Hasselbeck recounts childhood memories focused around food and how much it was a part of their family get togethers. She also mentions how difficult it was when she was first diagnosed and her ‘Mama’ could not understand why Elisabeth would not eat all the foods that she had lovingly prepared, so Elizabeth would eat it to make her ‘Mama’ happy, knowing how ill she would feel afterward.
As Hasselbeck points out, food brings people together. She found her diagnosis meant she could not ‘enjoy sharing this social element with others’. She wanted to make foods that everyone could enjoy; thus her reason for the writing the cookbook.
Many of the recipes are down to earth, basic foods that are perfect for the new gluten free cook. The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients can be found in most grocery stores or health food stores. She also has a great section on dealing with sharing a kitchen and how to avoid cross contamination.
Hasselbeck also writes about what to stock in your gluten free kitchen and explains some of the different flours that are used in gluten free cooking. A favorite of mine is her page of mixes that can be used in several of her recipes; each one will make several batches so they are nice to have on hand. I also really liked the addition of the helpful tips along side some of the recipes .
Here is a video of Elisabeth Hesselbeck talking about her new book.
In the book you will find 100 classic recipes with gorgeous, glossy photos showing some of the wonderfully prepared foods.
This is certainly a book I would purchase to give to someone who has just started their gluten free cooking journey; it is a wonderful family friendly Gluten free resource.
Read the excerpt from Random House here,
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