2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 February 2012
A very good book answered so many questions for me.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for answers to undiagnosed symptoms, to give this a go even if it does not work for you, it is written with humour and has great recipes. Sometimes Doctors don't always listen or understand the many veiled problems wheat or gluten intolerance can have.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 2 September 2011
I have to say that I am completely baffled by the only other review published so far on this book; I thought it was absolutely clear from the cover, the blurb, the look-inside and the accompanying publishers notes that The Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef does not set out to be a conventional cookbook. Complaining that it is not a conventional cookbook is fine if you have been misled into thinking that it is supposed to be one, but complaining about it anyway, even though you knew what to expect in the first place, seems to me to be thoroughly unjust.
And then there's the claim that parts of the book are "literally vomit inducing".
I do wonder whether London GF Cook knows what the word 'literally' means; I have certainly eaten food that was literally vomit inducing but I have never thrown up after reading about someone licking cheese off their fingers. The book is a love story with a hundred excellent recipes; the fact that those recipes are equally attractive to people who can tolerate gluten is, in my view, a plus point.
The linked review by London GF Cook of Shauna's first book is full of ad hominem insults which I think have no place in Amazon reviews, though I must say that if London GF Cook really did throw up at various points simply reading the book then it would probably be a good idea to seek medical advice. There may be a problem beyond gluten intolerance which should be checked out.
28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2011
I am so disappointed I bought this book. I love Shauna's blog, which seduced me into parting with hard earned cash to buy this. This book was so bad, it makes me so angry. First of all, there are hardly any recipes in it. I want imaginative Gluten Free recipes. Not just ones which are naturally gluten free that I can think up myself!
Secondly, I cannot express how tiresome the love story is. It is literally vomit inducing and detracts from what the book is acually about.
In a nutshell I was licking cheese of the chef's fingers and then started to cry because he loves me. How is that of any use to anyone who is gluten free in any way.
If I could get a refund I would. I am so cross and disappointed that this book is SO TERRIBLE!
Please, save yourself the hassle, and do NOT bother buying.