3 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Taunton Press Inc for allowing me an ARC of this book for an open and honest review.
This is a great cookbook for those looking for some simple, easy and tasty ideas that are gluten free. Whether looking for themselves, their families or for friends who may have gluten intolerances or similar.
Positives of this book: some fantastic information on gluten free, hidden glutens, gluten free flours and so on. Gorgeous open, colourful and easy to read layout. I’m starting to get used to expecting such high quality books/ pictures/ layouts from Taunton Press and always look forward to reading something from them due to the quality of books they produce.
I loved the savoury strata section! There are definitely a few in there I want to try. Same with the waffles… Spinach waffles, yum!
The reason I ended up scoring this book as a 3 out of 5 is I, personally, didn’t get a lot of new stuff out of it. I’ve been wheat free for over ten years now (I have a wheat protein intolerance – among other food allergies and issues) and so had pretty much been there and done that with a lot of the recipes covered in it. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely some new versions that had me sit up and take notice (I’m looking at you pumpkin pancakes) but not enough for me to add it to my cook book collection.
But I’m not saying it’s not a great book – it is. It’s more I’m not the right person for it.
Would I recommend this book to people seeking a good gluten free cookery book? Yes, especially if you don’t already have that many gluten free books as this one would be a perfect start to your collection.
Would I buy it for myself? So very tempted… but I would need to get rid of some of my other gluten free books first. Hard decision.
This really is a terrific gluten free cook book and something I would recommend.
Until next time,