Today you can find me over at Kitchen Stewardship chatting about how to host families with food allergies and how to be a helpful guest:
“Whatever the cause (or causes) may be, food allergies seem to be everywhere these days. If no one in your immediate family suffers from them, you probably know someone who does. When my oldest child was diagnosed with food allergies, it wasn’t the end of the world, but it changed our family’s eating habits, made dining out difficult, and complicated meals with other families.
Comparatively speaking, we’ve got it pretty easy. We just have to avoid gluten in order to avoid severe eczema and asthma attacks. But I have friends whose children are allergic to not only gluten, but dairy, soy, nuts, and tomatoes with reactions severe enough to land them in the hospital in order to avoid a tragedy. When talking to other families dealing with food allergies, I often hear….”It’s like our whole lives revolve around what we’ll eat.” It’s tough and what’s worse, it’s isolating……Read the rest here“