Seriously Good! Gluten-free Cooking for Kids: In Association with Coeliac UK
The symptoms of coeliac disease in children typically appear three to five months after first consuming gluten-containing foods. Symptoms may include poor appetite, irritability, vomiting and diarrhoea. If left untreated, coeliac disease can lead to malnutrition, osteoporosis and, particularly worrying in children, stunted growth and development. It is therefore important to introduce a gluten-free diet to your child as soon as they’re diagnosed.
Phil Vickery has developed 70 scrumptious dishes suitable for children of all ages - from babies to toddlers to school-age kids. Baby recipes include Potato Moussaka and Pink Poached Salmon, while toddlers will smile when fed Minty Peas with Lamb or Lemon Chicken, Sweetcorn and Tarragon. One of the hardest parts of cooking for children on a gluten-free diet can be the pressure to prepare a healthy lunch that is ‘just like everyone else’s’.
About the Author
For several years now Phil Vickery has been acclaimed as one of Britain's most exciting chefs. While he was Head Chef and Director of the Castle Hotel in Taunton the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star for four successive years. In 1995 he was the Egon Ronay Dessert Chef of the Year, and in the same year the Castle Hotel was "Times Restaurant of the Year". Phil has recently been ranked as one of Britain's top twenty chefs by the AA Restaurant Guide. Phil Vickery regularly appears on British television. He is resident chef on ITV's This Morning.
He has done two series of Phil Vickery's Pudding Club for Anglia TV and 12 programmes of Who'll do the Pudding? He has made over 70 appearances on Ready, Steady, Cook and Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook. He considers it is his mssion to demystify cooking and enable everyone to share his love of good food. His book 'Proof of the Pudding' has been nominated for the 2004 Andre Simon award.