Review: 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster - Celiac Disease
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Aug 11 2010

Review: 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster

Carol Fenster is one of the best known gluten-free cookbook authors in the gluten-free community. Carol’s last cookbook, 1000 Gluten-Free Recipes, is one of my favorite cookbooks. This new cookbook is a scaled down version with the basic and vital recipes compiled into less than 200 pages. The color pages & pictures make this cookbook really fun to peruse.

The introduction touches on Celiac Disease, what gluten is, allergies, autism and how to use the book. There are also kitchen safety tips, basic ingredients to keep on hand and a list of gluten-free flours. If you happen to be dairy-free in addition to gluten-free, there is a list of foods & brands that are both.

The book is divided into 5 sections – Breakfasts, Breads, and Muffins; Soups, Salads, and Snacks; Grains, Beans, and Pastas; Main Dishes; and Desserts. There are so many great recipes in this book – some of my favorites are Hush Puppies (though I have not made them yet, I loved them pre-gluten-free), Beet-Orange Salad with Cripsy Goat Cheese Rounds, Stuffed Trio of Sweet Peppers, Buttermilk Crumb Coffee Cake, and Frozen Margarita Pie. There are tips and other information throughout the book that seems to answer any questions that could arise from reading or preparing any of the recipes. The highly raved about pizza crust recipe is included and should be added to your weekly meal rotation.

Check out the Margarita Pie:

Carol’s website, Savory Palate, is a another great place for information. Want to work on your gluten-free cooking skills? You can join Carol September 18-25, 2010 for gluten-free cooking classes at Rancho La Puerta. How fun would that be?

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review of 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes AND the mention of gluten-free cooking classes at Rancho La Puerta during Sept. 18-25. Hope to see some of your readers there. Your blog is gorgeous. Keep up the wonderful work.-Carol Fenster

  2. Tiffany Janes says:

    Kim – I just got a copy of this to review as well, but that will come a bit later. What I did notice from a quick glance is that it’s much less intimidating (for non chefs like me) than Carol’s famous 1000 Gluten-Free Recipes book. I love the size and the photos in the new book and hope to make something from it real soon 😉

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