Emeril Lagasse Leading the Way in Gluten-Free Cooking

By Bridget

Although many are fed up with all of the gluten-free celebrity hype that has been taking over the headlines of gluten-free news, a recent headline may catch some attention. Emeril Lagasse, the famed restaurateur, chef, and TV personality, best known for catchphrases from “Bam!” to “Kick it up a notch!”, has been a supporter of the gluten-free community for over ten years for reasons very close to his heart – his two daughters. Both daughters were diagnosed with gluten intolerances back in 2001 and 2004, one of whom has full blown Celiac disease.

The women have been working together, along with the support of their dad, to write a gluten-free cookbook that brings all their favorite gluten-free meals and recipes in one book. In their new book, “The Gluten-Free Table: The Lagasse Girls Share Their Favorite Meals,” both Lagasse women have made it their mission to find gluten-free recipes that aren’t flavor-free or laced with a funky aftertaste. By using natural gluten-free flours – from almond flour for flourless Continue reading “Emeril Lagasse Leading the Way in Gluten-Free Cooking”

Cappello’s Gluten-Free Pasta

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

If you are both gluten-free and grain-free and find yourself craving a big bowl of delicious pasta then Cappello’s gourmet pasta may be just what you have been searching for.

Cappello’s are a Colorado based gourmet food company who specialize in high-end gluten-free and grain-free pasta. They use almond flour as the base ingredient for their fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and lasagna sheets.

Each of their products are made in a 100% gluten-free facility and additional gluten testing is done to ensure their products are truly gluten-free and safe for celiacs. They cook very quickly, especially the fettuccine which is ready to eat in a timed 45 seconds! The pasta is fresh but can be frozen to prolong its life.

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Gluten-Free Pasta Made With Bananas

By Laura (The Gluten Free Traveller)

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Could pasta made from green bananas be the next big thing for celiacs and others folks who need to keep to a strict gluten-free diet? There are a bunch of Brazilian researchers out there who hope that it may just be.

Food researchers from a University in Brazil have created a pasta which is made with a flour milled from green bananas.  Seriously? Pasta made from fruit you may be thinking to yourself. I thought it sounded pretty crazy too, but was intrigued to find out more.

In taste tests between whole wheat pasta and the green banana pasta a group of 75 tasters was used, 25 with celiac disease and 50 without. Both the celiac and non-celiac groups chose the banana pasta over the whole wheat in terms of both taste and texture.

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Wegmans Food Markets Announce New Line of Gluten-Free Favorites

By Zach

Here we go, gluten-free eaters. There’s another company trying to make a rift and a ruckus in the gluten-sensitive community, and it’s name brand is Wegmans Food Markets. Alright alright, all joking aside, I just want to state as a disclaimer that this post is simply an informative news report about a new “gluten-free” line of foods at Wegmans. Wegman’s has informed Triumph Dining that all gluten-free mixes and gluten-free pastas are being produced in dedicated gluten free facilities. They also mentioned that “gluten-free ingredients are investigated and verified, including processing aids and incidental additives and manufacturing environment, processing, scheduling, and  also that good manufacturing practices are evaluated for the potential for cross contact/cross contamination with gluten.”

Since the Domino’s Pizza gluten-free crust didn’t go over very well with a lot of you, this may not please everyone either, but we feel compelled to bring you up to speed whether you love it or hate it.

Without further ado, Wegmans Food Market, a Northeastern grocery chain with about 80 stores, has just announced that in honor of National Celiac Disease Awareness Month they have introduced, what they’re calling, four new gluten-free favorites into their stores. One of these is their corn-based pastas, which supposedly have an appetizing texture and hardly tastes any different than regular pasta. As an added bonus, shoppers can download a dollar-off coupon for the pasta from the Wegmans’ website. All four family favorites are Wegmans’ own brand and include:

  • Gluten-free spaghetti, fusilli, penne and elbows, in one-pound boxes that sell for $2.49.
  • A vanilla cake mix and chocolate cake mix. Each mix makes one 8-inch round cake layer and sells for $3.49.
  • A gluten-free sugar cookie mix, which sells for $3.49 and makes 22 cookies.
  • A double chocolate brownie mix for $3.49 that makes one 8-inch square pan of brownies.

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