The Gluten-Free Bible, by Jax Peters Lowell

gfbibleNot much to say about this one. It’s pretty much just a reference book, a how-to on living gluten-free. I learned a lot about what to do and what to watch out for. I was able to make some changes at home because of things in this book. There were good recipes inside, and I would love to have a copy of the book just for those.

I do think the book needs to be updated. It’s a 10-year-old book, and much has changed regarding the visibility of Celiac disease and gluten-free lifestyle. Nutritional information has changed, too, including validation of lower carb diets which the author is very dismissive toward. I also didn’t appreciate some of the more catty remarks in the book (for example, at one point, she says “Let’s face it, mothers still do most of the caring for children,” and that just makes me bristle). But there were some great resources, like the foreign language cards and recipes, and so I appreciated the book despite it being a little out of date and biased, and I think it will be useful to have around in the future.

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