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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

How Does a GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY Compete with a gluten-free bakery?

First, a quick Dude note: May is Celiac Awareness Month but I’ll be kicking things off a bit early. After much agonizing debate (said simply for dramatic effect), I’ve decided to go with the theme “30 Days of Helping 30 Fellow Celiacs”. The official start date of this will be Monday, April 14th.

Why so early?...

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Wheat Chex are Gluten Free? I’m Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Cry.

I’m not gonna rant about this one. (Dude note: If you can’t see the picture above, click here.)

I really try to balance the pulse of this blog so I don’t come across as a...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

To All Restaurants Doing Gluten-Free Half Ass: Please Watch This Video

To all restaurants marketing and offering gluten-free dishes:

- Either you offer gluten-free or you do not.

- Either you care about the health of your customers or you do not.

- Either you take the time...

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Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Belle Etoile: A Gluten-Free Paradise

As we shovel out from a foot of good-old Northeastern snow (ok…to be fair…I should say “as I watch Mrs. Dude shovel…”), it seems the perfect time to post pictures of my gluten-free vacation from last month.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

It’s Only Food. It’s Only Food. It’s Only Food.

Repeat after me. It’s Only Food. It’s Only Food. It. Is. Only. Food.

I’m not trying to convince you. I’m trying to convince myself.

You see…I’m heading on vacation next week. For the past two winters,...

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Friday, August 2nd, 2013

What Would You Say to this Café Owner…in 7 Words or Less?

Let’s end the week on a creative note, shall we?

I had a meeting in Princeton yesterday and met my good friend for a nice cup of coffee afterwards at a cool café (that shall remain nameless).


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Monday, July 29th, 2013

Air Berlin Poisons Its Customers (and Other Gluten-Free Horror Stories From the Past Week)

Not a great week for celiac awareness folks.

No other medical condition, especially one as serious as celiac disease, gets this total lack of respect.

Cases in point:

Horror Story #1: The above image was sent...

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Tim Horton’s Gluten-Free Macaroon: A Dude’s Review

The good folks at Tim Horton’s reached out to me last week and asked if they could send me their new Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons. As I tell all companies who want to send me samples, I said...

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