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Jeanne W. reviewed The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy : Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free with Less Fuss and Less Fat on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Most people with Celiac will love this book - great selection of recipes that are well-written, easy to follow and widely tested using folks without celiac and "regular" people...who can't tell the difference! My copy has a number of tabs attached to mark specific favorite recipes.
Back when Bette Hagman was writing, gluten free food of any quality was very hard to find and very expensive. Now, with the proliferation of choices from supermarkets, mail order, and restaurants, in many cases it is not cost effective to make your own food from scratch.
However, if you choose to do so, Ms Hagman is the absolute best out there to learn from. Of all of her books, this is the best for most people. Much of gluten free food has fillers of fat to try and replicate the texture of wheat foods. Ms Hagman's tricks - from using applesauce for moisture to adding prunes to chocolate cake - produce amazing foods.
There are some good recipes in this book. The ONLY problem I had with the book is the fact that there are no pictures of the dishes. I hate recipe books with no pictures. Kind of goes up there with books about style and decorating. Without pictures, there are worthless.
Robin P. reviewed The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy : Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free with Less Fuss and Less Fat on + 5 more book reviews
I feel pretty idiotic, honestly.
I had already had this wish list book fulfilled a a number of months ago, but had not remembered I'd receive it the first time. I don't know why it was repeated as one I wanted, but it was. Therefore, I now have two copies of a book I barely have scan through yet. Hmmmm. Feelin' silly.