An open letter to Martha Stewart

January 16, 2007 at 8:46 pm (Allergy News!, Blog & Websites, cooking, education, social issues, television, USA, Websites)

In anticipation of her upcoming episodes on food allergies:

Thank you so much for doing a show on food allergies.  There is a lot of societal dissatisfaction, poo-poo’ing, and general ignorance about the seriousness of food allergies, and in my experience, people with food allergies are often treated as rude, or somehow demanding, just by trying to cover their strict dietary needs.  It ends up excluding children from friends’ birthday parties, family from extended family traditional holiday occassions, and co-workers from office social events, not to mention church pitch-ins, neighborhood barbecues, team trips out to get ice cream, etc.  Food is such an important part of our culture, and Martha is the standard-bearer for gracious entertaining.  It means so much to have her champion graceful entertaining of ALL people–true civility, in this age of civil rights awareness.  Thank you, Martha!!!!

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1 Comment

  1. Malva said,

    Dear Martha,

    I just became aware that I have Ceilac disease which is an allergy to gluten, found in wheat, barley, rye and some believe oats. The only cure is to aviod these products. Just imagine, no cakes, cookies, sandwhiches, rue, pasta or anything at all made with gluten. That leaves almost nothing that tastes good.

    Of course there are rice and quinoa products, but never any good recipes that don’t crumble. Speaking of crumble, I mostly miss fruit crumbles and pie crust. I would just love a sandwhich!!! Can you do a show that teaches us how to substitute things to make rue or any of the above???

    I love to cook, and am a good improviser, but I am at a loss without flour.
    Can you help me and my fellow sufferers?

    Thanks so much,
    One of you most loving fans
    Malva

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