Author(s): Pamela Moriarty
Dining should be one of life's simple pleasures, but for those with gluten intolerance it can be a challenging task. "Dinner Secrets: Gluten-free" sets out to change that. It provides readers with inspiring recipes that will suit every dinner occasion and satisfy even the fussiest palate. Whether you are catering for a swish party or throwing together a quick meal, family and friends will have no idea that these irresistible dinners are gluten free. Professional cook Pamela Moriarty, who has lived with coeliac disease for over 25 years, believes that flavour and visual appeal should never be sacrificed when it comes to eating even if you are sensitive to wheat or gluten. As a result, she has spent years perfecting the recipes in this book, using ingredients that can be easily sourced in your supermarket or healthfood shop. The recipes are easy-to-follow and accompanied by useful tips on how to substitute ingredients, prepare meals in advance and master basic techniques. This beautifully photographed cookbook provides over 100 gluten free recipes for all types of dinner occasions, from casual to stylish; the recipes have clear and easy-to-follow instructions that can be cooked by people of all skill levels; ingredients used in recipes are easily found in supermarkets and healthfood stores; the meals are both attractive and flavourful and guests will hardly believe that they're gluten and wheat free; and, every recipe includes shared secrets and cook's tips which provide easy ways to vary recipes, substitute ingredients, master techniques and plate attractive meals.
Australian professional cook Pamela Moriarty was diagnosed with coeliac disease 25 years ago. At the time she was malnourished and anaemic, but within two weeks of eating gluten-free food her health began to improve. She realised that diet, not medication, was the key to health and wellbeing for those with coeliac disease or gluten allergy. But it wasn't long before she grew bored with commercially available gluten free food. Craving desserts and sweet treats, she began experimenting with baking and published her first book, Sharing Sweet Secrets. Now she has turned her attention to developing attractive and delicious gluten free dinners that can be enjoyed by family and friends.