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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cybele Pascal, Allergy-Free And Easy Cooking, Preview

Cover photograph courtesy of Ten Speed Press

This is just a sneak preview but I’m so excited about this book I have to tell you about it before I cook a recipe from it (which is my standard blog review procedure). I sped through reading this review copy of Allergy-Free And Easy Cooking by Cybele Pascal and, wow, has Cybele done it again!

Like no other allergen-friendly cookbook author I know of, Cybele understands and answers the food allergy community's needs, fears, concerns and questions about allergen-free cooking before we even ask them. She has food allergies as well is the mother of children with food allergies. Questions about substitutions? She’s got answers that makes sense and take all options into account. Need ingredient resources – she lists them; not all books do, many in fact don’t and expect you to fend on your own for ingredients that are free-from. (Disclosure: My website is listed as a resource) Only need to eliminate wheat but not eggs or wheat and eggs but not nuts or all top eight allergens or only three of the top eight; she has a formula that makes each of these recipe adaptable to your needs. Want to get in and out of the kitchen in thirty minutes? Yup, Cybele has done that, too. 

Here’s more about the book from her website: Allergy-Free And Easy Cooking by Cybele Pascal:"A collection of 75 completely allergen-free recipes ready in 30 minutes or less, perfect for food allergic kids and busy professionals who need to get meals on the table swiftly...With her acclaimed cookbooks and loyal following, Cybele Pascal has been pioneering allergy-friendly cooking for more than a decade. As the mother of two kids with food allergies, Pascal knows the value of weeknight-friendly allergy-free recipes that can be prepped and on the table in half an hour without sacrificing flavor or texture. Through adept ingredient substitutions and easy-to-follow techniques, Pascal excels at providing enticing recipes that steer clear of the top eight allergens and appeal to home cooks who need to avoid dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and sesame. Pascal’s allergy-friendly versions of favorites like Creamy Mac ‘n’ “Cheese,” Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dressing, Chicken Mole Soft Tacos, Gnocchi, Deep Dish Pizza with Italian Sausage,  and Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry have all the appeal of the originals, and are perfect for food allergic kids and busy professionals. Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking is a delightful solution that will help you get flavorful, safe meals on the table swiftly."

Allergy-Free And Easy Cooking by Cybele Pascal will make an excellent addition to your home library, a fantastic gift for a food allergy loved one or a newly diagnosed loved one and I’ve even recommended it to my corporate clients!

Congratulations Cybele – can’t wait to dive in!

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