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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I love this book. It's got lots of recipes, with photos, clear instructions, as you'd expect from a GH book - my main reason for choosing it .
It looks like any other book inside, lots of everyday meals so you'd not realise it's for a special diet - what a relief.
It made me realise I grew up nearly gluten free - basically home cooking without additives. So not...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not as Gluten-free as you might expect
This budget book has a good variety of recipes for all hours of the day, and lovely photography - all you would expect from a Good Housekeeping book. There is helpful advice clearly presented about what gluten is and how to avoid it.

But, and its a big but, not all the recipes are gluten free!

Let me clarify - the lists of ingredients appear to be...
Published 11 months ago by Bowery H. Mrs


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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as Gluten-free as you might expect, 11 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Gluten-free and Easy: Oh-so-good-for-you recipes that taste great (Good Housekeeping) (Paperback)
This budget book has a good variety of recipes for all hours of the day, and lovely photography - all you would expect from a Good Housekeeping book. There is helpful advice clearly presented about what gluten is and how to avoid it.

But, and its a big but, not all the recipes are gluten free!

Let me clarify - the lists of ingredients appear to be gluten-free (I haven't read the entire book so can't vouch for this). It is the serving selections which potentially are not. There is a suggestion that a Moroccan Tagine be served with couscous. Another recommends good crusty bread. Yet another, granary bread.
Whilst the advice pages discuss 'safe' bread and grains, the need to use gluten free versions of serving suggestions is not specifically stated in the recipes themselves. Not a problem if you are used to cooking for a coeliac: you get used to making adaptations. But many buying this book are likely to be new to dealing with the condition. Potentially this book will be used by someone cooking for a guest and simply dive into the recipes believing that whichever they serve will be OK. How many new to the condition will recognise that couscous is not some sort of grain but is made from wheat, or will assume that the breads mentioned in the book are gluten free because they are mentioned in the book?

Overall, this book appears to have been put together in a hurry and insufficiently edited/proofread (there are typos too). If you want some ideas, these recipes will taste good. But if avoiding anything with gluten in is important to those who will eat what you make, and you are new to gluten free cooking then proceed with caution or buy another book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Crusty bread? Cous cous?, 16 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Gluten-free and Easy: Oh-so-good-for-you recipes that taste great (Good Housekeeping) (Paperback)
Whilst the book does contain some nice recipes. In one section the chef recommends:

> serve with crusty bread
> serve with cous cous
> serve with granary loaf
> serve with ciabatta
> serve with pitta bread
> serve with rye or german pumpernickel bread

None of these ingredients are naturally gluten free, nor have I ever seen gluten free alternatives to cous cous or rye bread. This only seems to happen in one section, so I actually think that this section comes from another book in the same series and that there has been a mix-up in the manufacture.

Therefore I would not recommend for people trying to find gluten free recipes.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 2 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Gluten-free and Easy: Oh-so-good-for-you recipes that taste great (Good Housekeeping) (Paperback)
I love this book. It's got lots of recipes, with photos, clear instructions, as you'd expect from a GH book - my main reason for choosing it .
It looks like any other book inside, lots of everyday meals so you'd not realise it's for a special diet - what a relief.
It made me realise I grew up nearly gluten free - basically home cooking without additives. So not very difficult at all! bread is the thing on this diet. You must make your own. Again, this is easy but mind over matter and it doesn't keep so well, or freeze well either.
Anyway, this book great place to start.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab little cook book, 12 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Gluten-free and Easy: Oh-so-good-for-you recipes that taste great (Good Housekeeping) (Paperback)
Bought this for a friend as a secret Santa preside and loved it myself she nearly didn't get it. Would recommend
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