Categotry Archives: What I’m Talking About

Gluten-Free Clafoutis and A Belated Happy Birthday Julia!

Ok, so I’m a little late. I didn’t forget. I’ve just been caught up in the frenzy that accompanies the shopping and packing of getting two kids off to college. Colleges that are hundreds of miles from home and involve airplane travel and concern about pilot strikes and hurricanes. But there is one thing I won’t have to worry about. Remember last August when I drove Alex (my oldest son) to LaGuardia Airport in New York City and my sunroof […]

Will Gluten Go the Way of the Cigarette?

Gluten-free is a big fad! It will soon be replaced by some other diet craze! Those who call it a fad simply don’t understand what’s going on. This isn’t a chain reaction of people enthusiastically conforming to some fleeting behavioral change. It’s more of a trend based on the mounting realization that wheat is causing more damage to our human bodies than was previously understood. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how the growing awareness of celiac and non-celiac […]

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The Big Gluten-Free Flour Test: Thomas Keller’s Cup4Cup versus Authentic Foods GF Classic Blend

Admit it. You’ve been wondering whether Thomas Keller’s new Cup4Cup gluten-free flour is worth the $19.95 (for three pounds) price tag. So was I. Thomas Keller, the extraordinary culinary talent and restaurateur embraced “gluten-free” in a serious way. First his restaurants, The French Laundry in California and Per Se in New York City, started to serve delicious, imaginative gluten-free bread and pastry to gluten-intolerant diners. And then late last summer, he put his stamp of approval on a gluten-free flour […]

What I’m Talking About: Gluten-Free Recipes for the Holidays

I’m finally embracing the 2011 holiday season with open arms. I’m ready for a bit a cheer, for watching White Christmas  for the hundredth time, for decorating the house and putting up the tree and wrapping presents and hugging people dressed in Santa hats (my dad; although one year he showed up in reindeer antlers). I’m ready to cook special holiday dinners for my family and friends, drink luscious wines and enjoy favorite foods. My first big holiday dinner this year […]