About a month ago, I was approached by publicist for this book and asked:
"Would you be interested in reviewing this book on your blog if I gave you a free book?"
I said, "Hell yes."
I'm a little bit of a
The Food Allergy Cookbook really is a very good attempt at cutting out a few allergens from your diet. It is almost corn-free (there's a couple recipes which call for ingredients you're not going to be able to find corn-free), wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, possibly soy-free though there's a couple recipes which include ingredients you won't readily find soy-free.. and thats about it. (The recipes do include eggs, beans, nuts, fish, gluten-free grains, rice, and many include coconut.)
This is a really great cookbook for anyone newly gluten-free, or needing to avoid wheat and milk.
My one point of contention with the book is that the authors at the beginning of the book attempt to give lessons on how to eat allergy-free for some allergens (like corn) and fail to give adequate advice. The advice they do give isn't bad, but it's not nearly detailed enough, and should not be taken as your sole source of advice on avoiding these allergens. You definitely should not take their advice about avoiding corn as their advice on it is so incomplete that it could be harmful.
Actually, I advise just skipping the first part of the book and going straight to the recipes.
The recipes look good, and I trust that they are. Unfortunately since I am allergic to almonds, coconut, beans, fish, eggs, rice, most vegetables, and nearly all the gluten-free grains, there isn't much in the book that I could safely make so I've not made any.
I would highly recommend the Food Allergy Cookbook to anyone new to gluten-free cooking or new to dairy-free cooking as there really are some great recipes and ideas in the book.
If you have questions about what is or isn't in the book.. looking for something special? Just ask, I'll check the book for you.