How To Cook Gluten-Free by Elizabeth Barbone

New Cookbook

Learning to eat gluten-free can be an alarming challenge, at the beginning. What can I eat? Do I need to throw out all my pots and pans? Will I ever eat bread again? If you're just learning to eat gluten-free, though, I hope you are so lucky as to have the sensible Elizabeth Barbone as your guide. Her new book is a calming and wonderfully reassuring place to begin your gluten-free journey.

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Elizabeth Barbone (visit her website, Gluten-Free Baking)

Who published it: Lake Isle Press

Number of recipes: About 150

Recipes for right now: Easy Herb Crackers, Bacon, Sweet Potato, and Onion Spinach Salad, Baked Ziti, Chicken and Cheesy Biscuit Casserole, Cheesecake Cups.

Other highlights: Elizabeth's book's tagline is "Gluten-free, plain and simple." I think that's the perfect way to describe this book, which is spiral-bound and the perfect size and format for carrying straight into the kitchen. This book is clearly meant for folks who need to learn to cook — whether that's for the first time, or all over again, upon the diagnosis of celiac disease. This book doesn't tackle the fancy stuff — it builds a solid foundation of salads, soups, pastas, simple desserts, and breakfast dishes. There are instructions for building a good pantry, and for substituting out milk and eggs.

Who would enjoy this book? Anyone looking to eat gluten-free, wherever they are in their journey of learning to eat this way. This book is a very practical and well-illustrated resource for cooking healthful, gluten-free meals, and organizing your kitchen and pantry as you learn.

How to Cook Gluten-Free: Over 150 Recipes That Really Work
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon

(Images: Faith Durand)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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