Five years ago, I published my first cookbook, The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook. I am happy to report that Library Journal has just given it a brand spanking new starred review, and listed it as one of the three essential allergy cookbooks to keep in your collection!
I am thrilled by this news, as it speaks to the enduring helpfulness of this title. And it should serve as an inspiration to all you out there who’ve ever been told, “no”. This book was rejected by every major publisher. I was told repeatedly that there was no need for a comprehensive allergy cookbook. But I knew differently, so I persevered, and finally found a tiny health publisher who believed in the necessity of such a cookbook. Lo-and-behold, this little “useless” book went on to become a bestseller, is in its 4th printing, has a new revised addition, and is being called “Essential” by one of the most important trades in publishing. Thank you to all who have bought this book, used this book, and recommended this book to others. I am so extremely grateful to Vital Health Publishing who originally published the book in 2005, and to Square One Publishers, who bought the book from Vital Health and have now published the revised copy.
In celebration of this new review of my old book, I will be giving away copies of The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook and The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook. Just leave a comment about the recipe or dish you would most like converted to “Allergen-free”. I’ll choose the two winners through Random.org at the end of this week.