Review of Gluten-Free for Good by Samantha Seneviratne | Recipe Renovator

Beautiful new gluten-free cookbook from food editor and writer Samantha Seneviratne

My final review of 2016! Gluten-Free for Good: Simple, Wholesome Recipes Made from Scratch. Since the author worked as an editor at Good Housekeeping, Fine Cooking, and Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, it’s no surprise that this book is drop-dead gorgeous. She was also a finalist for the 2015 Saveur Blog awards for her blog Love, Cake. Here she brings her baking expertise to the world of gluten-free baking and cooking, celebrating an array of gluten-free flours and ingredients and make-from-scratch cooking. Note that her blog is not gluten-free.
Review of Gluten-Free for Good by Samantha Seneviratne | Recipe Renovator

Layout and design:

The book is organized into gluten-free pantry, breakfast & brunch, soups sides & salads, hearty mains, sweet & savory snacks, and desserts. The recipe index appears right after the contents, which is helpful. Beautiful font choices and interior design make the book a pleasure.
Review of Gluten-Free for Good by Samantha Seneviratne | Recipe Renovator


Nearly every recipe features a full-color photograph by Stephen Kent Johnson.


Recipes include fresh ricotta, a simple loaf of bread, smoked gouda grits with eggs and arugula, braised vegetable ragout, roast chicken with whole grain sausage stuffing, chocolate toffee popcorn, and bread and butter pudding. Recipes include meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, and sugar. There are enough vegetarian recipes in the book to justify a purchase if you are vegetarian.

What I liked about the book:

Beautiful user-friendly layout. Inspiring food photographs. Recipes I need to try.

I wasn’t so keen on:

Recipes were not coded for special diets; nutritional analysis is not provided, which would be helpful for low-sodium eaters.

Recommended for:

vegetarian, celiac, gluten-free diets

Not recommended for:

Migraine, paleo, vegan, or low-sodium diets

A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (low-sodium, gluten-, dairy-, egg-free), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes and do them justice.

Required FTC disclosure: I received one copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a review.
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