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Allergy & Gluten-free Show 2010 London

April 13, 2010

Don’t forget that tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Allergy & Gluten-free Show which will be held at Olympia in London from 21-23 May.

I attended last year and made some life-changing discoveries including Lactofree cheese and soft cheese (i.e. cream cheese). Hello GF cheesecake and smoked salmon and cream cheese.  When our group first found the lactose-free cheese table a few people did laps of the stand to sample more cheese Homer Simpson style.

Another life-changing… well, menu-changing discovery was the Dietary Specials stand where the demonstrators whipped out trays and trays of piping hot gluten-free sausage rolls.  The pastry-starved patrons were five deep. It was like an post-Christmas handbag sale at Selfridges. Elbows out! This was where I discovered their frozen pastry and it meant that home-made pies and tarts were back on the menu in our house. (We were getting the pastry from our local Sainsbury’s but they have stopped stocking it so more people need to start buying it!)

This year’s seminars seem to be about gluten-free cooking for kids. A Gluten-Free Birthday Party Menu – What Every Parent Wants to Know will be held on Saturday 22nd May 11:00 – 11:45. The presenter is Adriana Rabinovich, the same lady who is teaching the gluten-free course at Leith’s. Adriana is also presenting The Gluten-Free Lunch Box on Saturday at 16.00 – 16.45. Finally, Shaince Parris is presenting Gluten-Free Summer Entertaining Sunday 23rd May, 12.45 – 13.30.

On the day you can grab a few free samples, taste test yummy things like gluten-free tiramisu and pick up a few tips for your kitchen. I think even a single useful tip is worth the 6 pound entry fee. Tickets are available online here or by calling the box office on 0870 272 0011.

It’s also an excuse for a nice afternoon out at the V&A or Natural History Musuem which are a walk or bus ride away in South Kensington. AND there’s a Carluccio’s at South Kensington and Shepherds Bush so you can round the day off with a hot bowl of gluten-free pasta. See you there!

Related posts: Rick Stein’s oven-dried tomato and thyme tart Carluccio’s for Valentine’s Dinner and Leiths gluten-free cooking course

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