Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Review: Carol Fenster's 1,000 GF Recipes

After downloading individual recipes online for weeks and then later searching through the various GF and GFCF cookbooks available, as well as customer reviews, in September I decided to order Carol Fenster's 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes cookbook.

This book is as thick as a Family Bible and offers step by step instructions for delicious recipes as well as explanations of the hows and whys of GFCF ingredients and cooking.

While the cookbook is GF and not GFCF, Mrs. Fenster offers CF substitution suggestions in almost all of the recipes.

Last night I prepared the pepperoni pizza recipe. It was the first time I had ever tried to make a homemade pizza or pizza crust. It was out of this world delicious. Today I prepared her chicken fried steak with white gravy recipe. I am still in Heaven. Mrs. Fenster has single-handedly restored our household back to the delicious way it was before going GFCF. I feel like I used to when I first discovered how to make delicious Southern delicacies with my Grandmother -- excited about cooking for my family again. And, hold into your hats, I am going to make her white sandwich bread within the next couple of hours. I am not worried. I am not nervous. I believe this will be a success.

So, if you are thinking about buying a GFCF cookbook and you are confused as to which one to purchase, I wholeheartedly recommend Carol Fenster's 1,000 Gluten-Free recipes. It will make an excellent holiday gift for someone you know who is cooking for a GFCF household, or even for yourself if you are also GFCF.