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Gluten-Free on the Road...

By December 23, 2007

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I heard on the radio yesterday that 65 million Americans are going to be on the road this holiday weekend – and I was one of them. My husband, my stepdaughter, and I spent 9 hours in the car on our way to Maine to visit my stepdaughter’s grandmother.

Traveling by car, I had the luxury of being able to bring along a lot of gluten-free food and cooking supplies, including some new silicone baking mats and cupcake forms I want to try out. I'm going use them to line Grammie's baking sheets when we prepare gluten-free things for me. In the past, to avoid any gluten residue on her baking sheets, I've brought along my own metal cookie sheets and cupcake tins, but these flexible mats were a lot easier to pack and carry.

Every celiac knows how difficult it can be to eat well away from home. If you’ll be traveling by plane this week, take a look at our tips for staying safely gluten-free on airplanes. And no matter what your mode of transportation, if you're going to be spending the holidays out of town, our lists of celiac-friendly restaurant directories can help you decide where to dine at your destination. If you have any travel tips of your own, or restaurant suggestions for visitors to your town, please post them.

Whether you're going across country or across town this weekend, have a safe trip!

December 23, 2007 at 2:54 pm
(1) Fiona Haynes says:

My husband ordered a gluten-free meal on a transatlantic British Airways flight last spring. His otherwise g-f meal came with what turned out to be a whole-wheat roll. He mistakenly assumed the roll was fine because it was on his special-meal tray, and ate half of it before wondering why it tasted so much like a bread roll. Then, to add insult to injury, he was given cornflakes for breakfast.

Very frustrating!

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