- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; Re-issue (pb) edition (2 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405345802
- ISBN-13: 978-1405345804
- Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 1.3 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 442,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Allergy-Free Cookbook Paperback – 2 Aug 2010
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About the Author
Alice Sherwood is a freelance TV and website producer whose son has a serious nut and egg allergy. She lives in London and spends holidays on the family farm in Wales where she spends hours in the kitchen.
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A very helpful book for me in the beginning stages of my son (10 months old) allergies which was a very confusing time.
The book sets out each recipe with the ingredients you need but also substitutes for the food you can’t eat. For example you will find an egg alternative, gluten alternative, nut and dairy alternatives. This book shows a variety of meals and was very helpful.
The chocolate layer cake. The bog standard recipe is written as dairy, egg and nut free. The cake looks delicious. However this version of the recipe requires the use of wheat flour to work. There is a seperate gluten-free version of the same cake, however this cake requires SIX eggs to work! So if you have wheat/gluten and egg allergies, the recipe is unsuitable.
Unfortunately the rest of the book is very similar. And having experimented with combining elements of the dairy free recipes with the gluten free recipes, I've found they just don't work. It's a shame, because the book is written with multiple food allergy sufferers in mind, but the reality is that this book really hasn't been of any help to me.
It includes helpful advice on entertaining people with allergies and for school age mums it has great advice on arranging birthday parties or how to work with schools and other mums so your child can be safely included in social activities.
I throroughly recommend this book to anyone who has family or friends with a food allergy. As the mother of a child with severe egg and nut allergies, I have delighted in finding a book with delicious recipes that can be cooked for the whole family to enjoy. People are truly amazed when they hear the cakes are egg free. The chocolate cake is a must and my daughter now regularly asks to make the fairy cakes. Dorling Kindersley have published it in a highly presentable fashion. Thank you Alice Sherwood for making cooking fun and safe again.
I was hoping for some interesting new recipes - if its just a case of using normal recipes and substituting a (disgusting) soya alternative, well, dur, why do I need this book? Don't bother...
If you want baking alternatives for dairy/egg allergies, check out the many good vegan cookbooks available.
This is a very useful book to have on your shelves.
The rhubarb sorbet is fabulous, and loved by my rhubarb despising child!
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