Gluten-Free Girl American Classics Reinvented (Hardcover)

By Shauna James Ahern, Daniel Ahern

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780544219885, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

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Comfort food classics made gluten-free from the beloved and award-winning blogger

Following the James Beard Award–winning Gluten-Free Girl Every Day, Shauna James Ahern and her husband, Daniel Ahern, have created a collection of comfort-food classics that are all unbelievably and amazingly gluten-free. Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chicken-Fried Steak, New England Clam Chowder—the country’s most beloved dishes, reinvented. Of course, it wouldn’t be true comfort food without dessert, and Shauna aptly provides plenty of delicious recipes for sweets lovers. There’s Pecan Pie, Red Velvet Cake, and even a version of those treasured Thin Mint cookies. Shauna and Daniel tested the recipes over and over again, so these dishes are as easy and foolproof as possible for at-home cooks and her thousands of devoted blog followers. This cookbook also includes all the basic bread recipes readers need to keep making classics at home like Pizza Dough, Sandwich Bread, Hamburger Buns, and Pie Dough. Gluten-Free Girl American Classics Reinvented is Shauna’s best assortment of recipes to date.

About the Author

SHAUNA JAMES AHERN is the author and photographer behind the award-winning blog and the food memoir Gluten-Free Girl. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2005, she is considered one of the most authoritative gluten-free voices on the Internet.

DANIEL AHERN is the chef-in-residence at He has spent twenty years cooking at great restaurants across the United States.

Praise For Gluten-Free Girl American Classics Reinvented

“The only thing more sumptuous than Shauna and Danny’s cooking is the spirited and spiritual prose that fills this generous, informative book.” —Lena Dunham
“Readers will be filled with nostalgia as they take a culinary road trip through the history of American food with the Aherns. With each page, they will realize they can yet again enjoy all of the foods they loved from childhood, gluten-free. With beloved classics like Corn Dogs, Red Velvet Cake, Bagels, and Tuna Noodle Casserole, American Classics Reinvented revives America’s food heritage for those with gluten allergies.”  —Danielle WalkerNew York Times best-selling author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple

“Shauna and Danny have reinvented hearty, soul-satisfying American classics in a way that will make us never miss gluten again. Many of the recipes are also dairy- and grain-free, making it easy for those with sensitivities. Sourdough Bread, Lobster Rolls, Coconut Cream Cake and Sour Cherry Pie are some of my favorites, to name a few. The grain-free flour mix has become a staple in our kitchen. A book where you will find comforting recipes for your everyday meals and special occasions.” —Aran Goyoaga, author of Small Plates & Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking
“There is no one on this planet I trust more than Gluten-Free Girl to help guide me through making gluten-free comfort food classics. Shauna and her husband Daniel have a deep understanding of what makes something crave-worthy and the technical know-how required to get there.” —Marco Canora, chef/owner of Hearth, author of A Good Food Day