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Free For All: How San Francisco’s Little Gem Restaurant is Redefining Allergen-Free Dining

By Erika Lenkert / Photography Erin Ng IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT ON ITS SECOND DAY OPEN FOR LUNCH, San Francisco’s Little Gem has a line out the door. In this town, a new restaurant opening can be as exciting, and as well attended, as a movie premiere, especially when alums of the prestigious Thomas Keller Restaurant Group play starring roles. Only this Hayes Valley spot is not a white-tablecloth, multicourse, two-month-waiting-list affair. […]

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Destination: Luang Prabang

On the heels of the twenty year anniversary of its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, the peninsula city of Luang Prabang remains one of the most spectacular experiences to be had in Laos. Our editor, Erika Lenkert, with junior editor Viva, explores the Southeast Asian city in the country’s mountainous northern region and discovers a relaxed, walkable destination replete with stunning, historic Buddhist temples, fusion Laotian and colonial architecture, colorful […]

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The Best Restaurants to Eat Gluten-Free in Charleston, North Carolina

Yes, the region’s unofficial trademark dish, shrimp and grits, is gluten-free. But the burgeoning (and GF-friendly) dining scene makes South Carolina’s historic city of Charleston one of our favorite places for a hearty helping of Southern hospitality. While none of the following is 100 percent gluten-free, these Charleston restaurants are well versed in catering to GF and other special diets. By M. Linda Lee Farmers Market Stalls overflowing with artisanal foods, […]

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Brewing Controversy: The Progress with Today’s Gluten-Free Beer and the Problems with Current Labeling Laws

By Amy Copperman SEVEN YEARS AGO, DANE BREIMHORST WAS ABOUT TO FULFILL HIS LIFELONG DREAM OF OPENING A CRAFT BREWERY when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. Forced to put the project on hold, the Minnesota home brewer and professionally trained chef turned to his newly GF pantry to homebrew what he couldn’t readily find in stores—an ale that tasted as good as what he used to drink but wouldn’t […]

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Sponsored Post: Extra Healthy Living Through Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Perhaps you’ve seen the news recently stating that some olive oils on the U.S. market are not made entirely of olive oil, but are a clandestine blend of various oils. The downside of this is more than not getting what you paid for; olive oil is not only delicious, it’s one of the healthier oils, so if health benefits are a priority for you, it’s important to make sure your […]

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Have It Jennifer’s Way: A Tasty Trip to Actress Jennifer Esposito’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, NYC Bakery

Back from Vancouver for only a few days during filming of the ABC show Mistresses, actress Jennifer Esposito is right where she likes to be—in her allergen-free Manhattan bakery. It’s a different role for the 43-year-old Brooklyn native, whose past performances include parts in the TV series Blue Bloods, the Academy Award–winning film Crash, the Spike Lee– directed classic Son of Sam, and dozens of other television shows. But as […]

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GFF Faves: The Best Gluten-Free Pastas

We noodled over and noshed on more than forty bowls of plain spaghetti, penne, tagliatelle, rigatoni, and more to bring you our picks for the best 
fresh and dried gluten-free pastas on the market. Chosen for taste, texture, and national availability, these are the ones that won’t string you along when you’re hankering for the classic carb fix. — Amy Copperman JOVIAL TAGLIATELLE Imported from Italy and organic, the best of […]

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The Raw Endurance of Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

by acclaimed endurance athlete and New York Times best-selling author “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes It was nearing 11p.m. and I was famished. Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of options available. The backcountry road I was traversing was miles from civilization and I didn’t have any food with me, having long ago depleted the supplies in my small backpack. My predicament was an interesting one. Interesting because I was in the […]

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Gut Instincts: The Fact and Fiction Behind the Gluten-Free Movement

By Aimee Lee Ball Recently a market research group called Mintel International did a study about gluten-free foods and beverages, noting a need for innovation. Few Americans have been diagnosed with celiac disease, an immune response to a protein in wheat and other grains that precipitates an inflammatory condition in less than one percent of the population. Yet the phenomenon of adopting a gluten-free diet is so widespread—Mintel estimated sales […]

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GFF Faves: The Best Gluten-Free Crackers

To select the best nationally available gluten-free crackers, we gathered a group of eight mostly non-GF food lovers and pros to blind taste 38 different varieties. A novella’s worth of notes and many gallons of water later, we proudly present our picks for basic crackers worthy of a place in your cupboard. by Amy Copperman Glutino Original Table Crackers Our preferred Saltine substitute $30.17 for a pack of 6 at […]

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A Peek Inside GFF Issue No. 2: Winter 2015

We’re loving our second issue, which is loaded with tons of tasty gluten-free recipes, interesting articles, and delicious food photos. Here’s the scoop on what you’ll find within its pages. (And you can order a digital or print copy here.) ARTICLES Baked Good: Introducing Helene Godin and her superb GF/DF desserts at NYC’s By the Way Bakery Raw Endurance: “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes on his rough road to the diet […]

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A Peek Inside GFF’s Fall 2014 Issue

Want to know what’s in our very first issue? No prob! Here’s the scoop. (You can also purchase a digital or print copy here.) STORIES GFF Faves: Crackers: Our recs for the best grocery store crackers How to live it up like a food-loving local in the City by the Bay: By Marcia Gagliardi, Erika Lenkert, Maren Caruso, and Catherine Jacobes Chef’s Table: A holiday feast worth recreating, by the […]

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Meet Gluten Free Sourdough Bread’s Rising Star: Bread SRSLY

Meet Sadie Scheffer, a San Francisco–based gluten free sourdough bread baker with the quiet confidence of Mona Lisa and loaves of bread that’ll inspire you to shamelessly indulge again. STANDING BEHIND A TABLE at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in San Francisco this winter, doling out loaves of freshly baked sourdough from her two-year-old baking company, Bread SRSLY, and surrounded by clamoring fans, Sadie Scheffer seems more like a […]

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