The Search for Gluten-free Beer in the Czech Republic

Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Pilsen, Czech RepublicI read on the Internet somewhere that the Czech Republic was one of the leaders in developing gluten-free beer, so naturally I believed this. Off I went with visions of gluten-free tastings, gluten-free tours, gluten-free lagers and pilsners. And all we found was smokers.If you are a chain-smoker, you […]

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Five Days in Beantown — Day 3

Second morning, Beantown Blizzard, from hotel windowThe snow is not going anywhere but in our faces. The area around Hynes Convention Center has become so dangerous due to the snow that people all around us are falling on their, um, keisters (I think that’s the word up here in the Northeast, right?). I have not […]

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Gluten-free through Southeast Asia?

I had such good intentions. I was going to print off dietary-requirements cards available free from Celiac Travel to use on our trip through Singapore, Thailand and Bali. I was going to buy a bottle of gluten-free soy sauce. In essence, I was going to turn over several new leaves: I was actually going to […]

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Celiac Awareness-slash-Short Story Month

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) __________________________ Were you aware of this? I wasn’t until my cousin Jennifer told me. She’s a Celiac too. Did you know something like one in ten of us is? Both Jennifer and I are adorable, but that’s […]

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Safe in Rio de Janeiro?

Did you know that Carnaval in Rio actually lasts until the Sunday after Ash Wednesday? You did? Well, you’re smarter than I am. I was sure we’d get to Rio and find only the corpses, but there was still a few sparks, a few straggling revelers. There were also quite a lot of paint-slathered youths […]

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A Waiter Knows Best

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, please reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) __________________________ Having worked in the restaurant business for twelve years back when I had longer hair and all the Eurythmics albums, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the beauty and wonder of humanity at its hungriest. […]

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