Monday, March 29, 2010


My fellow classmate Ashley and I have something in common; we both must avoid ingredients that are commonly found in a lot of foods. 

When I first signed up for culinary school, I worried a lot about my poultry allergy and what kind of problems I was bound to run into. Then I met Ashley, she has celiac disease and must avoid all wheat gluten! 

Through Ashley, I've learned that a lot of foods contain gluten that you would never think about, for example - beer! 

We have both had days when we have had to pack a lunch because all the food on the menu was off limits to us. The above picture comes from one of those days during Italian week. Our classmate Bowes* saw that Ashley couldn't eat all the pasta we were chowing down on and ran back to his stove and whipped up these little mini kebab appetizers for her. 

Ashley also blogs about our class and the difficulties of her disease at glutenfreegal. Click on over for an alternate view of our class!

*If the class were to vote for a Miss/Mr. Congeniality, I believe Bowes would win! 


  1. Aww, thanks for the post Rene!
    I worried a lot about my allergy before school started, and I wondered if anyone else would have allergies like mine. I don't want to say I'm happy you have a serious allergy as well (obviously!), but I can say that I'm glad someone else really understands how hard it can be in class!
    I'm not sure if I worded that all right, but I'm sure you know what I mean!

  2. No worries, I totally know what you mean!