Gluten Free Cooking for Two, by Dame Carol Fenster

Dame Carol Fenster is pleased to announce her 14th cookbook, Gluten-Free Cooking for Two (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). The cookbook is designed for small households such as couples, empty-nesters, and others who want two-serving recipes.

Carol says she her latest cookbook was inspired by this experience:

“I was preparing dinner one night when I had a BFO (Blinding Flash of the Obvious): I realized that I live in a two-person household, yet I’ve always cooked for the standard family-of-four. That worked well when my son was growing up because he ate all of the leftovers, but now my husband and I are empty-nesters. Full-size recipes yield too much food, my husband dislikes leftovers (meatloaf! again?), and I hate wasting food.

Raised by depression-era parents (clean your plate!), my upbringing instilled a sense of guilt about wasting food. So, after scaling down all of my recipes I now prepare just enough for two. I transformed all of this information into my latest cookbook, Gluten-Free Cooking for Two which is now available at”

What’s in the book? Carol says that everyone knows how to grill two steaks, bake two potatoes, or fry two eggs. That’s easy.  Instead, her book focuses on 125 more complex dishes that require kitchen math to downsize. As she learned, it’s not always as simple as dividing a 4-serving recipe in half. These dishes range from favorites like Main Dishes (e.g., Meat Loaf, Pizza, Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Shrimp Creole, and more) to Breads (e.g., French Baguette, Cornbread, Muffins, Banana Bread, and so on) to Desserts (e.g., Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Cheesecakes, Bars, Puddings, and so on).  There are also recipes for soups, stews, breakfast dishes, side dishes. Everything you need to cook perfectly-proportioned meals for two.

Plus, she offers advice on how to shop for food and which utensils and appliances are best for small-scale meals. The goal is to make it as easy as possible to cook right-size dishes, reduce leftovers, and eliminate waste. All of the recipes are dairy-free and many are also vegetarian. Plus, each recipe offers nutritional information as well.”