| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Spelt enjoys a rich past as one of the most popular grains in ancient times. Yet, despite its role as a staple in ancient civilizations, and as a healer of illness in the Middle Ages, spelt lost its luster in the U.S. with the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
If you haven’t satisfied your craving for Thin Mints and other popular Girl Scout cookies, you’re in luck. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania have announced they are extending the cookie sale period one week to March 17 because weather-...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:57 PM
These days, people might be more inclined to add toasted pecans or a handful of pumpkin seeds to give a salad some interesting crunch. But if you are a crouton fan and you don't eat gluten, you still have some choices -- other than making your own....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Delaney Paterno has been a Girl Scout for five years, but only this year has she tasted any of the cookies she works so hard to sell.
That’s because she was diagnosed with celiac disease as a toddler, and gluten -- found in wheat, barley and rye...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:17 AM
We’ve been checking out the many energy and snack bars on the market, and it seems there are plenty of choices for people who need or want to avoid gluten.
Some of them announce it on the front of the label; others require closer reading of the...
| Mar 1, 2014
The gluten-free crowd has spoken, and it wants pizza. It's not hard to find gluten-free crusts these days, usually for a surcharge. What's more elusive is a pizza that's suitable for those with celiac disease — people for whom just a dusting of...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Customers at the Hollywood restaurant ShopHouse occasionally remark, "Hey, this is like Chipotle."
And indeed it is. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, as it's officially known, takes parent company Chipotle's successful Mexican food format and...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
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| May 18, 2013
For more than 20 years, Kristine Kidd tasted what came her way as the food editor at Bon Appetit magazine. But she never felt great.
"I had digestive issues my whole life," she says, but 21/2 years ago, the aching joints, bloating, fatigue and digestive...
| May 18, 2013
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein that is found in certain grains, including wheat, barley and rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
What problems prompt people to avoid gluten?
Gluten causes inflammation of the small intestine in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced new regulations for the labeling of "gluten-free" foods, saying standardization is necessary to protect consumers with celiac disease.
The new federal regulation requires that all foods labeled...