Friday, August 7, 2009

Lisa’s August Hot Picks

Yesterday, the Cooking and Hospitality Institute had a nationwide cooking demo with Stephanie Izard for the movie release of Julie & Julia, she made some of Julia Child’s classic dishes, boeuf Bourguignon and chocolate chiffon pie, I wonder how many of her recipes I could modify to be allergen free…

The first pick for August is Ian’s Pizza Kit, it includes the spices, the sauce and crust that can be made in a snap. This product is wheat, gluten, casein/milk, soy, egg and nut free. We topped our pizza with leftover bruschetta and chicken breast we had handy, and loved it. The dough is easy to assemble and the sauce is tasty, to find where this product is in your area, go to

This second pick is not a traditional product, but a tool for eating out with food allergies for your iPhone. Kim Koeller of Allergy Passport has done it again, I really love the way her guides tell you the right questions to ask at restaurants, the foods to avoid and what cuisines are problematic with food allergies, now I can get all this information on the go. With both the iEatOut Gluten & Allergen Free™ ($8.95) and iEatOut LITE™ (Free) you can easily navigate yourself thru the pitfalls of dining with food allergies, including:

  • Customizing recommendations specific to your allergies
  • Explaining techniques and ingredients used in Italian, Indian and Steakhouses
  • Giving you the right questions to ask to make sure your food is prepared safely.

Thanks so much Kim for this great new tool! As a person that loves to eat out, a program like this is invaluable. For more information, visit the Apple’s iTunes Apps Store or

Don’t forget to download your restaurant safety sheet when dining out, fill it out and have it follow your order thru the kitchen as an extra precaution.

Reservations for September 12th Safe and Sound Dinner at Da Luciano’s are being taken, don’t miss out on this Italian feast allergen free (sorry allergenistas, this menu contains egg and soy).

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