Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Beer transport?
- On 2010-04-03, at 2:13 AM, Cara Lin Bridgman wrote:
> Beer, actually, is one thing it hasn't carried. I've got celiacI doubt that it's easily available in Taiwan, but there's gluten-free beer. We've got a couple of friends who have celiac, and we keep an eye open for them. I tried some, and it was better than Bud or Miller, but only middle of the pack when compared to the wide world of beers available near Boston.
> disease, so I can't drink beer.
> who still hears chocolate chip cookies calling her name.
Also, the gluten-free flours (again, probably easier to get in the US) seem to be getting better. My wife views it as a baking challenge to make edible treats for friends, and I have been the taste-tester for gluten-free biscotti, macaroons, and ccokies. Usually, a win.
King Arthur Flour (of Norwich, VT) is one resource; GlutenFreeGirl.blogspot.com is another. Annalise Roberts (she has a cookbook, endorsed by the wife of a gluten-intolerant friend) is another. If you ever visit (near) Boston, there is a gluten-free bakery a long walk from our home.
Gluten-free chocolate can be a problem, Scharffenberger is one high-end source.
Maybe you knew all this already, but I figured it would not hurt to be sure.
--- In email@example.com, Cara Lin Bridgman <shokulan@...> wrote:
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> For Taiwanese, being allergic to wheat and gluten is just bizarre. No
> one around here is, but there could be a few closet cases from the Dutch
> and Spanish DNA injected into the population 400 years ago. What my
> husband has discovered is that some Asians are allergic to rice. I read
> an interesting article in Trends in Ecology and Evolution a few years
> ago that pointed out that all these food allergies (wheat, nuts, rice,
> whatever) started to emerge when humans switched to farming from
> hunter-gathering. Maybe my ancestors were always allergic to wheat, but
> it didn't become a problem until wheat took over the diet 12,000 years
> ago when my ancestors started farming wheat in Europe. The explanation
> offered in TREE is that a hunter-gatherer diet is so mind-bogglingly
> diverse, that anyone with a food allergy was not exposed to it long
> enough to develop the allergic response. Farmed food, however, is much
> less diverse, giving the allergies enough exposure to develop.
> Nope, not about bikes. To get back to bikes, at CrazyguyonaBike, a
> French guy with celiac disease (he only mentions he cannot eat gluten)
> spends 89 days biking across the the USA (New York to San Francisco).
> He describes his journey in 'A Frog hops across America'
> He also describes how difficult it was to get people to understand that
> since he can't eat gluten, he can't eat crackers with that salad.
~~~~used to study natural hygiene...was hard for me to convert over to that way of eating...I think it is the best though as they focus on eating mostly whole natural and raw foods, with cooked foods getting very little attention
my understanding of the typical oriental diet, since meat protiens make up less than 10% of the overall diet, they aren't experiencing the problems western diets and eaters of do...the diets of kings and queens...so what rice they do eat, although not raw, is whole, and they aren't getting the ill effects from too much meat
please excuse my rambling but, natural hygiene can teach some very valuable lessons on health, like *health care is self care*..know what you eat, what it does to you, or for you
Okay, I'll go crawl back into my hole=:-)
No matter how far a jackass travels, it won't come back a horse