Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook: More than 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes from the Gluten-Free Chef - Cookbook Review
By Robert Landolphi
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009)
In a true labor of love, chef Robert Landolphi has created the Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook, featuring more than a hundred diverse recipes. When Landolphi found out that his wife was diagnosed with celiac disease, he dedicated his life to creating gluten-free dishes that wouldn't compromise her health. With meals that highlight all food categories, from appetizers to desserts, he has opened the door to a new type of cooking that can bring joy and satisfaction to anyone's kitchen and palate—not just those with special dietary needs.
With gluten being the primary protein found in wheat, barley and rye, it is a prominent part of everyone's diet. Therefore, chef Landolphi devotes the first chapter of his book to gluten-free basics and discusses specific substitutions that promise to be just as appetizing. Soups like creamy shrimp bisque and chocolate-espresso chili adorn the pages of the second section, while several enticing entrées are not far behind. Side dishes and bread recipes include smoked Gouda polenta and blueberry crumble muffins. Desserts are heavily emphasized, from cookies and cakes to classic fruit pies.
"A Chef's Perspective on Eating Out" concludes the book and educates readers on how to apply the gluten-free diet at restaurants. Whether your life be gluten-free or not, it is clear that chef Landolphi has an innate passion and love for food, cooking and family.
Reviewed by Alexandra Rowinski