In This Chapter
Finding out how to make recipes gluten-free
Exploring gluten-free grains
Entering the wonderful world of gluten-free baking
W e have some unique cooking tips and techniques that can help in your gluten-free cooking adventures, and we cover them in this chapter. People approach cooking in different ways and this doesn’t really change if you’re doing it gluten-free. At one extreme you have the ‘born to cook’ types — you know them, the ones who can whip a few things out of the fridge, perform amazing feats with pirate knives and other deadly looking instruments, fry, simmer and pop in the oven while sipping champagne and discussing the relative merits of Russian caviar over Bulgarian, and produce a meal to die for.
At the other extreme you have those desperately in need of help, with only the vaguest notions about how food is prepared and which foods go together well. The end product, even if remotely edible, is only choked down as an alternative to starvation. (Well, okay, we all have to start somewhere.) Somewhere in between are the ‘stuck in a rut’ types who learned to cook a few basics early in life and now churn out the ...