July 1, 2009
Cookbook Review & Giveaway
Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook by Robert M. Landolphi is an inexpensive, easy to use book. Along with more than 100 easy and delicious recipes, it includes chapters on gluten-free basics and and a chef’s perspective on eating out. You will also find useful information at the beginning of several of the chapters.
The book offers a wide variety of recipes which use common ingredients. A few of them use premade gluten-free products such as crackers or cookies. My only caution would be to those who are also on a dairy free diet. Many of the recipes do contain dairy. Some would be easy to modify, others would be difficult.
The recipes that contain flour use varying combinations of rice flours, sorghum, and starches, but a few also use chestnut or garbanzo flour, and maybe a couple of others.
I think the only yeast bread recipe is the pecorino pizza crust or bread sticks. The remainder of the bread recipes are quick breads. I recently made the flaky buttermilk biscuits. One of my kids said, “Mom, what did you put in these? They taste like regular biscuits.” They were very good.
This picture shows the Corn, Potato, and Leek Chowder. I did modify it according to ingredients I had on hand, but not significantly. I omitted the chile powder and the light cream. It was very good with my modifications, and I’m sure it would be good without any changes.
If you click on the title, Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook, you will be taken to the Amazon page where you can look inside the book. It shows you the table of contents, some of the first pages, and the index. That will give you a good idea of the types of recipes included. For most of you, it will be worth the price of $11.55.
If you think you would like a copy of this book, the publisher is offering to giveaway two of them. To enter the giveaway, please do the following:
- Go to the Amazon link, Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook, and click the picture of the book to look inside. Go to the index and look over the recipes listed there.
- Leave a comment on this post telling me one of the recipes you would like to try.
- If your name is not linked to a blog or web site where I can contact you, leave an email address.
- One entry per person.
This giveaway will run until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 6 (hey, that’s my birthday!) I will contact the winners on Tuesday and they will have 24 hours to get back to me. Please check your email (including your junk folder).
Looks like a great book, thanks!
Thanks for your comment on my post for my Monday List and Happy Anniversary.
Brenda at cornfreelady at yahoo dot ca.
Great giveaway and what a fun book this looks like!
I love desserts, so I would choose the "Key Lime Pie".
BTW, Happy Birthday early!
Cyndi in BC
I am one of those people to just love to be in the kitchen creating something that is good and now it has to be gluten free.
So, that being said, I think I would first make the blueberry crumble muffins. Then it would the blueberry coffee cake! wow, then all the great bread and biscuits recipes! Hum!
So, even if I am not lucky and do not win, I would love to have this cookbook. You did great!
Great giveaway. Thanks---
I would love to make the Ricotta Cream Berry Trifle. It sounds so good. All the recipes looked great but desserts are always my favorite.
bstilwell12 AT comcast DOT net
I would LOVE to try the Southern Pecan Pie AND the Bittersweet Chocolate Walnut Cake.
Darn. Now I am hungry!
Get give away!
and happy birthday, mine was yesterday!
Thanks for the giveaway & for visiting my blog!
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