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5.0 out of 5 stars Food and love to love..., 2 Sep 2011
This review is from: The Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef (Hardcover)
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.
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2012 12:50:08 BDT
...and the quicker they get to the doc the better! And yes, its a love story told with the joy of food thrown in - reading the cover etc may have helped. Its not a conventional cookbook and for that reason I like it too (didnt get it from Amazon).
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