submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 13.12.2008
Author: Ruby M Brown (nee, Feros)
When Published: 2008
Publisher: Orgran Natural Foods
A Division of Roma Food Products
47-53 Aster Avenue
Available: All good bookshops in Australia
Description: 144 page paper back,
Photography: Kevin "Farmer" Brown, Ruby's husband
Art & Design: Jason Van Hees
This is the third of Ruby's Gluten free books.
The others are, Wheat free Cooking, and Gluten-free Cooking. She has also written many other books about Special Diets, the list of which is included in the brief biography below.
Ruby launched her new book - at Sydney’s third annual Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show, which was held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from 15-16th November 2008.
The Gluten Free Food and Allergy Show focuses on gluten free foods and free-from foods for food intolerant people, and allergy advice and management of conditions for allergy sufferers.
Allergies and food intolerances now affect more than 20% of the Australian population. The event attracts thousands of sufferers and features more than 100 exhibitors and Australia’s top dieticians, specialists and speakers ever assembled.
The show is sponsored by Coles, Eskal, Nilfisk, Orgran, GSK, Breville, Hype Energy and the Mindd Foundation.
At the show you can:
· Sample gluten-free products
· Learn how to ‘Allergy-proof’ your home
· Speak with dietitians, naturopaths and nutritionists
· Massive selection of presentations across two rooms
· Discover healthy alternatives
· Breville cooking stage – featuring the bread queen cooking
The times this year were:
Saturday 15th November 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 16th November 10:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, NSW
Ruby M Brown
Ruby is a qualified Food Technology Educator who has worked with students in all areas of Home Economics. She is a very skilled and dedicated teacher as well as a multi-talented culinary author.
She has been associated with Roma Foods for eight years, providing us with a vast repertoire of gluten free recipes and ideas.
Ruby has written many books in the area of special diets. She has been able to help many people through her publications,
Wheat-free Cooking 1990
Milk-free Cooking 1991
Diabetes Good Food Choices 1993
Low-sugar Cooking 1993
Good Food for Diabetes 1997
Diabetes Good Food Choices (revised) 2003
Gluten free Cooking 2005
Gluten Free Cakes, Muffins & Loaves 2007,
as well as the book reviewed here,
Breads, Buns & Pancakes, 2008.
Each Book features over 100 recipes with helpful text on the topic.
Ruby is the author of two very successful Country Kitchen books. Patonga Country Kitchen tells a story about her family and country property, nestled into the gentle slopes of the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. In this book Ruby compiles the recipes created at her property which is now very well known for its Country Kitchen Products. She has written a biography about her father who emigrated to Australia in 1922, called, George, his passion, which will be published in 2009.
Her second book, The Explorer’s Country Kitchen is a sequel, with recipes from many different culinary styles.
Having written many text/workbooks for her students, Ruby has enthused her students with her teaching of culinary arts.
Coupled with a very interesting craft book called Decorated Eggs Ruby has written for magazines and journals and has taught healthy lifestyle programmes at Community Health Centres and she has been a guest speaker at national and international conferences.
Ruby has written for Everyday Health Magazine published by Roma Foods. In this magazine she extends to the readers her vast experience of being able to use Roma Food products and create innovative recipes.
Her two daughters are conversant with Special Diets and share her culinary interests. Both girls have contributed recipes in this book.
Ruby has a great love for the celebration of family life and enjoys entertaining at her country property.
Ruby’s husband Kevin did the photography for the book. Kevin is affectionately known as Farmer Brown. He has been semi-retired for many years, and enjoys photography as a hobby.
Following the success of Cakes, Muffins and Loaves Ruby has produced 147 recipes for Breads, Buns and Pancakes all using Roma Foods gluten free products.
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