What could be more heart-warming than a small, family-owned business creating a product they care about? …Only if that product were free! The new online “Easy Eats — the magazine for gluten-free living” is created by executive editor Ellen Spiller and the young Wooten family. Ellen was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2006 and wanted to make a GF magazine to improve conditions and raise awareness so that it would be easier for celiacs to eat out without getting sick.
This stylish magazine, filled with colorful photographs, focuses on a different city in each issue. Recently, they explored Philadelphia under a gluten-free magnifying glass. As Kay and Ross of Triumph Dining could tell you, Philly isn’t exactly a gluten-free paradise, but the Easy Eats team uncovered some delicious GF finds, including knockout sushi and heavenly cake. When the magazine explored Manhattan they found GF egg rolls.
Easy Eats also focuses on a specific food product every issue, such as soy sauce or beer. You can read all about how such products are made and what the hidden pitfalls are for celiacs. It’s nice to have someone else do all the research for once!
Last but not least, Easy Eats features some appetizing recipes. I’m going to try making the GF cornbread this Thanksgiving. They suggest using buckwheat flour as a healthy partner to cornmeal, corn kernels, and honey. Bon Apetit!