Linda Blanchard's Cooking Links
- SOAR Recipe
- This is always the starting place for any search I do for
an unusual recipe. You can find "fakes" of
things you had in your "glutenous" days but have missed. It
was here that I found a couple of Oreo recipes that I
combined and converted to gluten-free.
- Another great recipe archive. Also a good
place to ask questions whether you're looking for a
recipe, or need to know something about equipment or
techniques. These are really nice, helpful people.
- Is yet another place to search for base recipes to
convert to gluten free.
- Top Secret
- This site by Todd Wilber convinced me to buy his books
full of recipes that imitate commercial and restaurant
food, much of which we cannot have anymore. Some of the
recipes "cheat" as far as I am concerned, using
other premade items to make the imitations (so you go buy
a breaded fish block to imitate someone's fish sandwich;
what I really wanted to know was how to make the breaded
fish stick in the first place). Still, I bought all three
of Todd's books and have really enjoyed them, as much for
his attitude and the food industry history he provides as
background to most of the recipes, as for the recipes
themselves. The web-site is a lot of fun, too.
- Copycat Recipes
- Here's another site for Recipe Secrets of the Rich and
Famous Food Makers.
- Another favorite source for information. Subscribe if you
believe you'll be cooking a lot. The recipes here are not
gluten-free, but the in-depth descriptions of how they
arrived at their recipes, what ingredients do what, and
the use of cooking equipment and gadgets are a great
resource when you're trying to work out your own recipes
from scratch. The focus here is on home cooking, though a
few gourmet meals are thrown in for balance. I am so glad
they've made it up onto the Web, and I look forward to
watching this site grow.
- King Arthur Flour
- Okay, so what they are most famous for is wheat flour,
you can ignore that and instead indulge in the many other
treats they offer, as well as a great selection of
baker's tools. It's here you can find English Muffin
Rings, pastry cloths that will make your dough easy to
roll, even bread machines. As for goodies, they offer
fruit cake mix year-round, canned egg whites and whole
egg that can make setting your bread machine to start
baking in the morning a lot safer, and a gluten-free
macaroon mix, plus much much more.
Copyright ©1998 Linda Blanchard All Rights Reserved. Date
Added: February 10, 1998. Last Update:
January 07, 2009.