Eat What You Love: Everyday Comfort Food You Crave
By Danielle Walker
(Ten Speed; $35)
As you might imagine, being diagnosed with celiac disease (or any other condition that requires a major dietary overhaul) is pretty terrible news for a person who loves to bake, cook, and eat. It’s something that author Danielle Walker, like myself, has had to deal with. But rather than sulking, Walker has turned her curse into a blessing, making a name for herself as the go-to source for recipes that are full of flavor but free of gluten, grain, dairy, and other common allergens.
This book zeroes in on the bane of everyone’s existence: everyday cooking. She offers tactics and recipes (including re-creations of such classics as fried chicken, lasagna, and pot pie) to help you get scrumptious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners on the table without hassle. Even if you don’t have to curb what you consume, chances are you know someone who does. So whether you’re looking for recipes to cook for that person or for a gift to give them, you can’t go wrong with this book.