Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food by Chef Alain Braux

I’ve read and tested many cookbooks, but this one is quite unique as its author is not only an award-winning executive chef but has a Bachelor of Science degree in holistic nutrition and has worked in the food industry for 40 years.

Chef Alain Braux has written a book based on his conviction that the foundation for good health is good nutrition. After many years as a French chef, he has compiled more than 80 of his favorite recipes and proves that healthy food is also delicious.

This book has a wealth of researched information on celiac disease, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the gluten-free diet, lists of organizations, shopping lists, etc. With 10 years under his belt as a nutritherapist, helping many people with health conditions such as cancer, CD-ASD, ADD/ADHD, diabetics, food allergies and more, Chef Braux sits in a position unlike most cookbook authors. With his impressive credentials, vast experience, and his heart of gold (inspired to truly help people as much he can), his book is an especially welcome resource in our homes.

After reading his well-written information on understanding the body and what may be happening to it, Chef Braux then says, “Let the fun begin.” 80 incredible, very unique GF (gluten-free) and DF (dairy-free) recipes follow. Each is preceded by a simple description of the various flavors he uses as well as tips on his baking notes. He reveals all. He offers breads, soups, appetizers, main dishes, desserts and more.

A few of our favorites were Classique Mousse and Mousse Chocolat: Classic French Chocolate Mousse and Crème Brûlée à la Lavande: Lavender Crème Brûlée and Gâteau Moelleux aux Bananes et Noisettes: Moist Banana and Hazelnut Pound Cake or Muffins (pgs. 226-228). The list goes on. There aren’t many recipe books like this one, that’s for sure: French food made as appetizing as French cuisine can be, yet gluten-free. It’s amazing what Chef Braux has pulled off.

The book has 180 pages of information about health issues for just about anyone who can benefit from a gluten-free diet. His style of writing gives you the sense that you’re talking with a knowledgeable, caring friend.

Chef Braux is just that—a caring soul—and this book should be in every household.






Tina Turbin


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3 thoughts on “Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food by Chef Alain Braux

  1. Amazing book! I got it earlier this year because I was complaining to my hubby how much I was unhappy I was giving up Julia Child’s cookbook (although there’s still a lot I can do with it), and he surprised me with Alain Braux’s book. The best part of the book is how healthy everything tastes, which wasn’t always the case with traditional gluten-containing French cuisine that I used to make before.

  2. Mmmm I love French food a lot and I am really excited about getting this book! I really like that there’s a nutritional bent to these recipes because sometimes I feel that French cuisine can be a little fatty and not exactly “good” for your body, especially when it comes to sauces.

  3. This is a wonderful recipe book! Alain brings health and delightful French food to all – not just for the gluten intolerant. The instructions are taken directly from his kitchen notebook that he has assembled over the years.

    My brother, when visiting, was amazed at the tenderness and flavor of the buckwheat crepes and had to have the recipe. I like to make up the batter and have it available during the week.

    The coconut flour brownies – you have to experience them. I take them to fund raising events and they disappear in minutes.

    I have a copy of this book on my Kindle so I can cook from it while visiting family!

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