Jun/Jul 2012

Features

Cheers!

The idea of a beer made without gluten used to be a cruel joke, a tease for millions of parched beer lovers living gluten-free by medical necessity. Fortunately, things have changed - and how! Today, gluten-free beers are springing up all over the globe. Thirsty innovators are creating beer in gluten-free varieties with satisfying profiles that range from light strawberry-honey to dark pseudo-malt.   More...

Gluten-Free Brewing Bonanza

The idea of a beer made without gluten used to be a cruel joke, a tease for millions of parched beer lovers living gluten-free by medical necessity. Fortunately, things have changed—and how! Today, gluten-free beers are springing up all over the globe. Thirsty innovators are creating beer in gluten-free varieties with satisfying profiles that range from light strawberry-honey to dark pseudo-malt.   More...

Inside Look at Eating Out

Subscribers Only — Living with a food allergy or intolerance changes your life forever. But being food allergic and a chef can really set your world on fire. I was diagnosed with a severe sensitivity to milk when I was attending culinary school in San Francisco. The diagnosis was a shock—but it made sense. For years, I’d been living with breathing problems, migraine headaches, diarrhea and I had trouble gaining weight. At 23, I was 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed 130 pounds. (I looked like a walking toothpick when I wore my chef’s uniform and hat.) With my milk sensitivity, I couldn’t eat half the foods I prepared in culinary school. If I did, I suffered for days.   More...

Table Talk

Subscribers Only — If you don’t have time to research the restaurant and plan your gluten-free meal ahead, remember these rules for walk-in dining.   More...

A Double Diagnosis: Celiac Disease and Diabetes

Gregg and Shari Friedman sit around the kitchen table. In front of them is a large plastic coffee container, big enough to make 270 cups. But the bright blue jug is filled to the rim, not with coffee, but with two months’ worth of needles used by their 12-year-old daughter Julia, who has type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, both autoimmune diseases that require constant vigilance.   More...