The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen
Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, and More
By Laura B. Russell
(Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587611353, 208pp.)
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
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For the estimated three million Americans suffering from Celiac disease, wheat allergies, and severe gluten sensitivities, Asian food is usually off-limits because its signature ingredients—noodles, soy sauce, and oyster sauce—typically contain wheat. In the Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen, food writer Laura B. Russell shows home cooks how to convert the vibrant cuisines of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam into gluten-free favorites.
Authentically flavored dishes such as Crispy Spring Rolls, Gingery Pork Pot Stickers, Korean Green Onion Pancakes, Soba Noodles with Stir-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms, Salt and Pepper Squid, and Pork Tonkatsu will be delicious additions to any gluten-free repertoire.
Along with sharing approachable and delicious recipes, Russell demystifies Asian ingredients and helps readers navigate the grocery store. Beautifully photographed and designed for easy weeknight eating, this unique cookbook’s wide range of dishes from a variety of Asian cuisines will appeal to the discriminating tastes of today’s gluten-free cooks.
Laura B. Russell is the former associate editor of Food & Wine cookbooks, the “Gluten Freedom” columnist for the Oregonian, and a frequent contributor to Prevention magazine. She has followed a gluten-free diet since 2007. Visit www.laurabrussell.com.
“This book proves that Asian food can accommodate a gluten-free diet, and it is an excellent introduction to Asian cooking even for those who don’t have gluten allergies.”
—Library Journal, 6/15/11
“With this book, Laura Russell helps more people enjoy Asian cooking. Her work is chock full of tantalizing recipes and practical information.”
—Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and Asian Dumplings
“The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen is a marvelous cookbook that brings wonderful diversity to our gluten-free lifestyle. Informatively written and beautifully photographed, it is your invitation to mouthwatering Asian cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds and have your family and guests clamoring for more.”
—Carol Fenster, award-winning author of 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes
“Laura Russell’s debut cookbook delivers mouthwatering recipes with reassuring headnotes. This is an amazing book and one that is much needed for those of us who crave Asian foods but need to eat a gluten-free diet.”
—Diane Morgan, author of The New Thanksgiving Table and Gifts Cooks Love
“I’m so excited to see The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen in the world. Laura Russell clearly cares deeply about feeding us great food—like Sweet Potato Noodles with Beef and Vegetables, Steamed Sea Bass with Sizzling Ginger, and Korean Green Onion Pancakes—without any fear of us growing sick. Finally I can learn how to make dumplings, gluten-free!”
—Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef