There are currently as many as 3,000,000 Americans living with celiac disease, and as many as 83% of them go undiagnosed. Many people live with the symptoms of celiac disease for months, or years, unaware of the true underlying cause of their health problems. Contrary to popular belief, the main symptoms of celiac disease are not all digestive – What is Celiac Disease (Amazon)
How Can It Be Gluten Free is another winner from America’s Test Kitchen. Throughout there are recipes that use the test kitchen’s all-purpose flour blend, such as bagels, hamburger rolls, brioche, baguettes, and easy-to-make pan pizzas, as well as sweet treats like yeasted doughnuts, blondies, lemon layer cake, and Dutch apple pie. Also new to this book are nutritional information for every recipe and dairy-free versions of more than half the baked goods based on extensive testing done with alternative milks and yogurt and vegan cream cheese and butter.
Whether you follow a gluten-free diet out of preference or due to medical necessity, you should be prepared to face some unique challenges. Since you can’t bake with regular all-purpose wheat flour, you’ll need to get used to using gluten-free flours. There are many different types of gluten-free flour out there, and all of them respond to baking in different ways. Some gluten-free flours are extra-absorbent while others have a bitter aftertaste or a tendency to crumble. Learning the basics
My first gluten free cookbook discovery was America’s Test Kitchen’s first How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook. They’ve done all the trial and error and come up with successful gluten free recipes. New ingredients combinations, new techniques, and amazing recipes for lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta you can successfully make in your own kitchen. Eliminate the disappointing results, learn what works with this first edition from ATK.
Can you manage diabetes and gluten-free food choices at the same time? You bet. Even within families there can be several people with different needs. Nancy S. Hughes and Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton have put together 75 delightful recipies as well as a meal planning guide in their book Gluten-Free Recipes. No need to worry it’s all here for you.
Dr. Joseph Murry at the Mayo Clinic has written the Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free that focuses on living a gluten-free lifestyle, from the onset of being inquisitive to being diagnosed and managing eating out, if this new discovery is for you or a family member and more. Real life issues that can help manage pitfalls and well-intentioned but misinformed opinions.
If you want to eat out gluten-free Adam Bryan, featured on Huffington Post, Examiner.com, Yahoo Shine, Yelp, Urbanspoon and a variety of food blogs has written an amazing national Restaurant Guide with over 150 restaurant menus with gluten-free options. How many times have you ordered a gluten-free salad and it came out with croutons and bread sticks? Or an entree that comes out with fresh bread. In many restaurants the wait staff has no clue what eating gluten free means. No matter if you have Celiac disease, a gluten intolerance or allergy, or just maintaining a gluten-free diet.
“The Kikkoman Chronicles is the spellbinding story of: Shige Maki, the tough and resourceful woman who narrowly escaped the 17th century siege of Osaka Castle to sow the seeds to today’s Kikkoman Corporation. Kikkoman’s survival and adaptation across more than 300 hundred years of social and political upheaval in Japan. Innovative strategies Kikkoman has followed to become the world leader in the production and marketing of soy sauce – an Asian staple. The Kikkoman Chronicles is a one-of-a-kind corporate biography. By combining anecdotes and stories about Japan’s amazing history with hands-on tips and recommendations for proven international business success, Ronald E. Yates has produced an entertaining book that should become required reading for businesspersons and students throughout the world.” (from the book cover)