INTERESTING CONTAMINATION NEWS

Gluten sensitivity is difficult to deal with, but its more serious cousin, celiac disease, can be life threatening. In both cases, exposure to gluten causes an allergic reaction in the intestines. Symptoms of both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease range from mild discomfort, such as gastrointestinal distress, through to neurological issues such as memory loss and depression, a compromised immune system and problems conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. When you have sensitivity to gluten, your symptoms will generally be of the milder type. With celiac disease, your body`s autoimmune response causes damage to your intestines, which makes it impossible for you to absorb necessary nutrients. In fact, celiac disease is identified by an intestinal biopsy showing this damage to the intestines.
Gluten is a protein composite occurring in the mature seeds of wheat, barley and rye. It is what gives dough its elasticity, helps it to rise and creates bread`s distinctive chewy texture. Gluten is found in many different types of foods including breads, pasta, salad dressing, gravy, soy sauce, seasoned rice, vegetables in sauce and self-basting poultry. It is also found in cosmetics, hair products and skin care products, so it is crucial to read labels and be able to identify the other names that gluten goes by, including bulgur, durum flour, farina, graham flour, kamut, semolina and spelt.
Avoiding gluten if you have a mild sensitivity is not that difficult, but for those with celiac disease, it can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are steps you can take both at home and when dining out to decrease your risk of exposure.
When at home, store products containing gluten below gluten-free products to avoid the chance of crumbs, spills or leaks contaminating your gluten-free products. Keep a separate cutting board and toaster for gluten-free breads and a separate sifter for gluten-free flours if you bake. Never dip a knife or spoon back into a container of peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream or any other food, condiment or sauce after it has come into contact with gluten-containing bread or pasta. Do not re-use the oil from frying breaded foods when preparing gluten-free fried foods. Wash all pots, pans and utensils, including your barbecue grill, that come in contact with gluten thoroughly in hot, soapy water after each use if you can not afford to keep and label a second set.
It`s harder to stay gluten-free when dining out, but the main thing you can do to protect yourself or a loved one is to ask questions. Make your condition known to your waiter. Be clear about the possible consequences, because some people don`t take food related conditions as seriously as they should, especially if they have no personal experience of them. Educate yourself as to what foods are likely to contain gluten, especially the unexpected ones such as soy sauce and salad dressings. Ask your server to make sure that your meal is not fried in oil or cooked on a flat-top or in a pan that is also used for any fried or breaded foods. Avoid pizza parlors if possible because flour particles stay in the air for a while after the flour is used, making it almost impossible to avoid cross-contamination with other foods.
Knowledgeable gluten-aware websites such as Gluten-Free-onthego.com recommend that you also check to make sure that CS catering equipment used by companies providing food and beverages for the personal and professional functions in your life practice appropriate gluten hygiene.

BERKSHIRE

BERKSHIRE

ALLERGY NEWS ON COFFEE

Best Coffee for those with Allergy`s. There are a large number of people who have an allergy of some kind, whether it is a seasonal allergy such as hay fever, or something with potentially life threatening consequences such as an allergy to nuts. Whatever the allergy or intolerance, there have been many stories related to coffee and caffeine and the positive and negative effects of drinking it, or ingesting it in any form. Allergic to gluten Celiac disease is an allergy to a protein called gluten which can be found in wheat, rye and barley. If this protein is ingested it can cause the sufferer to have problems with the small intestine. Coffee itself is gluten free, however for those who suffer from gluten intolerance it is the preparation of coffee and what is added to it before drinking that can cause the most problems. During the preparation of coffee, it needs to be kept away from other food and drinks. For drinking, sufferers can add unflavoured or soya milk and are still free to add sugar or flavourings such as cinnamon. If a mocha is your coffee of choice then as long as it contains pure coffee, cocoa and marshmallows then it is gluten free. The same applies to coffee containing alcohol such as brandy and rum. Flavourings to avoid are malted milk and malted barley as these contain gluten. Allergies to nuts and dairy For those with an allergy to nuts, the effects of contact with nuts can be very dangerous. Clearly the avoidance of hazelnut or any other form of nut flavourings in coffee are to be avoided and it may also be wise to avoid pre-packaged ground coffee as it cannot be guaranteed that it has not come into contact with nuts somewhere in the grinding and packaging process. Buying coffee beans and grinding them yourself is probably the best way to avoid contact with nuts. With regard to dairy allergies, there are many dairy-free alternatives to milk including soya milk. Just make sure you ask for a dairy free alternative when ordering your milky coffee. Seasonal allergies Some studies have shown that allergies such as hay fever can be helped by the consumption of coffee however conflicting reports seem to show that coffee can have the effect of making hay fever or other similar seasonal allergies worse. With regard to drinking coffee when you have hay fever or something similar, it is probably best to be guided by what your body is telling you and keep an eye on whether it makes you feel better or worse. Conclusion So there is no reason why you should have to give up your caffeine fix if you have an allergy as long as you are sensible about it. Caffe Society stock a wide variety of quality coffee and related products. This means that it is easier for you to choose a product that is free from all the things you need to avoid, whilst making sure that it still contains all the taste you would expect from a good cup of coffee.

GLUTEN FREE DINING IN YORKSHIRE

THIS MONTHS RECOMENDATIONS FOR YORKSHIRE 01/06/2012

EVERY MONTH WE WILL BE ENTERING OUR SITE VISITORS RECOMENDATIONS FOR A GIVEN AREA

Cafe Marinetti, 9-11 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds. LS18 5LJ

Families welcome - Children's Menu

http://www.cafemarinetti.com/

Bespoke Cafe, 4 John Street, Harrogate. HG1 1JZ

http://thebespokebaker.wordpress.com/

Tom, Dick & Harry's Restaurant, Thorp Arch Estate

http://www.tomdickandharrys.com

Le Bistrot Pierre, Harrogate - extensive glutenfree menu

http://www.lebistrotpierre.co.uk/food-and-drink/gluten-free

The Tiger Inn, Coneythorpe

Fodder Cafe, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. HG2 8NZ Tel: 01423-546111

Child friendly.

http://www.fodderweb.co.uk/

Jenny's Teashop, 7 Montpelier Mews, Harrogate. HG1 2QT Tel: 01423-525554
Soup, savouries, toasted teacakes, cakes. Child friendly.


AS PROPRIETORS CHANGE MAKE SURE YOU TELEPHONE OR ASK ABOUT YOUR DIETERY NEEDS BEFORE ORDERING.












THIS MONTHS RECOMENDATIONS FOR BERKSHIRE 01/03/2012

EVERY MONTH WE WILL BE ENTERING OUR SITE VISITORS RECOMENDATIONS FOR A GIVEN AREA


These restaurants are providing a none gluten containing menu and have been recomended by a person with a gluten allergy or coeliacs desease.

Shop, http://www.holmegrangecraftvillage.co.uk/unithtml/unit6a.html
The Farrier Restaurant, http://www.maidenhead.net/eat-drink/farrier.html

Miltons Restaurant, http://www.miltonsrestaurant.co.uk/


Kathmandu Kitchen, http://www.restaurant-guide.com/kathmandu-kitchen-2.htm

Peking Palace, http://www.readingrestaurants.com/peking_palace

The Crown, http://www.thecrown.co.uk/

Deep Blue Fish & Chips, http://www.deepbluerestaurants.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=27

Basildon Park, http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-basildonpark/w-basildonpark-facilities.htm

Las Iguanas, http://www.iguanas.co.uk/las_iguanas_reading.asp

Stirrups Country House Hotel, http://www.stirrupshotel.co.uk/


Mya Lacarta, http://www.myalacarte.co.uk/

ENJOY

AS PROPRIETORS CHANGE MAKE SURE YOU TELEPHONE OR ASK ABOUT YOUR DIETERY NEEDS BEFORE ORDERING.































Gluten Free Mallorca

Gluten Free Mallorca
Mallorca Restaurants are catching on fast

Gluten Free Mallorca

There is nothing more I enjoy than a holiday on the Island of Mallorca it's multi national without any language difficulties, warm sunny climate lots of entertainment and most important of all for me since I was last here the restaurants are realy catchingon to the Gluten Free needs of the intollences of some of us. Hears a few place that I tried who realy look after you


Pepe Pintos not only knows how to cook,present and serve but also how to achieve this at prices you can afford. the man is and artist.Please Visit here for more information about Pepe Pintos

The Rose at Puigpunyent what a setting in a tiny mountain villiage the food that Marti the Chef and his wife serve will delight and make your day.
Please Visit here for more information about The Rose

Restaurant Coral you will get a warm welcome fro Juan Munoz Juan restaurant Coral is small and personal Juan has been running his restaurant for 33 years and is not only an accomplished Chef but also a wine expert that has proberbly the best collection of vintage wines on the Island,He loves to talk wine, try his fish its fantastic especialy the sea bass.
Please Visit here for more information about Juan and Restaurant Coral

If you are a fan of Indian quisine the look know further that Bashaki the Restaurants is very intimate the service second to none and the food will leave you spell bound even serves gluten free nam bread which my husband say is better than the ordinary nam.
Please Visit here for more information about Bashaki

For a wide choice of fish its Miguel Restaurante they provide a great choice, good service, friendy family atmosphere at affordable prices. Severiano and his team with chef Normand will not disapoint you.
Please Visit here for more information about Restaurante Miguel

Dispite the pound against the Euro I still find mallorca one of the least costly places for a holiday but certainly the best value place to spend your vacation. Happy dinning Charlotte.


Merry Christmas every one

Merry Christmas every one
PLEASE KEEP HELPING US TO HELP YOU

The art of gluten free cooking

PRESS RELEASE -DECEMBER 2008 Gluten Free Meals Cookery Course at Newlyns Cookery School, Hook, Hampshire - Thursday 22nd January 2009 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Evening Demonstration £25.00) Learning the art of Gluten Free cooking can be relatively easy, but there are a few things important to understand such as how to avoid cross contamination, cooking times/temperatures and accurately measuring ingredients, once you've mastered these you will soon.

Sarah Garwood's infectious enthusiasm, professionalism and passion for food is an inspiration and during this Course, we will demonstrate easy to make Gluten Free versions of classic dishes that will taste just as good! Newlyns Cookery School is based at the Newlyns Farm Shop and Gluten free products including: Newlyns Gluten free cakes, Newlyns Gluten free sausages and Wessex Mill bread flour will be available on the night to buy. To book please call 01256 704128 to reserve a place Newlyns Farm Shop, Lodge Farm, North Warnborough, Hook, Hants, RG29 1HA www.newlyns-farmshop.co.uk

Friday, 30 November 2012

INTERESTING CONTAMINATION NEWS

Gluten sensitivity is difficult to deal with, but its more serious cousin, celiac disease, can be life threatening. In both cases, exposure to gluten causes an allergic reaction in the intestines. Symptoms of both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease range from mild discomfort, such as gastrointestinal distress, through to neurological issues such as memory loss and depression, a compromised immune system and problems conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. When you have sensitivity to gluten, your symptoms will generally be of the milder type. With celiac disease, your body`s autoimmune response causes damage to your intestines, which makes it impossible for you to absorb necessary nutrients. In fact, celiac disease is identified by an intestinal biopsy showing this damage to the intestines.




Gluten is a protein composite occurring in the mature seeds of wheat, barley and rye. It is what gives dough its elasticity, helps it to rise and creates bread`s distinctive chewy texture. Gluten is found in many different types of foods including breads, pasta, salad dressing, gravy, soy sauce, seasoned rice, vegetables in sauce and self-basting poultry. It is also found in cosmetics, hair products and skin care products, so it is crucial to read labels and be able to identify the other names that gluten goes by, including bulgur, durum flour, farina, graham flour, kamut, semolina and spelt.



Avoiding gluten if you have a mild sensitivity is not that difficult, but for those with celiac disease, it can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are steps you can take both at home and when dining out to decrease your risk of exposure.



When at home, store products containing gluten below gluten-free products to avoid the chance of crumbs, spills or leaks contaminating your gluten-free products. Keep a separate cutting board and toaster for gluten-free breads and a separate sifter for gluten-free flours if you bake. Never dip a knife or spoon back into a container of peanut butter, jelly, mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream or any other food, condiment or sauce after it has come into contact with gluten-containing bread or pasta. Do not re-use the oil from frying breaded foods when preparing gluten-free fried foods. Wash all pots, pans and utensils, including your barbecue grill, that come in contact with gluten thoroughly in hot, soapy water after each use if you can not afford to keep and label a second set.



It`s harder to stay gluten-free when dining out, but the main thing you can do to protect yourself or a loved one is to ask questions. Make your condition known to your waiter. Be clear about the possible consequences, because some people don`t take food related conditions as seriously as they should, especially if they have no personal experience of them. Educate yourself as to what foods are likely to contain gluten, especially the unexpected ones such as soy sauce and salad dressings. Ask your server to make sure that your meal is not fried in oil or cooked on a flat-top or in a pan that is also used for any fried or breaded foods. Avoid pizza parlors if possible because flour particles stay in the air for a while after the flour is used, making it almost impossible to avoid cross-contamination with other foods.



Knowledgeable gluten-aware websites such as Gluten-Free-onthego.com recommend that you also check to make sure that CS catering equipment used by companies providing food and beverages for the personal and professional functions in your life practice appropriate gluten hygiene.


Interesting contamination news

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

THIS MONTHS RECOMENDATIONS FOR BERKSHIRE 01/06/2012

THIS MONTHS RECOMENDATIONS FOR BERKSHIRE 01/06/2012


EVERY MONTH WE WILL BE ENTERING OUR SITE VISITORS RECOMENDATIONS FOR A GIVERN AREA


Cafe Marinetti, 9-11 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds. LS18 5LJ


Families welcome - Children's Menu

http://www.cafemarinetti.com/



Bespoke Cafe, 4 John Street, Harrogate. HG1 1JZ

http://thebespokebaker.wordpress.com/


Tom, Dick & Harry's Restaurant, Thorp Arch Estate

http://www.tomdickandharrys.com


Le Bistrot Pierre, Harrogate - extensive glutenfree menu

http://www.lebistrotpierre.co.uk/food-and-drink/gluten-free



The Tiger Inn, Coneythorpe

Fodder Cafe, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. HG2 8NZ Tel: 01423-546111

Child friendly.

http://www.fodderweb.co.uk/



Jenny's Teashop, 7 Montpelier Mews, Harrogate. HG1 2QT Tel: 01423-525554

Soup, savouries, toasted teacakes, cakes. Child friendly.



Cafe Marinetti, 9-11 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds. LS18 5LJ




Families welcome - Children's Menu





http://www.cafemarinetti.com/



Bespoke Cafe, 4 John Street, Harrogate. HG1 1JZ



http://thebespokebaker.wordpress.com/



Tom, Dick & Harry's Restaurant, Thorp Arch Estate

http://www.tomdickandharrys.com







Le Bistrot Pierre, Harrogate - extensive glutenfree menu



http://www.lebistrotpierre.co.uk/food-and-drink/gluten-free



The Tiger Inn, Coneythorpe







Fodder Cafe, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. HG2 8NZ Tel: 01423-546111



Child friendly.





http://www.fodderweb.co.uk/







Jenny's Teashop, 7 Montpelier Mews, Harrogate. HG1 2QT Tel: 01423-525554



Soup, savouries, toasted teacakes, cakes. Child friendly.



Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Everyman, Hope Street, Liverpool
I was visiting Liverpool for a concert at the Philharmonic Hall and wanted to book a pre-theatre dinner . I contacted Jeff at the Everyman and he assured me there would be gluten free options available. When we arrived the place was already busy. It has an artistic, bohemian feel to it, unpretentious and studenty almost. I loved it. The food is available at the food bar and you make your choice and they warm it up for you, which doesn't sound great but is only the same as many other restaurants. The gluten free choices were brilliant, I had the Goats cheese tortilla ( Spanish omellete) with a couple of salads and the portion was huge. There was gf pudding available as well but I just couldn't fit it in. I'm intending to go back though and have another go!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Linden House Hotel Torquay

A recent addition to www.gluten-free-onthego.com is Linden House in Torquay. This AA 4 Star Georgian house is set in beautiful gardens and offers top quality accomodation. Open all year around, Linden House is run by Tracy and Graham Adams. Tracy is herself a coeliac and cook, so you can relax and be sure all your special diet needs will be taken care of. Take a look at Linden House advert on the link below and see for yourselves the luxuerious hotel they have created.
http://www.gluten-free-onthego.com/restaurantDisplay.asp?RestaurantID=4507

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Dietary card

DietaryCard can take the ordeal out of ordering your festive lunches and dinners this year with their special offer of Classic Coeliac Cards explaining your condition in English discounted to £5 until Christmas. Order a Dietary Alert Card in English or in 17 other languages at www.dietarycard.co.uk or on 01506 635358.