When my husband was first diagnosed with Celiac-DH I bought this book to try to make some of the baked goodies we had been so accustomed to eating. The recipes are easy to follow, contain ingredients available at any health food store and taste as close to the "real thing" as can be possible. The selection of recipes cover every taste and lifestyle.
She also gives tips for making up gluten free packages of all the little convenience food items we take for granted in the grocery store.
I was very unsure about gluten free cook books, but this is a nice book with some very good recipes. There are a lot of books out there with basic recipes, but when you have friends around you want something a bit special. And as i try not to let my friends know it is gluten free, otherwise they tend to say it tastes funny. None yet have complained about anything i have cooked from this book, in fact a few have asked for the recipes. The chocolate cake went down very well with my partner and his mum, it was very light and fluffy textured. Nice book and one of the better books for your shelf
This book is perfect for the person whose medical advocate has told them simply, "Don't eat wheat." and, "Most people find this diet so difficult to follow that they don't succeed -- good luck." She shows hidden glutens in foods I thought were safe, and how to create dishes I enjoy. I learned so much I've regained my health.
What I want to know after I have read Bette Hagmans book whilst in the USA, it was very good, BUT... as I live in England I cannot get the same flours she uses. Can someone please tell me what Potato Starch Flour is in the UK? Thank You. Beryl