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October 2013 Newsletter

Pesticides, Wheat And Gluten Sensitivity

What Is The Connection?

The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
Dr. Burkhart summarizes the state of knowledge on non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) as it was presented at the International Celiac Disease Symposium in Chicago in September, and discusses the hot new topic of ATI's, a new possible culprit in NCGS symptoms.  Read more 


Filmmaker Maggie Beidelman on "The Trouble With Bread"
By Jennifer Iscol

 Maggie Biedelman 
Journalist Maggie Beidelman enjoyed her favorite bread, pasta and pastries during a year in France, but when she returned to the United States, she found she could not eat the same foods without developing a stomachache, nausea and exhaustion. She knew it was "something," but didn't know what.

Read about her quest for answers with Professor Michael Pollan at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, and scientists, farmers and bakers in the Bay Area. Read more  


Halloween Gluten-Free Candy Lists

Have a safe, fun and yummy Halloween!

Amy Fothergill on The Warm Kitchen cookbook

By Vic Dolcourt


Amy Fothergill's new cookbook is The Warm Kitchen - Gluten-Free Recipes Anyone Can Make and Everyone Will Love


In an interview with Vic Dolcourt, Amy describes how her background in food service and cooking instruction informs her approach. The book includes favorites made gluten free and over 40 tips for professional "how-to's" and allergen substitutions. More about Amy, her blog and cooking classes, can be found on her website 

The Family Chef.



Local business news

Mariposa offers autumn delights


- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (pictured)

One of our most popular seasonal items are back for Fall!  Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free & soy-free.

- Cranberry Orange Nut Muffins (& Bundt Cakes in Nov.)

- Pumpkin Bread

  Visit Mariposa Bakery



Certified Gluten- Free and Organic Kitchen Rentals


Opening this month in Berkeley! 

Certified Kitchens was founded on the idea that gluten free and organic food professionals deserve the best cooking environments.




Triumph Dining releases new edition

Triumph Dining has released the 6th Edition of America's #1 Selling Gluten Free Restaurant Guide. This new and heavily researched guide lists over 8,000 U.S. restaurants that can accommodate the needs of a gluten-free diner. The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide - 6th edition is available whereever books are sold as well as at



Nona Lim soups seeks bloggers and support group leaders for reviews

 Nona Lim would love to collaborate with bloggers interested in doing a product review or Gluten-Free leaders who would like to share our soups at your next Gluten-Free group meeting. Please contact for more details.


Our soups come in 8 unique varieties including Carrot Ginger, All Bean Chili, Zucchini, Thai Green Curry, Asian Lemongrass, Tomato, Red Lentil Veggie, French Onion


Asian Box opens in San Francisco

asian box 

The popular fast fusion chain opened a new restaurant in the basement food court of Macy's Union Square. It's 100% gluten-free, fast, fresh and incredibly good.



Help a local gluten-free small business!
Vote for Mama Baretta in Intuit's Small Business Big Game contest to help them win a commercial in the Big Game on 2/2/14.

Mama Baretta's Family Debra Baretta reports: We were lucky to win in December and have been featured in several Intuit promotional videos. We have entered the latest contest which is even bigger this time and I was wondering if we could get support from the Celiac support groups. We need to be voted one of the top 20 businesses by the end of the month. Voting is allowed daily, and we just uploaded a new video clip on the contest page.

Mama Baretta's is a gluten-free, organic, NON-GMO baking company specializing in food sensitivities.  Vote here.

Save the Dates!
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Gluten Free & Allergen Free Expo returns to the Bay Area on January 25-26, 2014, at the San Mateo Convention Center

Celiac Disease Foundation National Education Conference & Gluten-Free Expo
June 7th and 8th, 2014, in Los Angeles


Events Calendar for October 

Latest News Drawing  

Check out our monthly listing of support groups, events and classes in the greater Bay Area, Sacramento and Central California. Try something new!  


 Meet cookbook author Jacqueline Mallorca

Jacqueline Mallorca  

Meet celebrated Bay Area gluten-free cookbook author Jacqueline Mallorca at the Farmers' Market in scenic Point Reyes on Saturday, October 12th. 


 She'll be the Guest Chef at an indoor presentation and book signing in the hay barn from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (yes, there are seats) and will offer a wealth of insights on living well without gluten. 


Jacqueline Mallorca's Bread  

Sample her new gf pumpernickel bread, plus a glorious Thanksgiving cake and cookies from her books

The Wheat-Free Cook andGluten-Free Italian. In addition, you can take advantage of the fabulous market bounty that's available, and explore the upscale shops in this charming community.



Volunteers Needed for Genetic Study on Celiac Disease


  • We are conducting a study to understand the genetic basis of celiac disease.  Families with at least one member with celiac disease are encouraged to enroll together. Children can participate in the study.
  • The study involves a one-time small blood donation. The blood will be drawn at Stanford. It's possible that we might be able to arrange to travel to the participants if the whole family is available at one time. The participants will not be charged.
  • Participation requirements: A documented diagnosis of Celiac Disease in the participant or a family member.
  • Stanford University's celiac studies are for academic purposes to improve the understanding of celiac disease.
  • For more information on the study, please contact Dr. Arnold Han at  For general information about patient rights, please contact 1-866-680-2906.

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Jennifer Iscol
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California
P.O. Box 1506
Healdsburg, CA  95448