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I know there's cake on the cover, but this book contains a broad range of meal recipes, NOT just baked or sweet things. The recipes are broken down into the following sections:

Family suppers
Kid's favourites
Classics, made gluten-free
Speedy snacks
Sweet treats
Savory bakes

If you're following a gluten-free diet (or cooking for someone who is), this book is a must - it's a bargain price, as with all the other books in the series and the recipes are delicious and straightforward.

I wanted to mention that I also own the gluten-free recipe book from the similar range by Hamlyn (Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook 200 Gluten-Free Recipes) and would say that it's worth buying both: there's a big assortment of recipes in both books and both follow the same format with a double page spread for each recipe, always accompanied by an ingredients column, a picture and easy to follow instructions. The BBC GoodFood version does include nutritional info (calories, fat etc) per portion, for every recipe so perhaps this book has a bit of an edge in that respect. I make good use of both my Hamlyn & the GoodFood books though and like I said, they do contain different recipes.

There are lots of gluten-free recipe books popping up nowadays and some that are perhaps more adventurous or fancy but honestly, this (or the Hamlyn) would be a brilliant place to start for good, everyday recipes - and for a small book, it is jam-packed with tasty, fuss-free recipes that really do come out looking like the pictures!
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on 1 January 2013
I found this book invaluable in helping me adjust to a Gluten Free diet. By looking at what food had been substituted for wheat flour, it has also helped me adjust recipes that I already have at home.

The neat size of this book makes it ideal to keep on hand on a shelf in the kitchen
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on 30 January 2013
There are a lot of good, solid recipes to be found here, and the layout is cute and clean. The pie crust recipe is great - crumbly rather than flaky, but it works beautifully in all the recipes.

However, be careful with the Steak, Ale & Mushroom Pie recipe - the proofreader seems to have missed the fact that ale contains gluten, and they call for normal dark ale. (There are about two types of gluten-free dark ales on the market, and neither are particularly easy to find, usually requiring ordering a case online and shipping it. And when you do get your gluten-free ale, you don't pour it into a pie!) In a later recipe the editors return to their senses and call for gluten-free beer, which is easier to find. It just seems like an odd omission in a book that otherwise goes so far as to specify "gluten-free tortilla chips," which are usually gluten-free. Some people with celiac disease can tolerate dark ale, but others.... cannot.

Obviously anyone celiac, or used to feeding a celiac, will catch this error and they won't make a poisonous pie. People purchasing the book to cut down on their gluten intake (Paleo folks or other such trendy people) probably won't be bothered.

But dear Amazon readers, when giving this book as a gift, or if you're purchasing it in the hopes of wooing a celiac with your cooking, scribble a quick note in the margins! Use gluten-free gravy, yeast flavoring or spirits instead - don't use the dark ale!
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on 19 February 2013
Really helpful, lot's of good ideas, highly recommend it. Easy simple to follow receipes, ingredients easy to obtain, full marks
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on 24 July 2013
Although only a small book very useful recipes especially for newly diagnosed Coeliac, my husband is pleased he can still have nice food i.e cakes!
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on 2 October 2014
My girlfriend is coeliac and together we have found this book just right for finding good and tasty things that she enjoys eating. All the recipes are easy to follow and the ones we've tried have been great! An excellent book which makes life a bit easier for those who suffer with gluten intolerance
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on 30 July 2013
I am disappointed in this little cook book, but maybe expected too much. I had hoped for more help and understanding of how to get cakes to rise & have the correct texture - not just by telling me to use gluten free flour, which in itself doesn't always do the job!
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on 20 November 2013
Cant believe the price of this book, it has so many good recipes really easy to follow, it even tells you how many calories in each portion- not so sure I wanted to know that as some of the recipes are very fattening!!
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on 12 May 2015
Good book but it is really buying replacement gluten free products, when I was hoping it would be more recipes using natural foods.
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on 4 August 2014
It seems rather dangerous to me, there are several recepies where it lists ingredients that contain gluten, like Worcesterhire, in Beef stew or cheeseburgers or cottage pie. If you have serious problems / health issues this can harm your health. Didn`t check all recepies yet, but finding Worcestershire already in three recepies, is very disappointing.
It also lists Ale as an ingredient, which contains gluten.
Or tomatoe ketchup, without mentioning that you have to use a gluten free one, so it gives you the impression any ketchup is safe to use, which is not the case.
This is obviously not a properly well researched book and I cannot recommend it. And the recopies are not very inspired for gluten free kitchen.
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