The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cookbook Corner: BabyCakes Covers the Classics–gluten free, vegan recipes

Did you know that May is Celiac Disease Awareness month?  The University of Maryland’s School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research recently discovered that on a molecular level celiac disease and gluten intolerance are different and the response it elicits from the immune system.  Gluten intolerance is on the rise especially in seniors and the numbers are growing astronomically. Proof is seeing what major food manufacturers and restaurant chains are doing to accommodate those with either.

Another barometer on the growth of gluten intolerance and celiac disease are the number of bakeries that are popping up.  Chef Erin McKenna was the forerunner with here BabyCakes bakery in 2005 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan geared to those with food intolerances to gluten, dairy and other dietary restrictions.

Read the full story and enjoy the recipes HERE

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