Sunday, June 19, 2011

I think I live in the best city in the world...

..for gluten-free food! My next few posts are going to debunk my previous declarations that I can never find a place to eat, or the information I need, or the food I like to buy. Today, we tackles the NYTimes.

Now, there are many cities in the continental US. LA has their foodies; Portland is all about organic awareness; I know that Chicago has their Gluten Free Expo. But New York has begun to flourish on their gluten-free awareness just in the past year. I moved here in October of 2009 and slowly immersed myself in the NY food scene, but there wasn't a lot of coverage on it- until now! I am ALL ABOUT the New York Times' new flourish of gluten free goodness.

Health section writer,Tara Paker-Pope, wrote this little blurb about recent gluten discoveries, linking in all the other NYT articles. My favorite one though is by well known food writer and author of In The Kitchen With A Good Appetite, Melissa Clark. I digg the part in her article about mixing your own all-purpose flour and measuring the different ingredients by weigh as opposed to by quantity. It's a duh-- it makes so much sense! That Melissa Clark knows what she's talking about.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

So It's Been A While

I feel like sometimes people start blogs as a novelty and then they get bored and forget about them. So, maybe that kind of happened to me...


So one of my favorite (ok my top favorite) bloggers, Jordan Ferney posted  on her blog Oh HappyDay that she is giving away a trip for 2 to her new home city of Paris. She loves her followers and wants to give back. How incredible is that?

If you're reading this, you should absolutely go and enter. Though, now my chances are smaller of winning, at least you will go read her blog, which I'm sure you'll fall in love with

Ok let's tie this all together shall we?
GF en Paris? Can't be too hard with all the fresh markets, especially the one on rue Mouffetard. (love) Let's hope I get a chance to test it out!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Vietnamese for the Gluten-free, Soy-free, and Nut-free

I went out to dinner last night with my dear friend who also shares the inconvenience of food allergies. Between my Celiacs and (potential) IBS and her fructose intolerance and soy and nut allergy, we stick together in search of restaurants that cater to New York's allergics. We've exhausted Risottoria (sorry, but it's really not that great) and have taken our chances at pleading with disgruntled waiters to bear with we explain our pathetic requests to pretty much "hold everything". Feeling bad about dragging my other friends to gluten free restaurants for dinner, I have even come to terms with sitting politely while everyone else around me eats and I sip on my "are you sure all you want is" tea.

BUT NOW-- I am happy to report I have found a restaurant that everyone will enjoy! L'annam Vietnamese on University Place is SO delicious that I've been there twice this week already. They have separate, green colored, gluten-free menus and are incredibly helpful about telling you whether or not certain dishes have nuts or soy in them. And these menus aren't like 10 items and we're done. Nope, it's practically the same menu they just list what types of sauce you should request instead and they even will bring you a bottle of gluten free soy sauce!

So if you're in the area, definitely stop in. Everyone is very friendly and the service is great. They have other locations in the city, however this is the only one that has the gluten-free menu. Oh and did i mention they're part of the GFRAP?? Yeah.

So while I go and get fat off of Pad Thai and Pho soup, you all should stop by L'annam and do the same.