Gluten-free has become the trend of the past year. Many people are not only staying away from carbs, but now are going gluten-free for health reasons. People with serious celiac disease have severe gluten intolerance. Many others are just experimenting with how they feel off gluten. If you are interested in trying a gluten-free diet, here are a few books to start you off.

One of my favorites is WILLIAMS-SONOMA WEEKNIGHT GLUTEN-FREE: Simple, Healthy Meals for Every Night of the Week by Kristine Kidd. The author, who was an editor at Bon Appétit Magazine for years, discovered she had celiac disease and changed her lifestyle. Her recipes are extremely innovative, packed with flavor, and easy to prepare. Standouts include potato pancakes, poached eggs, and green onion sauce; fish tacos with broccoli slaw and lime cream sauce; grilled salmon and red onions with nectarine salsa; Chinese-style peanut noodles with seared beef; and ginger-cherry oatmeal cookies.

THE HOW CAN IT BE GLUTEN-FREE COOKBOOK: Revolutionary Techniques. Groundbreaking Recipes by the solidly thorough Editors at America’s Test Kitchen reinvents the rules of baking to deliver a collection of innovative recipes in the gluten-free cooking arena. Some of the new ideas in this book include how to work with gluten-free flour, which doesn’t absorb fats well resulting in greasy foods. The solution in this book is to cut down on the butter and fats and replace the lost richness with more stable fats such as cream cheese or sour cream. The Test Kitchen experts also recommend the best brand of gluten-free pasta to use.

ARTISINAL GLUTEN-FREE COOKING: 275 Great-Tasting, From-Scratch Recipes from Around the World, Perfect for Every Meal and for Anyone on a Gluten-Free Diet-and Even Those Who Aren’t by Kelli and Peter Bronski is a book full of clearly explained recipes that anyone can cook. Originally published in 2009, the book has been expanded and revised in this second edition. The recipes are inspired and innovative for this more limited way of cooking. Highlights include honey-mustard chicken and green apple salad; chicken tikka masala; New York strip steak in a Peter Luger-inspired sauce; and flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.

GLUTEN-FREE GIRL EVERY DAY by Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern, author of a very popular gluten-free blog by the same name, has organized her second cookbook around different types of dinners such as one-pot wonders, stir fries, breaking down a chicken and buffets. In addition to the recipes there are lots of practical tips on how to stock a gluten-free pantry, favorite online resources, as well as helpful tips on how to bake gluten-free, including recipes for her oft requested gluten-free flour blends.

GLUTEN-FREE BAKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 60 Recipes for Traditional Festive Treats by Jeanne Sauvage is a lovely small cookbook of good recipes that are all gluten-free. You will find rugelach for Hanukkah; benne cookies for Kwaanza, and a traditional bûche de noel for Christmas.

GLUTEN-FREE 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking by Carol Fenster is a new book from quite the authority on gluten-free cookery. Carol Fenster is the author of ten cookbooks on the subject and this one is full of recipes and information for those embarking on a gluten-free life-style. The book describes how to read labels, provides lists and charts of non-gluten ingredients, and tells readers how to stock a gluten-free pantry.

THE HEALTHY GLUTEN-FREE LIFE: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free & Egg-Free Recipes by Tammy Credicott is a well-photographed and comprehensive cookbook for a more limited diet. The book does require more time-consuming preparations but the results are quite satisfying. With over 200 recipes for every type of meal, including breakfasts, snacks, dinners, side dishes, desserts, and more, this is a good resource for those on this restricted diet.

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