Stocks and broths. Cultured dairy products. Fermented foods. Nuts and seeds. These are the essential pillars of the GAPS diet—and the focus of Monica Corrado’s original Cooking Techniques series.
Monica could have called it a day with these four slim yet essential volumes. Instead, she decided to build upon the originals and deliver one of the most comprehensive works on navigating the Gut and Psychology Syndrome to date with The Complete Cooking Techniques for the GAPS Diet. Now in a revised and expanded second edition—and currently being translated into several languages worldwide—Monica has written the textbook for GAPS teachers and laypeople alike.
The GAPS healing protocol is a groundbreaking way of treating disorders in the gut that are linked to a range of medical conditions that have baffled doctors for years, including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. To the uninitiated, the diet can seem too difficult to approach, let alone master. But with The Complete Cooking Techniques, Monica teaches you how to do GAPS. Not just the foods you eat, but when, how, and why you eat them.
Turns out, in GAPS, the when, how, and why is important. Very important. Monica makes this point clear with the first volume in the series, titled Meat Stock and Bone Broth. Though stock and broth are incredibly vital foods in the GAPS healing protocol, through her role as a teacher Monica realized that many people on GAPS were mixing them up, to the detriment of their health. Meat Stock and Bone Broth not only sets the record straight but also serves as the genesis of the the entire Cooking Techniques project.
Monica continued the series with Culturing Dairy, showcasing time-honored recipes and techniques for preparing GAPS superfoods such as yogurt, kefir, butter, and more. Even those with dairy sensitivities or allergies can learn how to incorporate these foods with Monica’s Dairy Introduction Protocol.
The third book, Lacto-Fermentation, addresses the current epidemic of abnormal gut flora in modern humans with a course in resurrecting this nearly forgotten skill. As Monica says, lacto-ferments are powerful foods.
The original series concluded with Seeds (Nuts, Seeds, Beans, and Grains). Monica teaches readers how to unlock the immense nutritional power hidden away in nuts and seeds with time-honored techniques such as soaking, sprouting, and fermenting.
The Complete Cooking Techniques for the GAPS Diet includes all of the original volumes in their entirety, but there is more: more information, more recommendations, more tips and tweaks, and more clarifications on how to successfully implement the GAPS. It is not a simple collection of recipes. It is a full GAPS course.
And now with the revised second edition, Monica takes an even deeper dive into GAPS, including:
- Supplements and GAPS
- The optimal human diet after GAPS
- Answers to common GAPS questions
- GAPS-friendly ingredients and equipment
- Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion table
- Two new GAPS recipes
- A brand new index that makes navigating the book easier than ever
This book is an indispensable tool for anyone learning how to navigate through the sometimes complex stages of the GAPS diet. It is also a vital resource for Certified GAPS Practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge and teach others. And for laypeople it’s simply a handy reference for improving their overall health.
With The Complete Cooking Techniques for the GAPS Diet, Monica Corrado has written a book that is broad in scope, deep in knowledge, and essential in today’s nutritional landscape.
About the Author
Celebrated teaching chef, holistic Certified Nutrition Consultant, and Certified GAPS Practitioner, Monica Corrado, MA, has spent decades illuminating the connection between food and well-being and inspiring others to start cooking nourishing traditional food. With her cooking classes, lectures, and books, she has devoted her career to helping both children and adults—especially those who suffer from ASD, ADHD, Asperger’s, allergies, and autoimmune disorders—reclaim their natural health. Monica is also a gifted teacher of teachers. Her Cooking for Well-Being Teacher Training program, established in 2012, has produced graduates from all over the U.S., Hong Kong, Canada, and Mexico. Visit Simply Being Well to schedule a consultation or book Monica as a speaker for your next event.