It's not every day you get a personal gourmet chef to cook for you for the whole weekend. I was lucky enough to experience this back in June. Chef Olivia Dupin, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, was our guest chef during our Gluten-Free Gourmet Weekend
at Good Commons. When Olivia wasn't cooking up delicious gluten-free dishes for everyone on our weekend getaway, she was busy editing her manuscript fo her new cookbook. I am excited to announce Olivia's new cookbook, The Complete Naturally Gluten-Free Foods
, has arrived and is now available for sale on Amazon
and at bookstores across the country.
Olivia starts her book by discussing the basics of living gluten-free, how to set up a gluten-free kitchen, and a gluten-free food directory. The rest of her book includes 100 recipes that are relatively easy to make. The thing I like most about this cookbook is, just like the title says, the recipes are naturally gluten-free. You don't have to go out and buy tons of different gluten-free flours and replacement products. Olivia's recipes call for basic ingredients that you can find in any supermarket. I've already bookmark dishes I want to try including Honey Nut Trail Mix Bars, Asparagus and Leek Tart with Polenta Crust, Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Root Vegetables, and Parmesan Roasted Broccoli. These recipes are all easy to make which is my type of cooking!
Olivia is a lovely person, an amazing gluten-free chef, and a member of my New York City Celiac Meetup group! She's the triple crown! Olivia has embraced her Celiac Disease and her culinary experience to create a cookbook full of delicious naturally gluten-free recipes. I highly recommend this book. These are the types of recipes that can be used to feed everyone, not just those who need to eat gluten-free. You will not even miss gluten but following these recipes.
Want to meet Olivia in person and buy The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods? Join the NYC Celiac Meetup group at Olivia's book launch party in February. You can RSVP here.
About the Author
Olivia Dupin is a private chef, recipe developer, and consultant and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease (gluten intolerance) in 2009, she has been committed to creating simple, delicious gluten-free recipes so that those with restrictions can still enjoy the foods they love.
Olivia has worked as a private chef to clients such as professional baseball player Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees and comedian and television star Jerry Seinfeld. She is also a consultant, recipe developer, and food stylist for Energy Kitchen Restaurants, a healthy restaurant franchise.
Olivia maintains a recipe blog for Energy Kitchens (http://www.energykitchen.com/live-healthy
), which features healthy recipes under 500 calories, as well as her own blog dedicated to simple, home-style, gluten-free recipes at http://www.livglutenfree.com
. She resides in Jersey City, NJ.
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