You all know the drill, first we make the FTC happy and then we get down to business. I was sent one copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Flour-Free Eating for review purposes. Any links to the book are affiliate links, this just means I get a small cut if someone makes a purchase through that link, it does not impact the price for the consumer. I will be giving away this book in a random drawing.
This book is written more to those who are looking to begin a new flourless diet than those who are forced to avoid gluten due to a medical condition. While many of the recipes are clearly labelled as gluten-free, this is not the focus of the book.
The informational section at the beginning gives a decent introduction to how and why someone would transition to a flour-free diet and is also presents some important nutritional information.
Throughout the book there are plenty of quick tips and definitions that would be helpful to any novice cook.
This book contains some interesting recipes that I plan on trying in the future, the one that first caught my eye is Cajun Shrimp Stew with Browned Flourless Roux. Regular readers know, I’m pretty much sold on anything with both shrimp and roux.
I think this book would be best for novice cooks looking to experiment with a flour-free diet, for diabetics looking for recipes lower on the glycemic index, and to those with celiac disease looking for a few alternative recipes such as for salad dressings and other items that may be difficult to find gluten-free.
I will be giving away my review copy in a random drawing. The drawing is open to anyone who leaves a comment between now (Aug 2, 2010 7:30pm) and Saturday August 7, 2010 at 9pm Eastern.
That’s it, no hoops to jump through. Just leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner on Sunday.