The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book is divided into two parts. Part one includes tips and advice from the author, a seasoned allergy mom, and perhaps even a veteran in the world of allergies. Part two of the book includes all the delicious and mouthwatering recipes. One of the main features of the book, which prompted me to buy a second copy for my mother, (and a third one for my mother-in-law) were the sections on ingredient substitutes and allergy friendly brands. There is also a section on the author's favourite baking tools and ones that make everyday baking that much easier. Some sections include tips on how to read product labels and tips for birthday parties and school celebrations. Not only that, but also Rudnicki makes sure to provide a list of common names for milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and their derivatives. As if that wasn't enough, there is also a dedicated page with a list of the most common questions and answers about food allergies and anaphylaxis. This is the type of book that you can lend (or better yet, buy a copy and give) to family and friends. It's not a comprehensive medical journal, but it definitely introduces the topic of allergies in an informative and friendly tone. The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book is perfect for family members and friends as well as teachers and kitchen staff in daycares and schools.
If I had to choose one cookbook to keep in my kitchen, The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book would be the one. The recipes are all egg, dairy, and nut free. I have tried many of them and every single one turned out fabulous. Moreover, for me, one of the biggest selling features of the book is the addition of colour pictures of the food, so it's visually appealing as well. I have read many food allergy recipe books and this one by far is the best when it comes to the quality of the recipes and the useful hints/tips about allergies. It's not simply a recipe book, rather it's tailored to families living with allergies and those who wish to include them in occasions that involve food. I would recommend this book to anyone living with dairy, egg, peanut, or tree nut allergies and at a price point of under $20, you can't go wrong by adding it to your kitchen bookshelf.