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17.5 Food Allergy Books: Other sources


This article is from the Children Allergies and Asthma FAQ, by Eileen Kupstas Soo kupstas@cs.unc.edu with numerous contributions by others.

17.5 Food Allergy Books: Other sources

Beard on Bread
James Beard

After flipping through several books on making bread, I was
very pleased to find one in which at least half the recipes didn't
contain milk (butter, imo, doesn't matter -- margerine is an
easy sub; milk is harder). This of course is no good for folk
allergic to gluten. :-(

The New American Vegetarian Cookbook
Marilyn Diamond

Note: I don't agree with the nutritional claims, but
the recipes are fine. Substitutes for a number of
dairy products are given. Emphasis on low-fat balanced
diet within "American" framework of foods. (A sample recipe is in
Allergy Recipes

The Good Food: Pastas, Soups, and Stews
Daniel Halpern and Julie Strand

Possibly everyone else is good at inventing enjoyable soups and
stews off the cuff. Having to cook for someone allergic to
chicken, turkey, beef, peas, tomatos, onions, and a array of spices,
can tax one's imagination. I bought this book as a source of ideas,
when I discovered all the cookbooks around the house (Better Homes
and Gardens New Cook Book, Fanny Farmer, etc.) contained very little
in the way of soups built around lamb and pork. I've only just
started experimenting with pasta, so I can't say much about that.
(Once I quit using MSG laced bouillons, I discovered I enjoyed soup
a whole lot more myself, too.)

Full of Beans,
Spicer, Kay, 1993,
Mighton House,
Box 399,
Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0
ISBN 0-9695688-1-9

I also want to put in a plug for rec.food.veg. While neither my
husband nor I is vegetarian (some good friends who are Seventh Day
Adventists are, however), I nevertheless find this newsgroup very helpful,
particularly the vegan recipes (non-ovo, non-lacto means we can both probably
eat it). It's also a good source for discussion of food sensitivity,
and how to modify traditional recipes for specific needs.

Along the same lines, I've tried using some vegetarian cookbooks,
but vegan recipes seem few and far between. The Horn of the Moon
cookbook, by Ginny Callan, has a good non-ovo non-lacto cornbread
(the one in Kidder uses an egg), and it also has vegan cookies.
Unfortunately, my experience with vegetarian cookbooks so far has
been that they rely on eggs and milk products for proteins, and, if anything,
they're even harder for me to use. So if anyone knows of a good
vegan cookbook, with an emphasis on baked goods, let me know.


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