Jacqueline Mallorca is based out of the bay area, so it only seems appropriate to review a semi-local gluten free author. I looked at the Gluten Free Italian over the Christmas season and almost bought it twice, but I was lucky enough to be sent a free copy for review. As the cover states the book covers recipes "from crostini to tiramisu". I looked to compare some recipes to what I had in the fridge and ended up making a wonderful meal.
Her shrimp recipe on page 134 sounded easy; like something you might try and make up on your own with the ingredients in your fridge, and yet, these were the best shrimp I have never had at home. Seafood is a stable in my house; for some it is beef, for me it's shrimp and salmon. These shrimp were perfect; better than an restaurant could offer for double the cost of what I paid. I paired them with a simple spinach salad- divine. What I personally refer to as foodgasmic!
There's also a recipe for baked celery which sounds intriguing, especially since I don't like celery raw- "ants on a log" just don't satisfy no matter how much peanut butter I put on them. Yet I have never thought to bake celery. I wonder if it's texture changes and thus plan to try this. That recipe and several others. One day I hope to have made every dish in every dedicated gluten free cookbook I own.