gluten-free

Frustrated By Food Allergies? Relax, Restaurateurs, There's A Conference For That.

It pays to appease the gluten-free, organizers say
Sep 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Chefs and restaurateurs are wrangling with a slew of dietary restrictions these days. To better handle the barrage of customer questions about ingredients and preparations, one restaurant in Austin reportedly began printing seven different menus every day each catering to a different type of diet. Operators looking for other dietary-troubleshooting strategies possibly even some with lower printing costs — should check out this upcoming food-allergy conference in New York City. More details this way.

15 Epic Rice Side Dishes

Recipes for rice that look great on your plate
Aug 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Let's hear it for a side we all know and love: rice! There are at least a million ways to spin it — long-grain, short-grain, brown, fried, all risotto'd out, so believe it when we say that narrowing all of our beloved rice recipes down to 15 was a challenge. But that's how much we care about our readers' side dishes. From the best coconut sticky rice ever to basil pesto-spiked arancini, you've got plenty of choices, so break out the rice maker, the wok and the Fry Daddy and get cooking. 

Buckwheat Salad with Goat Feta and Smashed Cucumbers Recipe

A hearty, flavor-packed salad for your picnic
Jul 18, 2014 10:00 am
buckwheat salad with feta
Photo: Mark Shaw

I love using buckwheat groats for cold salads — they have a unique and unexpected ultra-savory earthniess that just begs for something creamy and/or briny. I usually go with feta cheese, it's a natural pairing and since I discovered goat feta, I've been crumbling it onto just about anything. This healthy summer salad is my picnic go-to. 

Kickstart This: Pasta Flyer, A World-Class Gluten-Free Italian Joint

Let's make chef Mark Ladner's dream come true
Jun 12, 2014 12:00 pm

At this stage in the gluten-free game, plenty of restaurants offer wheat-free pasta and noodle options. You can get gummy brown rice penne to ruin your nice puttanesca or substitute rice noodles in your ramen because it's just as satisfying. Right? Wrong, says NYC chef Mark Ladner, a longtime master of the fine-dining Italian scene. Let's cheer on his fresh new concept, Pasta Flyer, hurtling towards a pop-up near you.

Romanesco Summer Salad Recipe

A simple Romanesco recipe to brighten up your table
Jun 12, 2014 10:00 am

Calling the world's healthiest vegetables! Oh here they are, in author Laura B. Russell's new cookbook, Brassicas: Cooking The World's Healthiest Vegetables. Fans of broccoli, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts, and yes, of course our darling kale should be very excited. Here is a lively Romanesco salad that will leave you entirely satisfied. Guaranteed.

20 Gluten-Free Recipes To Lighten Up Your Spring

Diverse, delicious, delightfully simple meal ideas
Jun 6, 2014 1:30 pm

Gluten-free cooking can be incredibly diverse, delicious and easy to throw together, not to mention an easy way to lighten up your diet. Keep an open mind in the kitchen and you'll be surprised how many great meals you can make without wheat. Consider substituting pasta with nutritious grains like quinoa and buckwheat. The dessert repertoire does not have to suffer either – keep it cool and fresh with seasonal fruit and popsicles and you won't miss a thing. 

Troubleshoot Your Gluten-Freedom With America's Test Kitchen

This technique-based baking book is a gamechanger
Mar 24, 2014 10:05 am

America's Test Kitchen, the promised land of troubleshooting your most basic cooking fails and fixing problems you never knew you had (I used to save the back covers of my mom's Cook's Illustrated as a kid), recently published The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook. Its creed: you can't just substitute gluten-free flour and expect passable results. You have to change your whole technique (then prepare to welcome back sandwiches).

Glutard Problems: I'm Back On Beer, No Biggie. But Do I Take The Soy Sauce Plunge?

Optimistically toeing the wheat line again
Feb 19, 2014 10:00 am

Jess Kapadia is ready to invite something back into her diet: soy sauce. It's famously cited as a "hidden gluten" culprit and made with up to 80% wheat. So what does it all mean for somebody with a moderate gluten allergy? 

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