Cooking Allergy-Free: Simple Inspired Meals for Everyone - Jenna Short

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!


Publication: November 11th 2014.


In my family there's a wide variation in different food allergies and intolerances. This can make cooking quite hard, as it's not easy to find recipes that are good and edible for everyone. Since one of my new hobbies is cooking I'm becoming more and more interested in allergy-cooking as well, to see if I can solve that problem.


This book brings help! Every recipe shows a number of symbols that show what allergens the particular recipe is free from. It also brings more variations on how you could change the recipe to make it free from more allergens. This was it's very easy to see which recipes are suitable.


What I also liked about the book is the introduction in chapter one. It discusses different herbs and oils, but also - and this is the important part - answers some pressing questions on food allergies and intolerances. I'm sure that these answers will help people who're less familiar with them to understand it better.


The recipes themselves look nice, although not super special or anything. I've not yet had the chance to make anything, but there are some I'll definitely try! It may or may not include Nutella. ;)


But, just like with the other cooking book I recently read, Downtown Italian, I would have loved to see more pictures, to get an idea of what a recipe will look like. I'm a beginner when it comes to cooking and most of my recipes are from the internet, from sites that will always provide you with a picture. Perhaps I'm just spoilt or a very bad cook, but I find it helps me a bit (especially in deciding which recipe to cook). The pictures that were included however were lovely, and really made that recipes look very nice.