What a year for gluten free food.
I’ve seen a noticeable increase in gluten free options when eating out in London and Bath, and this year I’ve had the chance to try several previously unobtainable foods (gluten free Chinese food! Doughnuts! Cannoli! Apple pie! Danish Pastries!).
I ate the best gluten free food of my life on holiday in Sicily, and for 6 months I worked just 3 minutes walk from a wonderful gluten free bakery. Living the dream.
Though there is a way to go before coeliacs can truly eat out safely (cross-contamination is still an issue) I’ve been able to eat out mostly pain-freely in 2015, and feel that the eating out experience is improving for us.
On a personal level, I’ve finally got my head around the FODMAP diet, and feel well the majority of the time – a big improvement from where I was a year ago.
I wanted to share a few of my personal highlights from the gluten free world in 2015 – the most exciting foods, and the experiences that I enjoyed most of all. I hope you’ll share with me a few of your GF favourites too.
- Experiencing coeliac heaven in Sicily – the best gluten free pizza, pasta, breads and gelato I’ve ever tasted
- Eating gluten free donuts and empanadas for the first time at Camden Gluten Free Festival
- A lovely gluten free afternoon tea at The Pump Room, Bath
- Going to my first ever Coeliac Society event – the Bath Gluten Free Fair
- Baking with a game-changing gluten free pastry by Silly Yak
- Enjoying lots of gorgeous gluten free pizzas from Rossopomodoro in London
A big thankyou to all of you lovely readers for following and supporting my blog this year. It’s been ace getting to chat with and meet some of you!
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Wishing you happiness, great food and excellent times for 2016!
P.S. This blog remains Gluten Free in London and beyond! Spending time with my family in Bath over the last few months has done me the world of good, and it’s been great to discover a whole new set of gluten free eats outside of London. I am back in the Big Smoke often. Who knows what the new year will bring?