I've been invited to take part in a gluten-free cooking class held at the Institute of Culinary Education here in NYC. The one the celiac chicks mentioned. I believe this class is full but the Institute of Culinary Education is running two vegan dessert classes in the coming months with dairy-free dessert diva Chef Fran Costigan and those might still have places available.
Below is the GF class description. As you can see, the menu, if consumed or prepared by me, could cause major damage to this fish and tree-nut Allergic Girl. However, the GF sisters teaching the class are also allergic girls and I'm sure sensitive to multiple food issues! So, yay, and I’ll let you know how it goes.
"The Gluten-Free Gourmet, Fri Oct 12, 6-10:30
Living gluten-free does not have to mean forgoing delicious, tasty food: while a gluten-free lifestyle can be very challenging, it does not have to be hard or bland! This class offers you the opportunity to benefit from the experience of two sisters who lived with the effects of celiac disease for years and were not diagnosed until adulthood. They then had to alter their diets significantly, and essentially re-learn how to cook.
Whether you have a gluten allergy or are the designated cook for a household with a celiac, Keri and Lauren Danziger can teach you how to create a "safe" kitchen and how to cook a gluten-free, flavorful meal. Combing Lauren's kitchen flare (she is an ICE alumna) and Keri's knowledge-base and teaching background, the sisters will also teach you how to revamp old favorites that may seem off limits for someone who cannot eat gluten, as well as answer questions on the gluten-free basics.
Recipes covered include: Salad with Gluten-Free Citrus-Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing; Cornmeal Fritters with Chipotle Dipping Sauce; Sea Bass en Papillote over Julienned Vegetables with Stewed Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers; Spicy Shrimp and Vegetable Risotto; Almond Dacquoise Cake with Whipped Cream and Marinated Berries; and Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Chews."