As a person who has a home that pretty well runs ‘gluten free’ I was delighted to be part of last weekends fabulous ‘Irresistible Gluten free Show here in Melbourne.
Whether or not you are a true Coeliac (a medically diagnosed condition of an intolerance to gluten in your diet) or simply someone who is intolerant to too much of this pesky protein…… and that’s me! The show was packed to the rafters with interested ‘irritables’!
My son Harry was diagnosed when he was just 18 months old and now that he follows a strict NO gluten diet he is super healthy, happy, very fit and active 12 year old. Initially is it overwhelming the change in eating habits and even I a seasoned recipe writer found it a challenge – the variety of good quality gluten free foods available even at everyday normal supermarkets continues to grow daily – thank fully!
As part of the show I was responsible for the Coles Cooking Stage and worked amongst a terrific line up of presenters. As always KitchenAid appliances whipped, beat, kneaded, folded and processed – purring away and performing the tasks at hand with ease.
The line up for The Irresistible Gluten Free Show …….
Tobie Puttock (of Restaurant 15 fame) presented some of his sensational Italian style favouites…. baked snapper with saffron, olives and fennel, a stunning ricotta alforno (torte) and a semi fredddo made on a luscious Italian marsala base. The semi freddo has quickly become an addiction in my house – I have already made this wonderful recipe twice since the show.