Blog Tour: Going Against the Grain – Italian Style

Posted May 22, 2015 by Stormi in Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Blog  Tour: Going Against the Grain – Italian Style

I received this book for free from Italy Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Going Against the Grain by Nuccia Ardagna
Published by Amazon Digital, Amazon Publishing Pages: 188
Format: Paperback
Source: Italy Book Tours

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This two-part book is a vital adjunct to any home attempting to be gluten-free. The first part guides you through early diagnosis and is an essential guide for any beginner diagnosed with celiac disease or some form of gluten sensitivity. You will learn how to identify symptoms of the disease, how celiac disease is diagnosed, and the consequences if left untreated. It will help you to understand how to read labels and how to manage your gluten-free home in a shared environment. It outlines practical advice for parents of children with celiac disease as well as tips for eating out and dealing with social settings such as special occasions or when traveling. Honorary foreword provided by renowned Dr. Peter HR Green, MD – Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.

Growing up authentically Sicilian, Nuccia Ardagna thought that getting rid of gluten meant giving up her favorite traditional foods, but that could not be further from the truth! Nuccia combines her passion for eating amazingly Italian with her new dietary needs to bring you scrumptious, traditional Italian (and Sicilian) recipes. From simple, classic appetizers to decadent desserts you thought you could never enjoy, every recipe is easy-to-follow and offers beautiful full-color pictures throughout. You can feel confident about entertaining guests and family with these mouth-watering recipes. You can eat healthier, feel better, and truly enjoy living gluten-free while never having to sacrifice great taste!

In this book, Nuccia not only shares her personal story with celiac disease but also the recipes she grew up with at home and uses to entertain guests. Look for the bonus section at the end of the book along with a section dedicated to her favorite links and resources.

We hope you enjoy the book and find it helpful in your journey.

What's CookingIt seems like Glutten-free is all over now days, but for some people they only do it because they have too. Those with Celiac disease have too and it’s not real fun when you can figure out how to cook things without glutten. I have a friend who has it and she says it so expensive to buy things without glutten. So it’s great to see more cookbooks that are helping these people.

The author of this book in Part one talks about her battle with Celiac disease and how to make sure your environment is free of glutten.  Then we get to  the yummy part of the cookbook which is the recipes.

100_0920I haven’t had a chance to try as many recipes as I would have wanted as time got away from me but I did try one of the antipasti recipes called Prosciutto Ripieuo (Stuffed Ham). It was yummy especially pared with a salad. It was meant to be an appetizer but it makes a great light lunch item as well.


100_0922It was a very simple and easy recipe to follow which I love and I can’t wait to try making some more of the recipes in this book. I am always looking for great recipes that contain less wheat not because I am allergic like some but because it’s a bit healthier. I don’t think I would make it grain free and I am really glad that I don’t have a problem with glutten, but I am glad there are great cookbooks like these out there to help those find great recipes. 🙂


Nuccia ArdagnaAuthor’s Bio:

Nuccia Ardagna loves to travel to the place of her roots: SICILIA! Being Sicilian, she grew up with mamma, nonna and all her zie learning all the tricks of the trade and creating DELICIOUS Italian food from scratch. When diagnosed with celiac disease she was forced to learn new habits and, now, after trial and error and experimenting, wants to share her exquisite culinary creations with you.

She IS a true Italian to the core.

Connect with Nuccia: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

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2 responses to “Blog Tour: Going Against the Grain – Italian Style

  1. I want to sincerely thank you for not only taking the time to review my book but to try some of the yummy recipes! I love that one so much and is always a crowd-pleaser!
    If you or your readers ever have any questions please feel free to reach out!
    Once again, thank you so much!

    • Stormi

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love finding great recipes as I am horrible in the kitchen on my

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