Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef shares Shauna and Daniel Ahern’s unexpected courtship, from their first date to married life together, through stories about food. This cookbook features gorgeous photographs, guidance on cooking techniques, and 100 chef-tested recipes intended for the home cook — with an evocative, engaging voice seamlessly linking the stories and recipes together into one narrative.
Far more than just a cookbook, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef is an inspiring love story sure to give hope to anyone who believes that gluten-free food can’t be devilishly delicious and seriously satisfying. Instead of distinct chapters, the narrative is divided into two sections — “At Home” and “At the Restaurant.” The first section is the story of the Aherns’ courtship; the second a day-in-the-life of the chef. Each recipe includes variations and serving suggestions, encouraging home cooks to make the dish their own. Helpful sidebars offer expert chef advice on topics such as the importance of mise en place, and selecting the right cut of meat.
The recipes are sophisticated and inspired, and of course, entirely gluten-free. Just a few of the incredible dishes you’ll find include:
And for those times when you just need a slice of bread or a big bowl of pasta, try their recipes for Crusty Bread That Even Those Who Eat Gluten Might Like and Fresh Gluten-Free Pasta (and then make Pasta with Anchovies, Lemon and Olives).
Combining tempting recipes with an authentic love story, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef is the perfect narrative cookbook for anyone who loves food — and a must-have for those who need to eat gluten-free.
For more about Shauna Ahern and her gluten-free eating, read her blog.
Change in our kitchens
Reflections on cooking — and a career that’s based largely at the stove.
The Food Corps co-founder
Flatbreads from around the continent
Beyond a supporting role