N ot so many years ago, the gluten-free diet was reserved for an obscure cluster of people who often found themselves missing out or ‘making do’ whenever food was being consumed.

Today, the gluten-free diet is sweeping many parts of the world faster than the latest celebrity slimming diet, and the benefits are huge. Gluten-free products abound (and are a far cry from the foods we used to choke down), food labels tell you all you need to know and people no longer look at you as though you have four heads when you ask for something gluten-free.

Being gluten-free isn’t as simple as it sounds. Whether you’ve been gluten-free for decades or are only starting out on the diet, this book is loaded with information that covers many aspects of your life, from the obvious — your health and how you shop, cook and eat — to more subtle facets, like finances, socialising, dealing with friends and family, and managing various emotional ups and downs.

Your authors live a gluten-free lifestyle and have for years. We know what it’s like to ‘go without’ when others are tucking into delicious food. We’ve been on the receiving end of the occasional odd look or rolled eyes. We’ve learnt to eat whatever is available at the time rather than what we might like to eat and we know all about carrying little packs of food with us when we go out or away on holidays. Over the years, we’ve gathered a lot of knowledge, made many discoveries, come to terms with the realities of living gluten-free ...

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