Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Trial and Error... with Cookbooks?

With so many cookbooks out there in the world you would think it is easy to find cookbooks that have decent egg-free recipes.

But it really isn't that simple.

When I am not in an experimental mood, I go to the library and get loads of allergy-free cookbooks searching for inspiration and new recipes to try.

Some authors say that they have researched and experimented with recipes over and over until they finally got them right. I get really excited that someone finally did their homework...

Until I make the "perfected" recipes.

Then I think, "Why was this cookbook even published? These recipes are not edible acceptable!"

I'm not saying that most authors of allergy-free cookbooks do this because, as few as they may be,  there are some excellent cookbooks out there that I love to use!

Like these:

 Babycakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles by Erin McKenna. This is an awesome cookbook! And it is very interesting to read (I read it from cover to cover).

BabyCakes: Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York's Most Talked-About Bakery also by Erin McKenna. Her recipes are great for those with not only egg allergies, but also gluten and dairy allergies.

Allergy-free Desserts by Elizabeth Gordon contains very useful information concerning how to do one thing or another with baking and several different food allergies.

And The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook by Cybele Pascal. She covers the top eight food allergies in her cookbook! A real winner!

So you see, there are some cookbooks that are suitable for those of us with food allergies.

 If you have of any favorite allergy-free cookbooks, do share! I am very excited to look for more excellent recipes!

 I only hope to someday publish a cookbook of my own. What say you?