The Village Pub’s Farm to Table Dishes Makes Gluten Free Dining Easy

The Village Pub in Woodside, CA is on my short list to visit on my next date night. Although the restaurant has “pub” in its name, this is misleading. The Village Pub is an upscale farm to table style restaurant that opened back in 2001. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is its […]

Interview: Joni Sare – Therapeutic Chef

Joni Sare is a therapeutic personal chef and caterer, who focuses on healing though the use of food. Joni is a graduate of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Not only does she prepare nutritious meals for clients, but she also teaches nutrition and cooking classes at Kaiser, upscale appliance stores, and even […]

Zen Belly Paleo and Gluten Free Catering

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Simone Shifnadel, Executive Chef and owner of Zen Belly Catering. If you are like me, having a caterer who is gluten free, and understands how to keep gluten free safe, is the best choice if you need an event catered. And, if the food […]

E&O Asian Kitchen’s Prawn Salad Recipe

Executive Chef Sharon Nahm, of  E&O Asian Kitchen, created this dish and it has quickly become one of the most popular items on both their regular and their gluten free menus. I am sure it will quickly become a family favorite in your house….even my picky kids will eat this one :-). Chef Recipe: E&O […]

E & O Asian Kitchen Has a Gluten Free Menu with a Big Variety

I recently had the privilege to interview Executive Chef Sharon Nahm of E & O Asian Kitchen up in San Francisco.  She attended the California Culinary Academy, and has worked as a chef for the past seven years. She joined the E & O Asian Kitchen in order to pursue her love of cooking Asian […]

Zest Bakery’s Gluten Free Brookie

I know your first question. What is a brookie? Charissa at Zest Bakery calls these “brookies” because they are a cross between a brownie and a cookie. She adapted this recipe from a recipe she found at Simply Recipes. You can see Charissa’s original posting of her recipe here. Chef Recipe: Zest Bakery’s Gluten Free […]

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout Really Understands Gluten Free Dining

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout is a “must” try if you are in the Pleasanton, CA area. Owner/chef Ed and his family are gluten free at home, so they really understand how to take care of gluten free customers the right way in their restaurant. Keep an eye out for the next post with his popular […]

Park 121 in Sonoma Has Tons of Gluten Free Options

Today I had the pleasure to talk to Executive Chef Bruce Riezenman, owner and chef of Park 121 in Sonoma. Bruce is considered one of California’s leading authorities on wine and food pairings. Bruce owned a catering company for over 25 years. When I asked Bruce what inspired him to open a restaurant, he told […]

Restaurant Interview: Pennini’s Ristorante Italiano

(After my article on cross contamination and pizza restaurants, I wanted to write up a pizza restaurant that takes cross contamination seriously. This restaurant takes a lot of the necessary precautions to keep their gluten free customers safe.) Pennini’s Ristorante Italiano is located in Moraga, CA.  When I called and spoke to the owner, Pat, […]

Interview: Gluten Free Gourmet

Today I had the opportunity to talk to Dana at The Gluten Free Gourmet here in Campbell, CA. The Gluten Free Gourmet is a dedicated gluten free commercial kitchen. But it is also more. Customers can walk in and buy gluten free products including cookies, cupcakes, ravioli, baguettes, etc from their freezer. (I personally am […]