Everyone’s Welcome

by Amanda Orlando

Based on her experiences with anaphylaxis and living in a family with multiple food allergies, author Amanda Orlando grew up with few resources about coping with anaphylaxis both in her own kitchen and in other’s. Through years of self-education, Amanda collected recipes, found substitutions, and food brands to suit her requirements. Having previously published another cookbook for allergen-free desserts, and a popular online platform through her blog and writing projects, Amanda is eager to further share her knowledge and experiences. It’s resources like these that she wished she had while growing up.

The recipes in Everyone’s Welcome dispel the myth that allergen-free foods are also flavour-free and fun-free. The allergens that each recipe is free from are clearly listed. Ranging from breakfast to dinner, and quick snacks, there is something for everyone. The simplicity of the recipes will suit readers who are on the go, such as students, busy parents, professionals, and those with little time to cook. Recipes will be accompanied by Amanda’s stunning photography.

Recent statistics show that in the United States, 8% of children have food allergies, and among that number, almost 40% have a history of severe allergic reactions to food and 30% have multiple food allergies. In Canada, food allergies are present in 10% of children in urban areas, and 6% who are in rural areas. Food allergies are on the rise, and this book will be increasingly useful not just to immediate sufferers, but to their family, their friends, coworkers, teachers, and camp counsellors; it’s a book for all ages.

Subjects: Cooking, lifestyle

Publication: April 2019

Touchwood Editions

Rights sold:

  • World: Touchwood Editions
    (K2 Literary selling rights on their behalf)

“If you live with food allergies or cook for somebody who does, you know that it can be a mine field finding things that are not only safe to eat but also delicious. Enter Amanda Orlando … Amanda knows first hand what it’s like to live with food allergies and in this book it’s her goal to help you eat safely while still enjoying every mouthful. Everyone’s Welcome is packed with tips for cooking at home, eating out and traveling with food allergies and recipes are colour-coded so you can quickly find dishes that are safe for your allergies!” –Food Bloggers of Canada

“Amanda Orlando hasn’t let her food allergies stop her from making food a treasured part of her life.” —The New Family Podcast

“If you or someone you love has severe food allergies and dietary restrictions, Amanda Orlando’s new cookbook is for you … Everyone’s Welcome is definitely a book for kitchen novices as well as more experienced cooks with dietary conditions to consider. But Orlando’s offerings transcend the book’s allergen-free focus, underlined by the subtitle: The Art of Living and Eating Allergen Free with an emphasis on the art of living and eating … a delight.” –EAT