Are you constantly worrying about what you or your loved ones eat? Is every dining experience an episode of anxiety for you? Being allergic to different types of food not only ruins the experience of eating, it can lead to dangerous, sometimes lethal, consequences. With Food Allergies for Dummies, you can feel safer about what you eat. This concise guide shows you how to identify and avoid food that triggers reactions. This guide covers how to care for a child with food allergies, such as getting involved with his/her school’s allergy policies, packing safe lunches, and empowering him/her to take responsibility for his allergy. You will also discover: The signs and symptoms of food allergies How to determine the severity of your allergy Ways to eat out and travel with allergies How to create your own avoidance diet Ways to enjoy your meal without allergic symptoms How to prevent food allergies from affecting your child The latest research being done to treat food allergies Food Allergies for Dummies also provides an in-depth chapter on peanut allergy and how to spot traces of peanut in your food. With this book, you will feel safer and more comfortable while you eat. And, with plenty of helpful resources such as Web sites and allergy-friendly recipes, you’ll hardly have to worry about your diet!
Everything you need to know to look after kids with food allergy Managing food allergy is vital for the safety of kids in your care. The best defence against a serious allergic reaction is knowledge, and this book provides you with everything you need to know, from prevention and diagnosis through to caring for kids at home, school or away on holidays. Look after your child in your home and on the go – organise your home and make travel plans that cater for your child's needs Provide a safe environment at school or the childcare centre – set up your school or centre to manage allergies with confidence Prepare your child to take responsibility for a food allergy – ensure your child knows about problem foods Know when allergic reactions are serious – be prepared to treat and manage anaphylaxis Get to grips with the difference between types of food allergy – identify immediate and delayed food allergies Understand why allergy rates are on the rise – access the latest research on what causes allergies, and how to avoid them Prepare for allergy testing – learn how your child is tested and how you can get involved Look into future treatments – get a grasp on new allergy treatments and possible cures Open the book and find: Clear instructions for using EpiPens and Anapens Simple explanations about different types of food allergy Information about how to recognise and treat allergic reactions Sample emergency action plans The latest research on finding a cure for food allergy Key lessons to teach children with food allergy Suggestions for food replacements Websites to access further support Learn to: Keep the home, classroom and childcare centre safe Show others how to care for kids with food allergy Educate kids about helping their friends and themselves
The easy way to learn to pair food with wine Knowing the best wine to serve with food can be a real challenge, and can make or break a meal. Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies helps you understand the principles behind matching wine and food. From European to Asian, fine dining to burgers and barbeque, you'll learn strategies for knowing just what wine to choose with anything you're having for dinner. Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies goes beyond offering a simple list of which wines to drink with which food. This helpful guide gives you access to the principles that enable you to make your own informed matches on the fly, whatever wine or food is on the table. Gives you expert insight at the fraction of a cost of those pricey food and wine pairing courses Helps you find the perfect match for tricky dishes, like curries and vegetarian food Offers tips on how to hold lively food and wine tasting parties If you're new to wine and want to get a handle on everything you need to expertly match food and wine, Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies has you covered.
Discover how to style and photograph food like the pros Whether you're taking shots for a foodie blog, advertisements, packaging, menus, or cookbooks, Food Styling & Photography For Dummies shows you how to take the next step in your passion for food and photography. This attractive, informative, and fun guide to the fundamentals of food styling provides information on the tools and techniques used by some of the most successful industry professionals. Food Styling & Photography For Dummies provides you with the fundamentals of food styling and gives you the inside scoop on the tools and techniques used by some of the most successful industry professionals. Shows you how to translate taste, aroma, and appeal through color, texture, and portion Includes techniques such as extreme close-ups, selective focus, and unique angles to create dramatic effect Detailed coverage on lighting and composition Tips for choosing the proper equipment and mastering the use of camera settings, lenses, and post-production software Advice for creating a professional personality and getting your food photography business off the ground Whether you're an amateur or professional food photographer, Food Styling & Photography For Dummies is a fun and informative guide to photographing and arranging culinary subject matter.
Discover the pros of probiotics Probiotics are beneficial, live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to those found naturally in the human intestine. Also known as «friendly» or «good» bacteria, probiotics are the cornerstone of any successful health program because they restore a healthy balance between friendly and bad bacteria in the intestinal tract, a balance that is critical for the health of the entire body. Probiotics are associated with treating everything from IBS to certain forms of cancer, allergies, eczema, and even the effects of aging. Probiotics For Dummies reveals how taking the right probiotics—in the form of food and supplements— as part of a total health program benefits one's overall health, as well as improving specific conditions. This hands-on, essential guide features 20 probiotic recipes and gives you a step-by-step plan for infusing probiotics into your diet to improve the health of the GI tract, alleviate allergies and asthma, restore reproductive and urinary tracts, bolster the immune system against disease, enhance weight loss, and more. Advice on how to ingest the right probiotics 20 probiotic recipes from breakfast to dessert Information on naturally occurring probiotic compounds as well as the effectiveness of supplements Probiotics For Dummies gives you everything you need to make informed decisions about adding probiotics to your daily diet.
Want to ferment at home? Easy. Fermentation is what makes foods like beer, pickles, and sauerkraut delicious—and nutritious. Fermented foods are chock-full of probiotics that aid in digestive and overall health. In addition, the fermentation process also has been shown to add nutrients to food, making already nutritious food even better! Fermenting For Dummies provides step-by-step information for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation. Fermenting For Dummies gives you the scoop on the fermenting process, the tools and ingredients you’ll need to get started, and 100+ recipes for fermenting at home. So what are you waiting for? Shows you how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchee Covers how to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, cheese, and butter Explains how to ferment fruits, from lemons to tomatoes, and how to serve them Details how to ferment beverages, including mead, beer, kombucha, vinegar, and more If you're interested in preserving food using this ancient method, Fermenting For Dummies has everything you need to get started.
An in-depth review of the current scientific knowledge on food allergens testing, covering the major methodologies and techniques used to detect food allergens. Food allergens are a series of agents, mainly proteins, which cause various unpleasant and sometimes clinical symptoms in humans through consumption of foods. Perhaps surprisingly, there are no treatments against food allergies which have been found to be 100% effective. The scope for individual difference in terms of how a person reacts to a given allergen is massive, making it incredibly difficult and complex to try and medicate against allergies. Food Allergens Testing takes a thorough look at modern molecular biology and immunochemical techniques used to detect food allergens. The eleven chapters constitute an in-depth review of the current scientific knowledge on food allergens, covering the major methodologies and techniques used in validated analytical approaches. The book is aimed at scientists and technical staff in the food industry and analytical laboratories who need an up-to-date treatment of both fundamental and applied research goals on food allergens, as well as a report on the validated methods currently in use for food allergens testing.
Everything you need to can, preserve, and put up your own food Amid an increasing focus on locally sourced whole foods, preserving, rather than preservatives, is enjoying a comeback. With 300 delicious recipes, Canning and Preserving All-In-One For Dummies gives you a single, comprehensive resource on all aspects of putting up your own food; the equipment and ingredients you'll need; and the different techniques such as smoking, drying, curing, pickling, juicing, and root cellaring that you'll explore. Canning and Preserving All-in-One For Dummies is a perfect guide for home cooks looking to learn how to can and preserve their own food, covering preparation times, cooking times, processing times, and the yield you should expect from your efforts, as well as the newest equipment needed to create and store your own healthy foods. Features 300 recipes Covers canning fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood Includes jams, jellies, butters, condiments, relishes, salsas, and chutneys Provides information on all types of food storage, including pickling, curing, juicing, and root cellars Whether you're new to canning and preserving or are just looking to expand your repertoire with the great new recipes contained in this book, Canning and Preserving All-in-One For Dummies gives you everything you need to save money and live healthier.