Unbelievably gluten-free pizza! Unbelievably gluten-free fried chicken! Unbelievably gluten-free pasta! Plus breads, dumplings, fritters, pies, cakes, puddings, and more. For the 30 million Americans who have an allergy or sensitivity to gluten—and their families, who want to reclaim the dinner experience of everyone eating the same thing—Anne Byrn creates 125 amazing dishes where the gluten is gone, and never missed.
Why I wrote this book
This book began just before my book signing in Austin, TX, when a cook shared her secret for making gluten-free angel food cake and the room grew instantly quiet. I don’t know how everyone else felt that moment, but I felt like I had been handed a secret clue.
In Denver readers asked me for gluten-free fried chicken. And in Milwaukee, a group of gluten-free cooks gathered at their local bookstore to meet the Cake Mix Doctor and afterwards swapped tips for using sweet rice flour in gumbo and how to make your own gluten-free bread crumbs.
From city to city, it was the same routine. I came to speak about cake and ended up scribbling dinner notes at the podium. Pie crust, gumbo, fried fish. It just made me hungry. And readers pleaded with me to write a gluten-free dinner cookbook.
Just because you are gluten-free does not mean you have to do without the amazing comfort food of dinner. As I thought how a busy mom could ever cook one dinner for the gluten-free child and a second dinner for the rest of the family, I developed a greater resolve to write this book. And these recipes are gluten-free either because of the ingredients they contain or the technique you employ to make them so.
My favorite recipes:
- The Best Skillet Lasagna
- Allison’s Gluten-Free Granola
- Gluten-Free Saucepan Brownies
Recipes my kids love:
- Crispy Cheese Wafers
- Smashed Chicken Gluten-Free Style
- Easy Apple Tart
Recipes my friends love:
- Cranberry and Orange Scones
- Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan
- Flourless Chocolate Cakes