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August 28, 2013 Leave a comment
June 20, 2013 Leave a comment
In the Game of Clue, players must solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, what they used to commit the crime, and where this occurred. A similar version of these three questions is something that gluten-free folks are used to finding out.
Who prepared the food?
What utensils did they use?
Where did they prepare it?
When I dine out, I’m always sure to remind the server, “They cannot prepare my sandwich on the same counter,” or when I’m at Chipotle, “Could you please change your gloves? I am gluten free.” These are comments that MUST be made in order to ensure safety and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
I figured we’d have some fun and make a gluten-free version of this classic detective game because that’s what we all need to be – gluten-free detectives! When dining out, there are different places one can be glutened and there are different weaponsof contamination. No matter who did it, where it happened, or what caused the contamination, the end result is always the same – the victim is glutened.
If dining at a restaurant that serves both gluten-filled and gluten-free food (which is just about every restaurant we can eat at), the opportunity to be glutened is everywhere. The key to a safe dining experience for a gluten-free individual is Read More »
April 30, 2013 Leave a comment
On April 29, Chick-fil-A introduced three new premium salads – the Cobb Salad, Chick-fil-A® Asian Salad, and the Grilled Market Salad. The new Grilled Market Salad is gluten free (prior to adding condiments). The new Cobb Salad and Asian Salad come with breaded nuggets, but they can be ordered with gluten-free grilled nuggets.
According to the company, each salad will offer two or more servings of vegetables or fruit, and have Read More »
April 26, 2013 3 Comments
Philly is one of the most gluten-free friendly cities in the country. So much so, it’s been called “the first gluten-free neighborhood in the U.S.”
It takes a lot of components to come together to make a great GF city.
It helps if your state is no stranger to the gluten-free way of life. Earlier this year, Gluten Free Travel Site named Pennsylvania the “World’s Most Celiac-Friendly Destination.” We examined this accolade in Read More »
January 1, 2013 Leave a comment
That’s right. Dunkin’ Donuts is the latest nationwide chain to try out gluten-free.
According to its website, Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s leading baking and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers per day. Now Dunkin’ Donuts has determined “it’s time to bake the donuts” gluten-free style.
Dunkin’ Donuts is testing gluten-free muffins and donuts in select stores in the Boston and Miami areas. These include blueberry muffins and cinnamon sugar donuts. The products are certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). The cinnamon sugar donuts sell for less than Read More »
October 22, 2012 Leave a comment
Besides the pasta, there were all kinds of interesting and delicious gluten-free foods at Appetite for Awareness. Caffe Gelato Restaurant and Catering, out of Newark, DE, was offering perfect crabcake morsels full of crabmeat while Rittenhouse Square’s Alma de Cuba was serving up mini marlin tacos. Chef Eric Paraskevas of Terra was plating up beautiful samples of his gluten-free pulled pork tostados and El Rey presented hungry attendees with mouth-watering Read More »
September 26, 2012 6 Comments
Every day those of us who are gluten intolerant or sensitive need to read labels and ask questions when it comes to food. Gluten pops up in unexpected places that sometimes even shock me, so it is never safe to assume a dish/product is safe. I have previously written about unexpected sources of gluten, so this article serves as a follow up. Read More »
June 29, 2012 2 Comments
After doing some behind-the-scenes work on my blog last week, I noticed that many people find my blog by searching for gluten-free Panera Bread information. Panera Bread has offered gluten-free choices for years, but they have never had any gluten-free baked goods on the menu. I emailed them last week to get the current list of their menu items that are free of gluten and will be sharing them below. Since Panera Bread has predominantly bread items, there is a risk of cross-contamination.
This is the response I received from Panera: Read More »
June 1, 2012 1 Comment
Chefs and Restaurateurs Flunk Gluten-Free Quiz at NRA Show
Ambler, Pa. (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Chefs and restaurateurs lack a fundamental understanding of gluten-free protocols, and it’s a threat to those with gluten-related disorders, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of those of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
“When most people dine out, they expect a meal that’s safe to eat. Individuals with gluten-related disorders don’t have that luxury,” said Alice Bast, founder and president of NFCA.
Earlier this month, NFCA quizzed chefs and restaurateurs on the floor of the National Restaurant Association Show, an international gathering of professionals in the foodservice industry, and the results were alarming. Many of the chefs and restaurateurs said they have gluten-free options at their restaurants, yet less than four percent of them responded correctly to four questions regarding gluten (see “Survey Questions” below). Read More »
May 30, 2012 1 Comment
Chevys Fresh Mex this week became the latest restaurant chain to launch a gluten-free menu in its company-owned locations.
Chevys’ launch follows the debut earlier this month of Domino’s Pizza’s new gluten-free crust and Chuck E. Cheese’s test of new gluten-free products, including a pizza and a cupcake.
The new menus, which cater to those with gluten-related disorders, have also raised controversy over whether restaurants can accurately label a menu item “gluten free” if there is a risk of cross contamination.