I'm in desperate need for a dear friend who can no longer eat any dairy. His wife doesn't know what to make and needs a good cookbook. Can you advise? Thanks I love Food 52... Susan Grimshaw,owner Vermont Tiny Kitchen
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
Any great vegan book would work! We have one :) https://food52.com/shop...
I also really like the recipes in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Coconut-Cookbook-Dairy-Free-Gluten-Free/dp/1607748053/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459354074&sr=8-1&keywords=the+whole+coconut
There are a lot of blogs (some have cookbooks too!) that focus on plant-based and dairy-free fare:
The Minimalist Baker (cookbook coming soon - http://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-Bakers-Everyday-Cooking-Plant-based/dp/0735210969)
The First Mess
I also love Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Plus, the Food52 Vegan cookbook, of course!
Asian and Indian cuisine may be a good place to start. They rarely use dairy products. I've found that many recipes where cheese isn't a large part of the dish, are still very good with the cheese left out.
Kosher cookbooks might be a good resource, as meat and dairy are never mixed. So, there are lots of meat dishes, obviously, but also side dishes and desserts without dairy.