Four years ago at the age of 9, Dominick Cura was diagnosed with celiac disease. Instead of despairing, he went straight to the kitchen to craft up alternatives to conventional cakes and pastries. In “Eternally Gluten-Free: A Cookbook of Sweets and Inspiration, From a Teen!” Cura presents his own gluten-free recipes.
Beyond its recipes, the book is also an inspiring story of how Cura took a negative situation and turned it into a positive opportunity. Gluten is a protein found in foods processed from wheat, barley and rye. It is ubiquitous in foods from pizza and pasta to cakes, donuts and bread. With the right knowledge however, a cook can whip up gluten-free entrées and desserts that either use alternative flours or avoid wheat products altogether.
Though written by a 13-year-old, “Eternally Gluten-Free” has both an air of sophistication about food and one of simplicity in its preparation, which will allow readers to easily recreate Cura’s savory breakfast meals and desserts.
The book will appeal to adults and teenagers alike, as well as pediatricians and gastroenterologists who need recipe resources for children newly diagnosed with celiac disease. Gluten-free organizations as well as gourmet, natural food and health stores will be interested in what Cura has to offer. “Eternally Gluten-Free” will inspire with the story of one young man’s triumph over a medical diagnosis.
“Eternally Gluten-Free: A Cookbook of Sweets and Inspiration, from a Teen!” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.