Keith Kenny's Cookability - Ireland's first gluten-free and dairy-free cook book is launched.
Keith Kenny is an award-winning chef and he has compiled over fifty recipes and cooking suggestions suited to Irish tastes and for people on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet.
Soups, sauces, seafood, lamb, pork and beef dishes all feature in the cook book along with delicious, quick and easy desserts.
Keith says his wife’s dietary requirement helped him discover a whole new way of cooking, and an array of different ingredients he had never used before.
“I was constantly adapting popular dishes to suit gluten-free, dairy-free, or coeliac-friendly diets, and I realised in the restaurant that there was huge demand for this kind of freshly prepared meal. People with an intolerance often find themselves settling for very bland, unoriginal dishes when eating out, as there is not enough culinary imagination put into creating dishes to suit their needs.”
Nutrition expert Erika Doolan collaborated with Kenny on the recipes, ensuring that, despite avoiding certain food groups, all Cookability meals contain the key nutrients people need in a healthy diet, like iron, calcium, and fibre.
She says that dairy and wheat are the top two foods that people tend to have intolerance to, but that, with more ‘free from’ ranges now in the supermarkets, and chefs like Keith Kenny creating new recipes, diet options are so much better these days.
The nutritionist, who also worked on the innovative raw food menu at Dylan McGrath’s Rustic Stone restaurant, made a comprehensive analysis of each Cookability dish, to ensure it was not only gluten-free and dairy-free, but also great-tasting and healthy.
Cookability, by Keith Kenny, is on sale now and costs €20.00 and royalties from the book will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society.