Emeril Lagasse’s Daughters Write Gluten Free Cookbook

by Rachel Baker on September 27, 2013

Not being able to eat their father’s foods, the Lagassee girls got together and rewrote family recipes that they could eat – recipes that were gluten free. Here’s an article on glutenfreeliving.com about the process, and their experiences.

The irony is hard to miss: the two daughters of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse can’t enjoy many of his signature dishes.

Jessie Lagasse Swanson has gluten intolerance and her sister, Jilly Lagasse, has celiac disease. The diagnoses were a big blow to the foodie sisters. After all, it’s hard to imagine New Orleans staples made by their father — like gumbo or po’ boys — without wheat flour.

After going gluten-free, the Lagasse girls, as they call themselves, quickly grew tired of eating rice cakes. They tinkered with family recipes, eventually figuring out the secret to revamping their old favorites to fit a gluten-free diet.

Now they’re sharing what they learned in “The Gluten-Free Table”, a cookbook they published last fall. Emeril – himself the author of several cookbooks and host of cooking shows on the Food Network and Cooking Channel – wrote the foreword and contributed 10 recipes.


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