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Wild about Wildcraft: Dream gluten-free bakery in Leeds

Wild about Wildcraft: Dream gluten-free bakery in Leeds

It’s rare for me to feel enthusiastic about pastry. Long gone are my beloved Costa chocolate twists. And those melt-in-the-mouth baklavas from my old local bakery (Ciao Ciao in Durham, a must-try for any gluten-eaters reading this) are dreams now as flakey as the delicate […]

Starbucks milk coffees no longer safe for coeliacs

Starbucks milk coffees no longer safe for coeliacs

Two bits of Starbucks gluten-free news this week. Both completely opposite of each other. The good news: The chain have introduced a Starbucks gluten-free chicken and pesto panini – a hot sandwich, warmed in its own wrapper to avoid cross-contamination. You can get it most […]

Gluten-free Santa Ponsa: Where to eat & stay in Mallorca’s coastal gem

Gluten-free Santa Ponsa: Where to eat & stay in Mallorca’s coastal gem

Blue WKD, concussed Brits and Bob Marley lighters are all things I associate with Mallorca. Yes, I’m talking about Magaluf – the stag-and-hen-stuffed resort never not in the Star or Sun with 50 snaps of sunburnt Brits fighting/peeing/sexing (or, quite often, all three) on “the Strip”. But then I discovered […]

Gluten-free Greggs: Are the bakery’s new soups safe for coeliacs?

Gluten-free Greggs: Are the bakery’s new soups safe for coeliacs?

There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the gluten-free Greggs range. But there’s also been a lot of anti-climaxes. The first being that the chain WASN’T DOING GLUTEN-FREE PASTIES. Lord, what I’d give for a Festive Bake. Anyway, the bakery launched a gluten-free porridge, which […]

REVIEW: Jackie’s Restaurant – Gluten-Free Santa Ponsa

REVIEW: Jackie’s Restaurant – Gluten-Free Santa Ponsa

I’ve been known to walk three miles for a gluten-free croissant, in 28-degree heat, only to reach my destination and find out it’s closed. Then walk the three miles back, frothing with hanger and mild sunstroke. That’s the problem when you stay somewhere that’s not close […]

The ultimate guide to gluten-free Sorrento

The ultimate guide to gluten-free Sorrento

Italy isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to gluten-free dining. Avalanches of flour, chefs tossing sticky dough and bowls of wheat-laden spaghetti whizzing by your head: a trattoria kitchen is to gluten-dodgers what Snake Island is to Brazil. But I’ve visited […]

REVIEW: O’Parrucchiano aka ‘The Home of Cannelloni’ in Sorrento

REVIEW: O’Parrucchiano aka ‘The Home of Cannelloni’ in Sorrento

The first thing I noticed about Sorrento was the lemons. Lemon biscuits, lemon soap, lemons embroidered into tea-towels, boozy lemony liqueurs. Lemons, lemons, lemons. Just as James Joyce once said a good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub, the same could […]

Beyond strawberries: Wimbledon ups its game with a gluten-free picnic

Beyond strawberries: Wimbledon ups its game with a gluten-free picnic

Inequality may still be rife on the court, with Andy Murray speaking out over sexism today. But while the ratio of men to women playing matches remains, shockingly, two-to-one, things have been more positive for the gluten free community this year. For coeliacs, the news is probably […]

Gluten-free London: Niche restaurant review

Gluten-free London: Niche restaurant review

Niche is London’s first Coeliac UK accredited 100% gluten free restaurant. You know what that means? No need to cross-examine the waiting staff countless times, no need to conduct a risk assessment on every dish on the menu and certainly no need to spend half the […]

Gluten Free Spain: Coeliac Heaven In Seville

Gluten Free Spain: Coeliac Heaven In Seville

  Seville is probably the most clued-up gluten-free city in Spain. I visited the sun-drenched capital of Andalusia for the night and have yet to have a restaurant experience quite like the one I had here. I’m namely talking about Al Solito Posto – a […]