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A couple of months ago, we brought you the announcement of the development of a specialist gluten-free recipe book by Lauren Lopez of Team StarKid. The project is now almost completed, it has a title, and it has been made available for pre-order on Kickstarter.

Lauren pitches her gluten-free cookbook, entitled These Treats Don’t Suck, to doubtful friends (“Why do gluten-free cookies taste like cardboard mixed with cat hair?”) in a hilarious, ridiculous, tongue-in-cheek and slightly rude video – nothing less than what we’d expect from any project of a Team StarKid alum. You can watch the video below:

 

The website mentioned in the video, www.noonescomingtotheparty.com, redirects to the official Kickstarter page for the project, where you can read more about the content of the book, and back the Kickstarter by pre-ordering a copy (or pledge funds towards the book’s production for any of the other rewards that may tickle your fancy).

Lauren also shared a few words about why she has chosen to develop this project:

I’ve tasted my fair share of gluten and dairy free things; some were delicious, but most were a sorry excuse for a treat. The thought of a future in which I could no longer enjoy delicious baked goods was enough to send me into a fit of the shakes. But I pulled myself together, got in the kitchen, and set forth on my mission.

Over the past couple of years I’ve experimented and developed my own recipes based on what I would want to serve my friends. I’m by no means a professional, and I continue to learn (mess up) every day, but I hope that These Treats Don’t Suck can help you enjoy gluten-free baking and encourage you to experiment!

Lauren’s Kickstarter reached its funding goal in a little under 72 hours, but will be open until October 28 for anyone who wants to support the book’s production. But don’t worry – if you don’t have the $50 to spend on purchasing the book via Kickstarter, the book will go on sale to the general public in November or December.

Will you be getting your hands on These Treats Don’t Suck by Lauren Lopez and trying out some of her recipes?

  • Audrey

    i think i’m going to get this for my friend, who is someone who can’t eat gluten. it seems like a great idea to get him a gift as well as a neat little way to possibly introduce him to the starkid fandom in a subtle way!

  • http://twitter.com/PeopleForPotter Starkid SuperStar

    Thank God someomnes doing this I LOVE U LAUREN

  • Rosie

    My best friend is both a huge Starkid and a Coeliac, so I think I’ve found her the perfect christmas present!

  • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.biggs Catherine Biggs

    Great article! I can’t wait for Lauren’s cookbook, I hope we get it at the bookstore I work at!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555714057 Jayme Keally

    Wonderful article! Cannot wait to see the final product of the cookbook! Hopefully I can talk my dad in to getting it! :)

  • Kim

    yay! I can’t wait to get my copy. I need to eat less gluten in my life, and with Lauren telling me how, I’m sure I’ll do much better than now.

  • Saskia17

    Yay! I don’t eat gluten or lactose either, so I’m really interested to see what she comes up with because I know all too well the horrible excuses for ‘treats’ you sometimes find. That must have been a lot of fun to put together :)

  • Kavitha

    Ah I’m hoping to buy this and actually cook for once! :P

  • REBECCA

    GO LAUREN!

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