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Carol's latest book, Gluten-Free Cooking for Two, is now available. Designed for small households, each perfectly-proportioned recipe serves two people. You will eliminate unwanted leftovers and reduce waste when you cook right-size meals with the 125 recipes in this book. Enjoy!! Celebrate with me!!! Gluten-Free Cooking for Two has won two awards: named one of ten "Best Gluten-Free Cooking Books in 2017" by Healthline.com and won a Silver Medal in the 2017 Living Now Book Awards in the "Natural, Nutrition, Organic, Vegetarian" category.
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Where in the World is Carol?

Carol's in the kitchen, cooking up recipes for her next cookbook and www.CarolFenster.com

Watch for Carol on "Creative Living with Sheryl Borden," a PBS-TV show airing on your local PBS station during 2017-2018.

Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo Features All-Star Cast

Choosing gluten and allergen free foods and learning to implement these types of diets can be very tricky. To ease the process, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo will be jam-packed with experts, information, demos, samples, and 70 vendors from all over the US and Canada from April 29 – May 1 at the Wyndham Lisle Hotel, Lisle, IL.

From quick and easy meal preparation to bread baking, the professional chefs, restaurant owners, cookbook authors, nutritionists and vendors participating in The Gluten & Allergen Free Cook Expo plan to “show and tell” attendees that satisfying their taste buds is entirely possible without many of the common food intolerances that people are faced with every day.

Carol Fenster’s Bread-Baking Workshop

Join me for a Bread-Baking workshop on Friday, April 29th from 1-4pm as I demonstrate how to make gluten free bread. Not only will you get to see how to make wonderful bread but you will get to try samples too. Sign up for the workshop at http://shop.gfafexpo.com/products/baking-class.

Gluten Free French Bread

Gluten Free French Bread

In this workshop, you will learn:

[1]  Role of various ingredients in baking

[2]  How to measure ingredients

[3]  Factors that improve the texture, taste, and rise in bread

[4]  Troubleshooting the problem loaf

[5]  How to add more nutrients into bread

I will also discuss how to make sourdough starter, cold-oven starts, the “no-work” method popularized by celebrity bakers, and using innovative ingredients such as modified tapioca starch and resistant starch along with other fascinating aspects of break-baking.

You can also bring along your problem bread recipes and I will review them to find out what the problem is with your recipe. Your ticket also gets you admission into the vendor fair on Friday, which opens at 10am and closes at 4pm.

More Workshops and an All-Star Cast

On Friday April 29th, two other workshops will focus exclusively on helping professionals with clients and patrons who have restricted diets.  Chef Joel Schafer will discuss Food Allergen Safety in a unique training session that combines his years of experience at The Walt Disney World Resorts developing food allergy policies and procedures into practical applications that can be adapted to any food service operation.

Anne Lee, who is the Director of Nutritional Services for Schär USA will be conducting a great introductory session for RD’s and nutritionists on understanding the basics of the gluten-free diet; including how to prepare gluten free meals and treats.

The list of presenters reads like an Academy Award roster, drawing all of the experts from around the nation in one place. Choose a session from one of these well-known names: Marlisa Brown, Ann Byrn, Mary Capone, Amy Green, Beth Hillson, Silvana Nardone, Cybele Pascal, Lee Tobin, Sueson Vess, and Dr. Stephen Wangen…and more.

Jen Cafferty, organizer of the event, has teamed up with Living Without magazine to present this 3 day-extravaganza. Sign up for the whole event at http://gfafexpo.com/expo/chicago/

See you there!

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