Fresh gluten-free recipes from the U.K.
I liked the premise of The Easy Kitchen: Gluten-free Recipes; Simple Recipes for Delicious Food Every Day. It’s part of a series from the U.K., so expect coeliac and savoury. All recipes are in U.S. (Imperial) as well as metric measurements.
Layout and design:
The book is organized with an introduction (about safety, celiac disease, and cooking and baking gluten-free), breakfasts, savoury snacks, light meals, home-cooked comforts, treats, and breads. It’s beautifully designed and compact size.
Every recipe features a full-color, full-page photograph, beautifully styled.
Recipes include breakfast muffins (with whole eggs, bacon, and tomato baked in), pork sausage rolls, courgette fritters with minted yogurt, shaved broccoli and buckwheat salad, saffron and pepper frittata with roasted garlic aioli, chicken tagine, caramel shortbread, and pear and almond sponge (cake). Recipes include sugar, dairy, eggs, and meat.
What I liked about the book:
I love recipe books from other countries, because they just bring a different flair to ingredients and combinations. The recipes are bright, appealing, and highly savoury.
I wasn’t so keen on:
Recipes were not coded for special diets; nutritional analysis is not provided, which would be helpful for low-sodium eaters. The book is written by multiple people, so it doesn’t have a point of view. One recipe, for semolina crumpets, might not be able to be made gluten-free here, as a search has not turned up gluten-free semolina (semolina is made from wheat).
vegetarian, celiac, gluten-free diets
Not recommended for:
Migraine, paleo, vegan, low-sodium diets
A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (extremely-low-sodium for my Meniere’s Disease and trigger-free foods for migraine relief), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes and do them justice.