We think you'll love the colorful cover photo of Chinese food. Inside you'll find a collection of Asian recipes from China, Japan, India and Thailand by contributing editor Jackie Mallorca. She's included everything from saffron rice to stir-fried sesame beef to curried pork with coconut milk. We also have an update on testing for gluten in soy sauce and tips on how to use a wok.
In fact, Gluten-Free Living now includes a new feature - 10 things you may not know but will after you read this issue. Here's sample of what it includes:
- Hard cider is a GF alternative to beer that's easy to find.
- Starbucks says none of its drinks are gluten free because of cross contamination in its coffee shops.
- Understanding the science of baking will help you make better GF bread.
- One of the biggest manufacturers of over-the counter drugs in the US is about to start putting a GF label on its products.
You can find the other six items on the table of contents page of the new issue, which you can see along with the cover on our website.
In addition to the package of stories on Asian cuisine, we have features on GF beverages, covering everything from flavored water to wine. Most drinks are gluten free - Hurray- but we did find barley malt and wheat in a few odd places.
We have all struggled to make tasty GF bread, so it's with particular pleasure that we feature Chef Richard Coppedge of the Culinary Institute of America in our interview in this issue. He has some fascinating things to say about the key to making GF baked goods that will rival any made with wheat flour.
We're also happy to feature Dr. Peter Green of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University on the topic of how to distinguish between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance. Although Gluten-Free Living was started as a magazine for those who have celiac disease, we now see ourselves as a valuable resource for anyone who is following the GF diet.
With that in mind, we have our first story about use of the gluten-free, casein-free diet to treat autistic children. Editor/Publisher Ann Whelan spoke to respected autism authors Karyn Seroussi and Lisa Lewis to write her story about why and how parents implement a GF diet to help their children reach their full potential. At Gluten-Free Living, we can help those parents by providing good information about the GF portion of the diet.
As always, we have answers to your questions about ingredients and information about labeling of GF foods. In our "Ask the Doctor" column, Ivor Hill, MD, answers readers' questions about children and celiac disease, including important details about follow up care after diagnosis. In our "Should I Worry About" column, we lay out the facts on gluten in medications.
It's easy to see why we have been so busy putting out this information-packed issue! If you want to become a regular reader, it's easy to subscribe.
We have already started on our next magazine, but we now have a little more time to post to this blog and to tweet about all the interesting things happening in the GF world. You can follow us on Twitter as gfliving.
There are lots of ways to find us and get a little help in leading your happy, healthy GF life!