Cookbook 16: Small Plates and Sweet Treats by Cannelle et Vanille

One of the newer additions to my cookbook library is this gorgeous cookbook: Small Plates and Sweet Treats, by Aran Goyoaga. Like everyone I am interested in the current gluten free trend. My own belief is that even though I am not gluten sensitive, I find that reducing the amount I consume makes me feel better. In the U.S. the flour we consume is so chemically altered that I believe it’s making us all feel sluggish and awful when we eat it. Funny thing is when I am in Italy, I eat what ever I please… bread, pasta you name it and I feel great. This only further substantiates my theory that it’s the processing that makes me feel lethargic.

So when I discovered Aran’s cookbook I was thrilled. Not only is the cookbook beautiful but it’s also filled with great recipes. Aran is a super talented lady. I have had the pleasure of getting to know her and she’s just lovely. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and add it to your collection. I also suggest incorporating these recipes into your diet, you’ll feel better for it.

I will be back in Italy next week and posting from there. I know how much you guys enjoy my food posts, so I will be cooking once again and posting recipes. I will also have some surprise chef guests joining me mid July and will be posting some really cool stuff! So stay tuned.

Check out Aran’s blog Cannelle et Vanille here

and buy her book “Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking” here

Photographs by Aran Goyoaga

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