| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:19 AM
If "gluten-free" and "organic" aren't big in your vocabulary, you've probably never heard of zucchini puttanesca ($13.95).
Unless, of course, you've already discovered Fresh First, the first gluten-free cafe in South Florida. Mary Siragusa and her...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:02 PM
“Gluten-free” foods line store shelves across the country, but some of them may lose that designation now that federal officials are stepping in to once and for all define what makes a product “gluten-free.”
The Food and Drug...
| May 18, 2013
A by-no-means exhaustive list of resources follows. Please send us your favorites.
Celiac Disease Foundation, based in Studio City. Information, seminars and product shows, children's summer camp.
Mayo Clinic. Information on health and gluten-free...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Saturday is Doughnut Day at Dee's One Smart Cookie in Glastonbury. We'll often head there — my kids and I — all the way from West Hartford, looking for a blueberry, a chocolate or on old-fashioned. It's the kind of trip I made with my dad...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Q: We have just come back from Kathy's Gazebo Restaurant in Boca Raton. All four of us had the Dover sole. It's the best. Could you get me the recipe? — Janet Blake, Highland Beach/Michigan
A: For the last 14 years, owners Gerard Hascoat and...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:46 AM
First-born child? Sorry about that.
The likelihood of food allergies shrinks the lower down in your family birth order your are, according to a study out of Kyoto University in Japan. Surveying of the parents of 13,000 children between ages 7 and 15,...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:26 AM
The rumors are true: The Girl Scouts of the USA are pairing up with Nestle to create candy bars flavored like the famous cookies-- and they’ll be available this week.
The bars will come in three options: Thin Mints, Caramel & Coconut and Peanut...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Q: I always thought celiac disease was extremely rare and only affected young children. I was told that I had celiac as a child but that I had outgrown it.
I suffer a lot of digestive-tract discomfort, and my stomach constantly makes rumbling sounds that...
| Aug 4, 2012
It's too late to lose that unwanted weight for summer. But if you start now — and aim to shed a modest 2 pounds a week — you could drop as much as 40 pounds in time to ring in 2013.
The hardest part, however, might be choosing a new diet....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Q: I am 55 and was diagnosed with osteoporosis last April. I just learned that I am deficient in vitamin D.
I have felt fatigued and mentally foggy as long as I can remember. Could I have been vitamin D deficient for years and, as a result, developed...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. - close to two million Americans - have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study.
The results back up earlier...