Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra: are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Uncle George and Aunt Joan sent an article from the January/February 2014 issue of Newport Life Magazine titled “Life Without Wheat: Going gluten-free may be easier than expected.”  Yes, it’s easier. No, we’re not there yet. Erica Jackson Curran’s piece suggests reasons to be optimistic: a lot has changed in the past 15 years. But we’re still waiting for restaurants to commonly offer gluten-free or conventional bread, or both. In the meantime those of you close enough to Middletown, Rhode Island, have EvaRuth’s!

“Actually oddly enough, I think my work, the activism, will be forgotten, and I hope it will. Because I hope those problems will have gone away.” ~ Bono

Maintaining the current trend for more and better gluten free food offerings doesn’t require Bono’s controversial social activism. One has only to consistently ask or boycott. Restaurants, bakeries, markets, and cafes are noticing the trend towards support for organic, locally sourced, and wheat and gluten free offerings. Remember, if (Gus) can’t happily and safely eat there, the entire group of family and/or friends is looking for an alternative.

we'll get there

No, but we’re getting close!



3 thoughts on “Monday Mantra: are we there yet?

  1. I am not coeliac but I am gluten intolerant. The first time I had to go wheat free was about 20 years ago. Then for some years I seemed to be okay. Then about four years ago the gluten intolerance, along with a sensitivity to fructose caused me to revamp my diet again. I can’t believe how much easier it was this time, partly because I knew how to go about it, and partly because there is so much more awareness. We live in the middle of Outback Australia and even here we can get gluten free products, but eating in restaurants is still not easy. So you are right, we are not there yet.

  2. Pingback: Monday Mantra: Good things come to those who wait | Gluten Free Gus

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