I have met Shauna James Ahern, in passing, once or twice. Seattle is a pretty small town, at least where the food community is concerned, so everyone tends to know everyone and is familiar with their projects. Shauna, aka Gluten Free Girl, has a very prolific food blog – I used to read it when it first was published – before she met her now-husband Danny and started sharing their story.
Long story short, Shauna rocks, has an awesome website and is an all-around great gal. Recently, she compiled a list of her and Danny’s favorite cookbooks and included Urban Pantry. Check it out. I love how, at first, she didn’t pay little ol’ Urban Pantry any mind, but eventually found herself opening its pages now and again. She has a great quote, too, about the general idea of the book. No, Urban Pantry is not a mind-blowing tome of intensive recipes, but it is a great book for anyone interested in food and cooking effectively at home. Read on……..
“What I love is that the recipes from Amy’s pantry are never boring. Most books enticing to beginners teach you how to make plain, simple food. With recipes like walnut and garlic chicken, gremolata, cumin black pot with cabbage, and Indian pickled carrots, this book will help you make interesting meals full of flavor.” – Gluten Free Girl