{giveaway} How to Cook Gluten-Free

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winning comment, selected by Random.Org is #6:

“As I mentioned above, I love to bake! I grew up with a mom who made wedding cakes and married into a family where Christmas cookies are a huge tradition. Baking has been the hardest part for me. I never imagined that I would struggle to make a chocolate chip cookie that is safe for my son to eat or that it would be a challenge to make his birthday cake. I’m a pretty good cook and could probably count on one hand the number if times I’ve had a recipe not work out… until my son was diagnosed with Celiac’s anyway, now I’ve probably quadrupled that number in the last 11 months!”
By Jessica! Congrats! -Christina

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In celebration of our upcoming author event with local gluten-free goddess, Elizabeth Barbone, at our ‘Food Revolution Day May Food Swap (Saturday, May 19th 4-6pm, Oakwood Community Center), Lake Isle Press graciously gave us a copy of Elizabeth’s newest cookbook: How to Cook Gluten Free: 150 Recipes that Really Work for a giveaway!

We are giving away one hardcover, spiral-bound copy, perfect to actually use in the kitchen as it can lay flat on your kitchen counter or cookbook holder, to a lucky reader (US Resident)!

The bonus: it will be signed!

We will draw & announce the winner on Friday, May 18th so that Elizabeth can personalize the winner’s copy on Saturday during our event! Shazzam!

Personally, what makes this cookbook so helpful is not only the 150 recipes that Elizabeth carefully & painstakingly created, tested, re-tested but also the loads of helpful step-by-step photographs that illustrate many “how to’s” in cooking, and not just gluten-free tips: How to make a vinaigrette,  how to store & reheat soup, how to peel & mince garlic, how to dice an onion and then lots of Gluten-free gems: how to roll pizza crust,  how to make fresh breadcrumbs, how to bread foods for frying or baking…. and the list goes on & on.

Many of the tutorials are in the 33-page “Essential How-To Lessons” Chapter but also peppered throughout the book, especially helpful in the Bread Chapter. There is even a special 2-pages on how to adjust for other food allergies, including the omnipresent CORN (yup, its in powdered sugar!).

There are 12 chapters covering everything from snacks & starters to soups, salads, burgers, breads, side dishes and desserts. Like I said before, the Breads Chapter is extra fabulous due to all other step-by-step photo guides. Honestly, these are the first recipes I plan to try as a mom cooking & baking for a kiddos with multiple serious food allergies, I’m always on the lookout for a workable, doable, tasty sandwich bread, boule and hamburger bun.

This is a serious go-to Cook Everything Gluten Free book. I’m proud to be able to give a copy away to away to one of our readers as it promotes not only cooking at home but home-cooking knowledge. I sooo wish I had this book when I was starting down the gluten-free path with my son Miles, almost two years ago.

-THE RULES-

  • Open to US residents only (sorry, shipping costs are prohibiting!)
  • Giveaway ends at midnight next THURSDAY, May 17th, 2012
    The winner will be announced the next day, Friday May 18th. We will have the book signed on Saturday, May 19th and shipped to you that week!
  • We will pick the winning comment randomly via random.org.
  • All entries will be in the form of a comment BELOW. You can comment up to 2 times by doing the following:

1st comment: Answer any or all of these questions: Is this book for you or someone in your family that is gluten-free? In your experience, what is the most challenging food to prepare gluten-free? What are you hoping to learn by winning this book?

2nd comment:“friend” our new FSC ACADEMY page on Facebook

Again, ALL entries (up to two total) need to be in the form of a two separate comments below. Other comments on other posts (or on Facebook or Twitter) will not count towards this giveaway.

THANKS FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!

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Author:Christina

Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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25 Comments on “{giveaway} How to Cook Gluten-Free”

  1. May 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Is this book for you or someone in your family that is gluten-free?

    It’s for me. Allll for me!

    In your experience, what is the most challenging food to prepare gluten-free?
    Breads mostly and baked goods that are intended to be like their gluten-full counter parts. .

    What are you hoping to learn by winning this book?
    Where to begin? I am gathering recipes and resources for easy gluten free recipe’s for mommies. Personally I like baking gluten free for many reasons, but one is that I like the idea of having a blend of ‘flours’ that are offering me a wider range of nutrition unique to each of them. Professionally, I see children with a variety of challenges and often eliminating gluten can help in a BIG way. I am not a nutritionist…but I do love good food and if good food can help a person reach their fullest potential then I am ALL for it. So with this book I hope to be inspired to cook, create and share. :)

  2. Pam
    May 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    This book is for me and my husband-I’m the one that’s GF-but I have such a great husband he insists that the house be GF-so he eats that way at home all the time! I’m hoping to learn more bout the GF side of baking with this book.

  3. May 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    This book would be for me and my family. I have rheumatoid arthritis and my naturopathic docto recommended adopting a gluten-free diet. I did it pretty religiously last summer, but never truly took the time to learn how to cook, how to substitute, and how to really eliminate gluten-based foods in my diet. It is SO hard to avoid them in modern food culture.

    I’m hoping to learn as many recipes and ideas about how to cook and marry ingredients together so I can fully integrate a gluten-free diet in my life. Buying gluten-free foods in the grocery store is ridiculously expensive, so, I want to start changing my whole food focus. We eat our CSA veggies and lots of protein, but, when push comes to shove, some kind of gluten-based food is always there and ready to be eaten. I want to learn how to avoid that type of situation!

  4. May 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    I would love to have this cookbook for me, since I’m the one who has to eat gluten-free, but since I’m the cook in the household, I’m hoping it will benefit the others who have to eat my cooking.

  5. Jessica
    May 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    This book is indirectly for me, so I can cook for my 2 year old who was diagnosed with Celiac’s about a year ago. While we have survived this year, baking is a passion for me and I’m hoping this book can help me bake gluten free with more confidence.

  6. Jessica
    May 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    As I mentioned above, I love to bake! I grew up with a mom who made wedding cakes and married into a family where Christmas cookies are a huge tradition. Baking has been the hardest part for me. I never imagined that I would struggle to make a chocolate chip cookie that is safe for my son to eat or that it would be a challenge to make his birthday cake. I’m a pretty good cook and could probably count on one hand the number if times I’ve had a recipe not work out… until my son was diagnosed with Celiac’s anyway, now I’ve probably quadrupled that number in the last 11 months!

  7. ginamodschooler
    May 9, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    The book would be for me, mostly. I’m a multiple-food-allergy gal, and am *really impressed* that Elizabeth includes substitution info, as corn and soy and some tree nuts are issues for me too and much of what’s gluten-free includes those ingredients. My biggest challenge is cooking things that taste just like “regular” food for my incredibly picky and judgemental husband, so I’m not stuck making doubles of everything in allergy-safe and not every time I cook!

  8. Sue
    May 9, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    This book is for me! I love trying new recipes. I hate buying the over priced full of junk stuff at the store. The pictures look yummy!

  9. May 9, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    This cookbook would be for me, since I’m the cook in the family. We are experimenting with more gluten-free cooking at home.

  10. May 9, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    I am moving more toward gluten-free everyday. I have always baked so that is my most difficult transition. I would like this book to help me successfully learn the art of gluten-free baking. The book is for me, however, I share with my daughter so we will both have access to it.

  11. Sarah Holdaway
    May 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    This booke would be extremely helpful for me. I have been Gluten Free since Jan 1st of this year. I find it very hard to make breads and certain deserts because they do not rise properly and taste different. I am still buying regular bread and snack for my husband because he doesn’t like the taste of the GF products. This book would help me cut down the cost and time I spend on food prep and buying.

  12. Ona
    May 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I have lot’s of autoimmune issues which is directly related to inflammation. When I eat less gluten, I feel better. So, this book will be be for me.

    The most challenging thing for me appears to be phyllo dough – I LOVE it, but can’t seem to make it gluten free :o(

  13. May 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    This book would be a gift to a friend’s daughter is is celiac, and is getting married this coming August. I have this book (as my husband and one of my daughters is intolerant), and love it. I took our household gluten free as I wanted them to know that everything in this house is safe for them to eat.
    I would love to gift this signed copy to her as a shower or wedding gift.

  14. May 13, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    This book is for our whole family, as we are moving towards going gluten free over the summer. My mom also has rheumatoid arthritis and I have been encouraging her to go gluten free to try and help her RA; I’m hoping that as I gain more experience I may be able to convince her too!

    Breads are definitely the most challenging gluten free food I have attempted.

  15. May 13, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    I liked FSC Academy! :)

  16. Lindsay
    May 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    We are new to gluten free eating not a health issue just want to give it a try.

  17. Tim Raab
    May 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    This book is for my son. We find breads and desserts, and gluten free dough in general difficult to work with.

  18. Tim Raab
    May 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Excuse my ignorance, but with the ‘new’ FB interface, how do I ‘friend’ it? I do not see the option or command on the FSC page or mine. I spend very little time with FB.

  19. inchargemom
    May 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    My daughter eats gluten free, and I am beginning to think that possibly I am also gluten intolerant. My husband is diabetic, and he already eats low carb, which coincidentally is also gluten free….

  20. inchargemom
    May 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I also liked the academy on facebook….

  21. May 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    It’s for me. I’m gluten intolerant. Haven’t had the blood test to find out if I have celiac disease. I’m hoping the book will have suggestions for how to adapt regular recipes of all sorts to be gluten free

  22. Carolsue
    May 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    This book would be for my daughter. She just discovered a lot of her problems are due to being gluten intolerant and has no idea where to start. Wheat, dairy and so many other things seem to bother her. She would welcom a copy of this book if I could win it for her.

  23. Carolsue
    May 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    I liked you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  24. Ali Kennedy
    May 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    This book is for me to cook for my five year old. Newly allergic to many things like wheat! The most challenging would be bread or pasta….love my pasta so going to have to try that! I hope to learn many new tricks and handy ideas to accomidate her and the allergies. We love pasta and bread and the variety around here has very few options. I would love to be able to have more options for her as well as the rest of our family!

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