Is a Cookbook Missing from Your Shelf?

 

This is a post about you, not me. Along those lines, I have some questions, I want to get to know you better. To find out what you like, and also what you need.

Why? I’m thinking of writing another cookbook. For the past ten years, I’ve had cookbook writing on the brain. And in the past four years I’ve created two of them. Now, I’m entertaining the idea of writing a third book. If I do, I’d like it to be of benefit to my readers. So here are my questions:

  1. What, if any, are your dietary restrictions?
  2. Are there foods you are not allergic to that you avoid?
  3. Which type of recipe (i.e., bread, salad, entrees, sides, desserts, etc.) do you find most useful?
  4. Of the cookbooks you own, which sections do you find yourself using most frequently?
  5. What is your definition of “healthy food”
  6. If you could ask for one thing in a cookbook, what would it be?

Feel free to answer all of the questions above, or just a couple. I’m really looking forward to hearing from you, and getting to know you a little bit better.

I will (as always) read each and every comment left below and while there may be competing requests and wishes, I will do my best to incorporate them into my future projects.

Comments

463 responses to “Is a Cookbook Missing from Your Shelf?”

  1. My husband, and subsequently our children, have many food allergies and sensitivities. It is almost impossible to make the same meal for our entire family. They are all allergic to eggs and peanuts, we don’t even use them in our baked goods. My husband is allergic to: wheat, rice, almonds. My oldest son and youngest daughter also have gluten sensitivities, so we have eliminated that from our diets as well. My two youngest and I have a dairy sensitivity. My youngest daughter also can’t have any reds: strawberries/jellies and tomato products. And we’re vegan. As you can see, it takes a lot of creativity to cook and bake for us! Bottom line, we can’t have: meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, almonds, peanuts, coconuts, red fruits & vegetables.

  2. i’m allergc to gluten and i have epilepsy – my dr. has told me to avoid 80% of the time:
    sugar, sulfur, dairy, oranges, peanuts etc. there is more but theses are the main ones i bother about
    agave is super expensize here in aust. so would love to see some recipies that use sugar etc instead.

  3. I recently found your site and love it! Can’t wait to buy your books. I am interested in using nutrition and diet to help manage MS. I am also interested in stocking a pantry. I have searched your site and haven’t found what I’m looking for yet. Thanks!

  4. I am desperately in need of tasty allium-free (no onion, garlic, leeks, etc., IN ANY FORM)
    , lactose-free recipes.

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