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Posted December 2, 2000
special diets dont have to limit your celebrations!
Upon first looking at this book I was disapointed; I thought it would be vegetarian/vegan; however this is not a vegetarian cookbook. There are beef, pork, poultry and fish recipes. The information on gluten-free eating is very informative. The cookbook is set up differently then most. From the beginning there is discussion on gluten-free, egg, dairy etc. free cooking. There are definitions for ingredients; helpful to those just starting out in cooking free of gluten, eggs, dairy and sugar. Then, because the author feels strongly in celebrations as being the foundations to our social lives (a point well taken) recipes are split into catagories such as: weddings, birthdays, afternoon teas, super bowl parties etc. At the beginning of the book, in place of 'chapter headings' there are 'celebration headings' with the appropriate recipe on page #... The baked recipes have alternatives for flours, sweeteners, eggs, dairy and sound wonderful. I have never purchased any of Carol Fensters' books previously. I think this is a well written and much needed book. My birthday is coming up and I cancelled a big party I wanted to throw, because, I have just been diagnosed as gluten intolerant and must restrict my diet furthur with no dairy, eggs, sugar and salt. Had I had this book earlier, I might have gone ahead with the party. The author affirms in the cookbook that the recipes can fool even wheat eaters. I look forward to trying them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.