Amy Fothergill

Gluten-free Cooking Spree Coming to San Francisco

by Amy Fothergill on October 5th, 2009


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It looks like the upcoming gluten-free cooking spree has a lot of offer.

Here are the details:

Bay Area Welcomes the 2nd Annual San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree amy fothergill_billboard

San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree Brings Medical Professionals and Top Chefs into the Kitchen to Compete for the Best Gluten- Free Dish.

Join the excitement on October 30, 2009 as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) brings San Francisco Area premier chefs, top doctors and members of the media together to raise awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance plus celebrate the gluten-free lifestyle! Treasure Island, which boasts spectacular views of the city and the Bay Area, will play host to this exciting annual Gluten-Free Cooking Spree.

Date: Friday, October 30, 2009 Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Place: Treasure Island Building 1 (Administration Building) San Francisco, CA

NFCA’s Gluten-Free Cooking Spree will feature ten top San Francisco area chefs, paired with renowned area doctors and media representatives in a gluten-free challenge. Teams will compete for the evening’s top ‘Best Gluten-Free Dish’ award, while providing delicious fare for everyone to sample. Guests also will enjoy a buffet of hearty hors d'oeuvres, a light buffet, desserts, beer and wine---all gluten-free. Come hungry!

Experience the best gluten-free products on the market at the Gluten-Free Cooking Spree’s dynamic marketplace. A dynamic Marketplace will have vendors providing product samples, coupons, and sell their wares. Attendees receive a fabulous goodie bag filled with treats from a variety of gluten-free vendors with admission. Drs. Vikki and Richard Petersen will be signing their book, The Gluten Effect, and Dr. Angela Wu will be on hand to sign her best-selling book, Fertility Wisdom. A silent auction and bevy of raffle prizes provide guests additional opportunities to take home fantastic prizes and gluten-free goodies!

Participating restaurants include: Pacific Catch, Park Place Cupertino, Sol Foods, 3 Senses Gourmet, Pica Pica Maize Kitchen and many more!

NFCA’s evening of gluten-free food and fun seeks to raise awareness of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder affecting approximately 1% of the population. Almost 3 million Americans with celiac disease remain undiagnosed, resulting in a fourfold increase in the risk of early death and numerous debilitating conditions including infertility, neuropathy and even cancer.

NFCA will honor Dr. Chaitan Khosla of Stanford University and the Celiac Sprue Research Foundation at the 2009 San Francisco Gluten-free Cooking Spree for their outstanding leadership in celiac research and awareness efforts. 2008 honoree Dr. Gary Gray, emeritus professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, will present the award.

For more info: For more information about this event, visit www.CeliacCentral.org. Tickets are $50 for adults if purchased before the event (specials for students); $75 at the door. To register for the event, click here.

------------------- Author Information: Amy Fothergill, San Francisco, CA Amy Fothergill is the mother of two and owner of The Family Chef. She teaches cooking classes and provides consultations. She blends her culinary techniques with delicious ingredients to create gluten free, healthy dishes that the whole family enjoys. Website: http://www.amythefamilychef.com Blog: http://thefamilychef.blogspot.com (a food blog which is a blend of gluten free and regular recipes) Email: amy@amythefamilychef.com Gluten-free recipes: http://www.examiner.com/x-13910-SF-GlutenFree-Food-Examiner


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