With the number of cases of food allergies skyrocketing - peanut allergies have doubled in the last five years - parents are eager to find recipes for foods that are safe and appealing. "The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook" offers detailed explanations of alternative foodstuffs, advice about choosing safe products, and sources for buying them. Additionally, these recipes will appeal to vegans, people avoiding refined sugar and artificial ingredients, and whole-foods cooks interested in baking with gluten-free flours such as amaranth and quinoa.
Cybele Pascal is a food writer and the author of the bestselling Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook. She has been a guest on The Martha Stewart Show, the Food Network, the Today show, ABC News, and NPR. She is a regular contributor to Living Without, the magazine for people with allergies and food sensitivities, and her recipes have appeared in many national publications, including Good Housekeeping, Allergic Living, and NY Parent. In addition to her culinary work, she is also an award-winning playwright. Pascal is the proud mother of two sons, Lennon and Montgomery. She lives in Los Angeles with her food-allergic family: husband Adam, sons Lennon and Monte, and their dogs Izzie and Carly (who also has food allergies).