The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food without Gluten & Lactose

theintolerantgourmetBarbara Kafka

Published by Artisan
A Division of Workman Publishing

It’s estimated that nearly 1 in 3 North Americans is lactose–intolerant and that 1 in 133 is gluten–ntolerant, although many of these people remain undiagnosed. For those who do find out, the resulting dietary adjustments have traditionally been about restriction, denial, and deprivation. All these compromises drain the pleasure from eating.

Now, legendary food maven Barbara Kafka comes to the rescue with a complete soup–to–nuts cookbook full of great food that you can enjoy every day. Barbara’s own intolerances, dormant since childhood, returned five years ago, and—as someone who was already intolerant of bad food, ersatz ingredients, and poor cooking—she rose to the challenge of being gluten- and lactose-intolerant with this collection of 300 recipes. They get you to crispy without resorting to breading or flour coatings, offer silkiness and richness without dairy, and feature luxurious textures in sauces and soups without flour or butter.

The book also features tools such as a guide to gluten–free pastas and a comprehensive section on starches—their assets and detriments, the basic methods for preparing them, and the best ways of serving them.

Barbara Kafka is a former food editor of Vogue and a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She is the author of multiple cookbooks including the IACP and James Beard award-winning books Roasting and Microwave Gourmet. In 2007 the James Beard Foundation gave her its Lifetime Achievement Award. The Intolerant Gourmet has been nominated for a James Beard Award in the category of  book with a healthy focus!

Win the Book ...We thank Artisan publishers for sponsoring this week’s Cookbook of the Week! To enter, please use the email form below. Just enter the name of the cookbook in the message box and submit. So easy! Giveaway ends midnight, June 24th, 2012.

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Buy the BookThe Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food without Gluten & Lactose for your cookbook library, or as a gift!

Enjoy these sample recipes from The Intolerant Gourmet: Yum Yum Nut Sweets and Waffles with Raspberry Sauce.

KosherEye Cookbook Notes:
Kosher cooks – Be aware: This cookbook does contain chapters focused on non–kosher meats and shellfish, but the helpful information and other wonderful recipes far out–weigh the chapters that do not adhere to the laws of kashruth - several of these recipes can be converted. The descriptions of the starches is a must–read for the gluten intolerant.

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As you enjoy reading about these fabulous cookbooks, some featured cookbooks have recipes, or indeed chapters with recipes that have non?kosher ingredients. No worries! KosherEye and our team of knowledgeable cookbook authors, chefs and foodies will help you find, convert and substitute ingredients to create kosher recipes. To get you started, we are providing an initial, basic list of kosher substitutions. As is the case with many outstanding cookbooks, this is a worthwhile exercise, which enables the  kosher cook to have access to some of the world’s greatest, classical and most contemporary recipes, created by experts in their field.

June 18, 2012

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