Sweets-lovers forced to avoid gluten due to dietary or health concerns will find a plenty of inspiration (and possibly even elation) in U.K. chef Vickery's collection of 70 gluten-free cakes, muffins, crackers, and breads for all occasions and tastes. (Publishers Weekly 2011-03-07)
Award-winning chef and cookbook author Phil Vickery offers 70 recipes for baked treats ranging from the sweet to the savory. The cookbook opens with an introduction to celiac disease--its diagnosis, symptoms and dietary requirements. A list of essential products for gluten-free baking flours and other useful ingredients follows along with tips on how to get the best baking results. Innovative recipes like Sweet Potato Thins, Polenta Cake with Raspberry Drizzle Frosting and Roasted Banana Walnut Cake with Maple Frosting are some of the recipes calculated to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. (Taste for Life 2011-05-01)
For anyone suffering from celiac disease, something as common as wheat, rye or barley can cause painful bloating, stomach cramps and nausea. But gluten, the name of the protein found in all three grains, is what gives bread its elasticity and a springiness to cakes and muffins. Forget baking then, right? Award-winning author and chef Phil Vickery says absolutely not, and he has the cookbook to prove it.... In this soft-covered cookbook, there are 70 recipes for everything from rosemary and garlic focaccia bread to Yorkshire pudding, fudge brownies, apple crumble and chocolate chip cookies. Each recipe includes a colour photo of the baked goods and tips for proper storage and freezing. There is also a helpful list of naturally gluten-free cereals and grains, tips to avoid contaminating gluten-free foods and what essential ingredients should be in your pantry to eat healthy. (Patrick Langston Windsor Star 2011-06-08)
Phil Vickery brings baked goods back into the lives of those with celiac disease or any form of gluten intolerance. (Metro London 2011-05-13)
About the Author
When Phil Vickery was head chef at the Castle Hotel in Somerset, England, he won Michelin stars four years in a row. He is the author of Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Cooking as well many other cookbooks.