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Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food: A Practical Guide Paperback – October 4, 2010
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About the Author
With 40 years of experience in the food industry as a chef and 10 years as a nutritherapist, Chef Braux is the Executive Chef at People?s Pharmacy where he focuses on the creation of gluten/dairy-free and low-sugar dishes for clients with specific conditions such as Celiac disease, ADD/ADHD, and assorted food allergies.
Recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance, Chef Braux wanted to share his knowledge as a nutritherapist and experience as chef to help other people to deal with this modern affliction. He helps you understand what is gluten intolerance and Celiac disease; explains how a gluten and dairy-free diet could positively affect a child with autistic spectrum disorder; offers lists of organizations and groups able to help you with celiac disease and autism; gives you an extensive listing of hidden sources of gluten and dairy additives and a complete shopping list of gluten and dairy-free products. To finish it all, Chef Braux offers you more than 80 GFCF recipes to help you get started on your way to a healthier life.
Chef Braux is also the owner of A Votre Santé, a small business offering personalized diet plans for people with assorted conditions such as cancer, Celiac disease, gluten and dairy-free allergies, diabetic clients, ADD/ADHD children, and clients with assorted food allergies. He also lectures on the foundation of good health through appropriate nutrition; he teaches hands-on classes on how to prepare gluten-free/dairy-free baked goods and desserts and has cooking classes based on this book.
Chef Braux is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef with the American Culinary Federation, a Certified Master Baker with the American Bakers Association, is a macrobiotic counselor and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition with the Clayton College of Natural Health.
For more information, visit alainbraux.com.
More About the Author
So far, I have published 7 print books and 10 ebook on the connection between food and health. I do sincerely believe that, with the right choices and when handled properly, food can be medicine. And while you're at it, why not enjoy yourself by eating wonderful and tasty recipes?
About 15 years ago, after fattening my customers with my fine French pastries, I became more and more intrigued by the effect on food on one's health. That lead me to study the macrobiotic philosophy of eating and became a macrobiotic counselor and then a B.S in Holistic Nutrition. I am working with a private clientele afflicted with specific food challenges such as gluten and dairy allergies, Celiac disease, children with ADD/ADHD and many more. For more information, please see: www.alainbraux.com.
So far, my books have garnered a series of book awards:
Paleo French Cuisine won:
- Best Cookbook at the 2013 Paris Book Festival
- Finalist in the Cookbook - International category at the 2013 International Books Awards.
Healthy French Cuisine for Less Than $10/Day won:
- Winner. Best Cookbook at the 2012 Paris Book Festival
- Finalist in the Cookbook - Regional category at the 2013 International Books Awards.
- Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival
- Finalist in the Cookbook category at the 2012 Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Finalist in the Nutrition category at the 2012 Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Honorable Mention at the 2012 New York Book Festival
Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food won:
- Winner. Best Cookbook - Health category at the 2013 International Books Awards.
- Best Cookbook at the 2011 Paris Book Festival
- Best Cookbook at the 2011 Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable mention at the 2011 New York Book Festival
- Best Cookbook at the 2011 Los Angeles Book Festival
How to Lower your Cholesterol with French Gourmet Food won:
- Best Cookbook Award at the 2010 Paris Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable Mention at the 2009 DIY Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable Mention at the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival
- Was a Finalist at the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Festival
- Earned an Honorable Mention at the 2010 New York Book Festival
As a Nutritherapist - someone that uses food as a healing medium - I strongly believe that given the right diet, our body can prevent most of our modern degenerative diseases and I try my best to help people affected with these diseases to regain a normal life.
As a French chef, I also firmly believe that eating healthy food does not mean eating bad-tasting food. I make a point to provide my clients with a diet that they can only eat but also enjoy eating. What's the point of trying to get better with food you do not want to eat. Have you tried to eat hospital food lately? How do they expect you to feel better with those barely defrosted limp bland vegetables, overcooked unknown meat and mint Jello. In my opinion, sick people need to eat fresh and great-tasting food loaded with vitamins, minerals and natural phytochemicals provided by nature.
I sincerely hope my books will help you live a healthier and happier life without the help of potentially harmful drugs, the exact same way I did. Merci for trusting me with your health.
Chef Alain Braux
A Votre Sante. To Your Health
Top Customer Reviews
Since writing his first book, "How to Lower your Cholesterol with French Gourmet Food", Alain recently discovered that he was gluten intolerant and has gone on to compile his knowledge into a new book for those of us who love good food, more especially traditional French food.
Alain's comment `gluten-free junk food is still junk food' is such an astute observation. He believes we should eat thoughtfully, be aware, and indulge carefully on special occasions.
Features found in this book aside from the wonderful recipes:
1) Narratives from people about their journey of GFCF discovery - one of these stories might be your `aha!' trigger
2) Sympathy for the many reasons you may be attempting to self medicate and suggestions on how to find the right doctor
3) Why keeping a food journal is so very important (there may be additional sensitivities)
4) Setting yourself up for gluten-free and casein-free success
5) A comprehensive list of resources for Celiac Disease and Autism including books, magazines, organizations, and online support
6) Those mysterious food additives that could indicate `hidden' gluten - pages of them
7) `Safe' and `not safe'; in medication, vitamins, toiletries, household cleaners
Thanks to Alain, I 'get' what this is all about and I feel confident I can live GFCF without feeling I am missing out!
The recipes are AWESOME! My favourites are the quinoa tabouli, the healthy salad dressing (enjoying it as I am writing this), and, drumroll please: the flourless chocolate cake!!! It's love at first bite!
If you, my fellow traveller on the GF or GFCF road must pick only one book, pick this one. You will not regret it! Your future healthier self will thank you for it.
The review that says his recipes are full of wheat and dairy is just false. Chef Alain's recipes are meticulously developed for health and taste. This book is a treasure and a fantastic addition by a true chef who understands a gourmet's needs - delicious food, period.
There are a number of recipes (Appendix C). Some of them sound really good too. And I especially like that they arent just recipes that avoid flour like so many gluten-free books. Really, why would someone looking to cut out gluten need a recipe for salad? Its common sense that lettuce and veggies dont contain gluten. I want my gluten-free cookbook to give me options and this one does. The recipes in this book are for things like bread (many type including french bread), pancakes, waffles, scones, muffins, cookies, etc. And bonus, they are unique recipes, not variations on the same base. I am looking forward to trying his coconut flour brownies! (I forgot to mention the recipes for dips, appetizers, soups, salads and entrees - mostly variations on french classics.) In conclusion, if you can get to appendix C- there are probably well over 50 recipes to choose from so I dont think you will be disappointed if you dont need the imformation at the start of the book.
I should also point out that a number of his recipes are gluten AND DAIRY free! This is great as that has been one of the biggest challenges for me. Everything gluten free seems to have dairy and everything dairy free seems to have gluten additives.
Alain Braux is a chef, he teaches gluten-free cooking at his store and all his recipes are tried and tested. I especially like that he reviews some of the types of flour and what things they are better in. Great for a newby like me!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you have any issues with gluten or dairy, this book is for you. If you are trying to cut back on carbs, this book is for you. Read morePublished 23 months ago by T. J. Konopka
If a Frenchman can go gluten and dairy-free, so can you!
Chef Alain Braux's book, Living Gluten and Dairy Free with French Gourmet Food, is more than just a cookbook. Read more
'Living Gluten and Dairy Free with French Gourmet Food' by Alain Braux is an abolute enrichment for all people with gluten and/or dairy products allergies. Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by Doris Karasek
His food/packaged recommendations vacillate too much, i.e., some have dairy, some have wheat. I wanted to scream, MAKE UP YOUR MIND. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Penny
This book is full of wonderful resource for those who are looking at healing with food and wish to pursue a healthy lifestyle and still eat delicious foods. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by Izabella Wentz
This is by far the best resource I've found on gluten-free information. Chef Alain has put together all the important info that a newly gluten-free person needs. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by M. M. Miller
Chef Alain provides more than "just recipes" (although you'll love his French classics refashioned for special diets! Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Gigi Stewart, M.A., Founder/CEO of Gluten Free Gigi, LLC
This is a very well thought out resource/handbook for anyone wanting to live a gluten free and dairy free lifestyle. If you are looking for some great recipes, this book has it. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by AJ
Little did Chef Alain Braux realize that when he asked if I would be interested in reviewing his book "Living Gluten and Dairy Free with French Gourmet Food", that he would be... Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by foodallergymom