The popular paleo (short for Paleolithic) diet requires practitioners to eschew dairy, grains, legumes, salt, and sugar and eat like modern cavemen. Naturally, where such restrictions exist, recipe guidance is needed. Last year, in response to the diet’s increasing popularity, Tuttle published Make It Paleo: Over 200 Grain Free Recipes for Any Occasion by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason.
Inner Traditions published the paleo diet guide Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas in 2011; the book sold 35,000 copies in its first 12 months and continues to sell steadily. So in January the house will publish a companion cookbook, Primal Cuisine: Cooking for the Paleo Diet by Pauli Halstead. The recipes are free of grains, gluten, casein, and sugar.
For its part, in November, Da Capo will publish Paleo Desserts: 125 Delicious Everyday Favorites, Gluten- and Grain-Free by Jane Barthelemy. The book, a paperback original, includes such recipes as raspberry crumble bars and pumpkin cheesecake. “We were looking for a book that covered new ground in this hot trend,” says Renee Sedliar, executive editor, Da Capo Lifelong Books.