Library Journal Review
When her 13-year-old daughter Sarah was diagnosed with celiac disease, chef and restaurateur Berghoff (The Berghoff Cafe Cookbook) was suddenly confronted with the challenge of overhauling her home menu. Her latest book shares her family's experience in the hopes that it will help others facing the same situation and ease their transition to a gluten-free life. With perspectives from Sarah and pediatric gastroenterologist Suzanne P. Nelson, the book focuses on teen-specific issues such as school lunches, restaurants, parties, and snacks, in addition to recipes for adolescent favorites such as pizza, chicken nuggets, doughnuts, and cinnamon rolls. Berghoff's use of common ingredients and straightforward recipe instructions makes even difficult recipes like sandwich bread seem manageable. VERDICT Silvana Nardone's recent Cooking for Isaiah features more decadent recipes but does not offer much assistance for those still learning the gluten-free ropes. Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen's advice, resources, and approachable recipes for popular American fare will be a better starting point for those who are beginning the difficult switch to a gluten-free lifestyle.-Jude Baldwin, Shasta Coll. Lib., Redding, CA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.