The Gluten-Free Revolution Absolutely Everything You Need to Know about Losing the Wheat, Reclaiming Your Health, and Eating Happily Ever After

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  • Copyright: 2015-02-03
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An expanded, revised, and exhaustively updated 20th anniversary edition of the book that fired the first shot—a comprehensive and entertaining guide to living gluten-free

Way ahead of its time, the original edition of this book, Against the Grain, was the first book of its kind: a funny, supportive, and absolutely essential handbook for gluten-free living. With two successful editions and countless devoted fans, this book has helped thousands of gluten-free readers follow their diets with creativity, resourcefulness, and, always, good humor. The Gluten-Free Revolution is fully revised and updated with the newest resources and information, and is packed with authoritative, practical advice for every aspect of living without gluten. With her signature wit and style, Lowell guides readers through the intricacies of shopping; understanding labels, from cosmetics to prescription drugs; strategies for eating out happily and preparing food safely at home; advice about combining gluten-free eating with any other diet, like gluten-free-paleo and gluten-free-dairy-free; negotiating complicated emotional and interpersonal reactions to your new diet; and includes fabulous gluten-free recipes from the best chefs in the world, including Thomas Keller, Rick Bayless, Alice Waters, Bobby Flay, and Nigella Lawson, among many others. The Gluten-Free Revolution remains the ultimate and indispensable resource for navigating your gluten-free life.

Author Biography

Jax Peters Lowell has been a diagnosed celiac-and gluten- free-since 1981. A lifestyle expert, advocate, and contributing editor to Living Without magazine, Lowell lives in Philadelphia with her husband and bread machine.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Importance of a Well-Informed Patientxvii by Anthony J. DiMarino Jr., MD

Introduction: The Gluten-Free Revolution    1

PART I: Me, Gluten-Free?

1. Gluten-Free Nation    15

2. The New Food Hyphenate    42
    Mediterranean Bean Soup

3. Necessary Losses    61

4. Gluten-Free Thinking    77
    Basic Black Bean Salad

5. Marketing 101    109

PART II: What’s for Dinner?

6. Essential Skills    137

Reverend Michael Alan’s Perfect, Possibly Paleo, Pumpkin Pie • A Classic Salade Niçoise • Essential Cream Cheese Frosting • Affogato: Tempest in a Coffee Cup • Nigella Lawson: A Simple Sponge Cake • Shola Olunloyo: Classic Cheese Soufflé and Dark Chocolate Soufflé • Jennifer Katzinger: Sweet Potato Rosemary Bread • Bryan Sikora: Chickpea Socca

7. Cooking with the Stars    159

Alice Waters: Moroccan Braised Eggplant • Traci Des Jardins: Grilled Corn and Squash Salad with Chipotle Crema, Lime Vinaigrette, and Cotija Cheese • Thomas Keller: Bouchon Bakery Gluten-Free Brioche Rolls • Rick Bayless: Quesadillas Asadas • Essential Chopped Tomato-Serrano Salsa • Molly O’Neill: Corn and Lobster Pie in a Chili-Polenta Crust • Aimee Olexy: A Trio of Savory Sides • Katy Sparks: Buckwheat Crepes Gratin with Cauliflower, Chanterelles, and Cave-Aged Gruyère • Steve DiFillippo: Gluten-Free Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, Garlic, and White Truffle Oil • Kristine Kidd: Arctic Char with Kumquat Gremolata, Roasted Fennel, and Potatoes • Marcie Turney: Crispy Squash Blossoms Barbuzzo • Bobby Flay: Saffron Risotto Cakes with Shrimp, Red Chili Oil, and Chive Oil • Michael Cole: Beau Monde Cider-Brined Berkshire Pork Chops with Pumpkin Sage Risotto, Grilled Pear, Soubise Purée, and Smoked Balsamic Reduction

8. A Baker’s Dozen    183

Flying Apron Bakery: Fresh Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Tart • Risotteria: Bleecker Street Breadsticks • Helmut Newcake, Paris: Dark Chocolate Fondant with Ginger and Raspberry Coeur • Zix Cookies: Glenn Minervini-Zick’s Raspberry Almond Ravioli Cookie • Nigella Lawson: Cinnamon Almond Cake • Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen: Sweet Potato and Five-Spice Muffins • Pure Fare: French Toast Pineapple Upside-Down Cake • BabyCakes: Meyer Lemon and Bing Cherry Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting • Kelli and Peter Bronski: Almond Pâte-à-Choux Florentines • Tate’s Bake Shop: Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkles • Christina Pirello: Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Macaroons • Taffets Bakery: Mediterranean Focaccia • Miglet’s Cupcake Shop: Vanilla Salted Caramel Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

9. You Gotta Have It    206

Caroline Winge-Bogar: Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese • Glenn Minervini-Zick: Pizza Just Like Mamma Makes (or Wishes She Could) • Eileen Plato: Judy’s Cafe Oh, Mama! Meatloaf • Kelli and Peter Bronski: Chicken Tikka Masala • Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson: French Onion Soup with Gruyère-Smothered Crostini • Jilly and Jessie’s Spiced Carrot Cake with Sweet Mascarpone Frosting • Katie Taylor: Old-Fashioned Chicken Potpie • Kevin Smith: Mexican Lasagna • Lynn Jamison: Mother of All Tortes • Reverend Michael Alan: Apple and Fig Crisp • Lowell Family: Vegetarian Pad Thai

10. Gather    224

Just Dessert: Seven Sinful Cheeses and Brandied Sour Cherries • An Autumn Supper: Fish Stew with Scallops, Halibut, and Shrimp • A Dublin Tea: Irish Soda Bread and Lemon-Blueberry Scones • In an Artist’s Studio: Chocolate-Dipped Brandy-Soaked Raisin Almond Biscotti, Chocolate Brandy-Glazed Walnut Cake, and Spiced Pumpkin Torte • A Thanksgiving Feast: Apple Cider–Brined Roast Turkey, Apple Cider–Bourbon Gravy, and Pear Ginger Cranberry Relish • A Birthday Party: Banana Split Cake • A Hanukkah Celebration: Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Sage Latkes and Harvest Tzimmes • A Dickens Christmas • Nigella Lawson’s Proper English Trifle • A Gathering of Gifts: Incredibly Rich Date Nut Loaf, Walnut Cherry Chocolate Bark, Tarragon Mustard, and Cranberry Chutney • Entertaining Cookbooks and Web sites

Part III: You Need to Get Out More

11. The Rules of Engagement    247

12. Dining Out with No Reservations    263

13. The Melting Pot    290

14. Sprechen Sie Gluten?    319

15. Get Outta Here    334

PART IV: Can We Talk? Emotional, Social, and Family Issues

16. Your Cheating Heart    369

17. Sex and the Celiac    395

18. And Baby Makes Three    415

PART V: Medical Matters

19. The Seven-Year Itch and Other Associated Conditions    449

20. The Doctor Will See You Now    484

21. Winning the Drug War    508

PART VI: Something Larger Than Ourselves

22. Food Fights    535
23. Community    560

Epilogue: Grace Note—The Rewards of Doing Without    587

Acknowledgments    593

Recipe Acknowledgments and Permissions    597

References    601

Index    611

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