Author(s): Karen Morgan
75 Recipes for Irresistible Desserts and Pastries.
This pretty gluten-free baking book from Blackbird Bakery, a hot bakery in Austin, Texas, contains more than 70 photos and 78 wheatless recipes, from breads and muffins to glorious layer cakes. Celebrities such as Courteney Cox, Laura Dern, Ben Harper and Kelly Slater love Blackbird Bakery for its famously scrumptious gluten-free desserts. Now these same sweets can be yours too, thanks to this beautiful cookbook that collects 75 delicious recipes for classic desserts and gorgeous French pastries, all made
without gluten. Celiac disease is on the rise (more than 3 million Americans and an equal number of Europeans have been diagnosed), and millions more seek glutenfree products to supplement a healthy lifestyle. With this cookbook, glutenconscious gluttons can dish up all sorts of delectable desserts—anytime the craving strikes!
Karen Morgan's now-ex-husband, Tim Morgan, trained at La Varenne, the legendary cooking school founded by Anne Willan in Paris, France. Karen trained in pastry with Tim. In 2002, she was diagnosed with celiac disease and struggled to find desserts she could bake or consume. She began devising her own recipes. After cooking in France for four months in 2006, she started her food blog, The Art of Gluten-Free Cooking. Karen opened Blackbird Bakery, a custom gluten-free bake shop that caters special events, in 2008.