BAM!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Emeril Lagasse at the media event for his new Italian restaurant, “Emeril’s Italian Table.” My goodie bag included a copy of Emeril 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast (Make the Meals You Want in the Time You Have). The cookbook is broken into sections of foods you can make in either 20, 40 or—you guessed it—60 minutes. Upon reviewing the book, I found that many of his recipes–over 150 in all–are naturally gluten-free, such as Simple Italian Wedding Soup (more like an egg-drop soup; sans meatballs), Seared Shrimp Salad and Chicken and Mushroom Risotto, to name a few.  Of course, he’s got sandwiches and pasta dishes, and even a wrap or two but for the most part, gluten-free cooks will get their money’s worth out of this book. Most of the gluten-containing recipes–such as his Antipasto Pasta Salad and Penne alla Puttanesca–can easily be converted.

BONUS BAM: On page 112, there’s a recipe for Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies that does not call for flour!

Emeril and me at his "Italian Table"

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