Georgian Gluten -Free and Lactose-Free Recipes from Helena
When, for medical reasons, Helena was told to try gluten and lactose-free options, it began quite a journey for her. Gluten- and Lactose-free dishes can be found all over the world, but what about in Georgia?
The first Georgian cookery book using gluten-free and lactose-free ingredients. Helena Bedwell, a veteran journalist with 25 years' experience, works in many different countries, but she shares most of her time between Norfolk in the UK and Tbilisi, Georgia.
'Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Recipes from Helena' is her third book after 'Eat Georgian, Feel Good: Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Helena' and 'Georgian Flavours from Helena.'
"I began experimenting in my kitchen, trying to adapt the wonderful Georgian cuisine to be gluten and lactose-free," she says. "I'm not a professional chef. I never graduated from a cookery school, nor have I owned a caf©-restaurant. Yes, I have taught a few cooking classes, but my knowledge comes from the simple fact that I am Georgian and grew up seeing mum, dad, aunts, uncles and grandparents cooking, presenting, setting tables all year round to celebrate the seasons, special events or simply anyone coming through the door!"
The photographer is Nino Kankava for the food pics and Goga Chanadiri for the cover. Designers are Ia Gabunia, who also worked for her first book and her daughter Davina Bedwell.