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Author: Jenna Short
Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
Published: 7 Jan 2015
I was given an e-copy of it by the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for this, an honest review and I wanted a ‘proper’ copy of this book asap!
One member of my family is severely allergic to eggs and nuts – this book has so many brilliant recipes that are either already designed for people like her or suggestions for adapting them so she can eat them, Another member of my family is diabetic and every recipe also indicates the sugar content per portion, again very useful information. I really welcome this brilliant book and intend trying out some of the recipes as soon as I get the ingredients!
The information in Chapter one gives tips on alternative ingredients which may be used to replace allergens as well as giving background information about what the differences are between having an allergy and intolerance. The recipes are then organised into seven different sections according to type.
Each one of the 150 recipes is clear, well organised and easy to follow, with graphic symbols used to indicate allergens used in them There are lovely, colourful, mouth watering and well presented images of many of the prepared meals, Additionally there are menu suggestions and two differently arranged index – one contains the recipes by allergen and the other is a more normal, general index about the whole book. A very useful book for anyone who may ever need to cater for anyone with allergies – I have purchased myself a copy!
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March 2016: Having someone in your family with severe allergies can make some cooking tasks seem quite difficult! This book has lots of hints and tips which I’d never read before to help and is presented so well it is easy to follow and inspire other ingredients instead of the allergens. Very useful!