October 2015 Newsletter
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Research Update:
Snippets from ICDS 2015 (Part 2)

Due to the popularity of last month's article, Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Research Update: Ten Snippets from ICDS 2015, and requests for more snippets, I am summarizing seven additional studies from the 16th International Celiac Disease Symposium. Again, the summaries are brief, consumer-friendly extracts, not detailed medical explanations. They are important to anyone who follows a gluten-free diet. Read more  
The Family Chef: Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

By Amy Fothergill - There is something about the flavor of butternut squash and sage; I just love it! It reminds me of fall. However, if you don't have sage handy, thyme would be a great substitute. This hearty dish is also wonderful with any root vegetable like turnip, carrot, parsnip, rutabaga, and sweet potato.  

Babsi's Viennese Treats: A Gluten-Free Launch in the Cottage Industry

By Vic Dolcourt - A community college teacher in Berkeley is sharing the ethos and flavors of her native Vienna by remaking Viennese pastry and bread recipes as gluten free, baking them in her kitchen and selling them via the California Homemade Food Act. Barbara Widhalm, owner of Babsi's Viennese Treats, is launching her company by selling European delicacies at farmers' markets and creating pop-up Viennese coffee houses.  Read more
Napa Whole Foods Culinary Center

Upcoming Support Meetings

These support group meetings for celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders are free public events offered by the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California in partnership with Whole Foods. More details here  under "North Bay."
Napa | Whole Foods
Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00-10:30am. Free. The meeting will feature a Q&A with Amy Burkhart, MD, RD. No sign-up necessary.

Santa Rosa | Whole Foods at Coddingtown Mall
Saturday, December 5th, 2015 from 10am-12pm. Free. The meeting will feature a Q&A with Amy Burkhart, MD, RD. No sign-up necessary but if you register by sending an email to jiscol@celiaccommunity.org by Nov. 29, you will receive a Whole Foods goody bag.

Laura Klipp of Gluten-Free Klippy's will join us at both meetings with samples of delicious cookies freshly baked from her frozen cookie dough, which is now available in stores throughout the Bay Area!

Gluten-Free Baking Class at Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 9:30am-2:30pm
Cost: $250
The Culinary Institute of America is offering a hands-on course where you'll discover how to create sweet and savory recipes straight from the pages of the CIA's Gluten-Free Baking: yeast-raised breads and pastries, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, quiche, and pizza. This class was organized by Margaret Fearey Walsh of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Sign up soon to hold a spot. Information and registration. 

We are seeking a Napa support group 

The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California runs a quarterly support group at Whole Foods in Napa. We are seeking a kind, organized and responsible local resident to co-lead the group.

You do not need to be an "expert," and you can be recently diagnosed or the parent of a child with celiac disease.  You do need to adhere to our mission of evidence-based support. 

It's light duty, well supported by our foundation, and it is an essential role in our support network. For more information, please contact Jennifer Iscol jiscol@celiaccommunity.org.

Mariposa Baking:  Oakland & S.F. Ferry Building Bakeshops  
  • Celebrate the holiday season with gluten-free 6" pies at Mariposa Baking! We'll have fresh baked small pumpkin, pecan and apple pies, every weekend starting Friday, October 9th.
  • Our spooky mini cupcakes and festive chocolate donuts will available for Halloween (October 23rd through 31st). These little cuties are perfect for your haunted holiday party or celebration.
  • EEK! Haunt our Oakland or San Francisco bakeshops on 10/31 for a treat. Kids in costume will get one free spooky mini cupcakes, while supplies last.
  • Need your treats delivered? Find us on Postmates

Would you like to attend a class, special event or support group?
Take a look at our monthly Events Calendar

Celiac Disease Foundation 
Gluten-Free Allergy-Free Marketplace

Underscoring its role as a leader in online tools for the gluten-free community, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) launched the Gluten-Free Allergy-Free Marketplace, a retail destination hosted on celiac.org. The Marketplace is a one-stop-shop for all of your gluten-free and allergy-free needs, and is also available as an App! Start browsing today

Jennifer Iscol


Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California

P.O. Box 1506

Healdsburg, CA 95448



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