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Gluten-Free/Allergen-Free Cooking Class in Atlanta

July 13th, 2009 · 13 Comments

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Together with Laurie Moore of Moore Farms & Friends (a local CSA),  on August 22nd, I’ll be teaching a local-foods-based cooking class that’s free of gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, peanuts, fish and shellfish. The recipes will not be free of corn or tree nuts.  The class will be held at Cooks Warehouse in Midtown Atlanta.* The class is being partially sponsored by Return to Eden, which I consider Atlanta’s best grocery store for the gluten-free. (They even have a staff member whose job is the gluten-free market!)

The menu, designed around the idea of a Labor Day picnic, will include barbecue made with pastured meat; macaroni and ‘cheese’; fresh bread; roasted veggie salad; and berry galettes—all made with as much locally grown, pesticide-free produce as possible.

If you’re interested in attending, you can reserve a spot at the Moore Farms special events page. Rumor has it that it’s going to sell out pretty quickly, so if you’re interested in attending, I’d encourage you to sign up in the next couple of days.  The cost is $40 with an additional $10 if you also want a pre-made bread mix using the recipe we’ll utilize in the class.

I’d love to see you there!  We’re going to cook up some great food and share some lovely recipes, but we’re also going to have a wonderful discussion about gluten-free and allergen-free lifestyles, including their pleasures and their challenges.

*The demo kitchen will be thoroughly cleaned, and we’ll be using my safe pans and utensils, but we can’t guarantee the kitchen will be free of traces of the offending foods.

Tags: allergen-free recipes · locavore

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 glutonic woman // Jul 13, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Awesome! My mom lives in Atlanta and loves the Cooks Warehouse. I’ll have to tell her about this!

  • 2 glutonic woman // Jul 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    We went there after Christmas and practically bought out the store. I will own one of those gel mat thingys one of these days (my mom already has one).

  • 3 Aline R. // Jul 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I was referred to your blog by a common friend, Amarinthia.

    I would love to go to your class, but I take evening classes at GSU. Are there any plans to host a class during the weekend or are you up for a private class? : )


  • 4 Lesley // Jul 15, 2009 at 5:41 am

    This is really great, Sally! Congrats! Oh, and everyone will LOVE the mac ‘n “cheese” recipe. My picky three-year-old gobbled it up when we visited — and even wanted a second helping!

  • 5 Jenn // Jul 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Awesome! Good luck with the class–I’m sure it will be a huge success!

  • 6 Keri // Jul 29, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Wonderful! My husband found your site recently while helping me find some great GF, SF, CF, and YF help. We’re both signing up… can’t wait! Thanks!!

  • 7 Laura // Aug 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    This is fantastic!!!!! Good luck with the class!

  • 8 Beth // Aug 16, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I just found out about my food allergies in May, Sally we must be related because we have all the same allergies but I am yeast free too. Was wondering if the bread is yeast free?( it’s worth a shot) I am unable to make the class and was wondering if you do private lessons or are planning other cooking classes. Thank you!

  • 9 sally // Aug 16, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Hey, Beth. The bread definitely has yeast—going gluten-free, etc., adding yeast-free, and still having good sandwich bread is a hard one. Can you have sourdough bread since the yeast is different in that? I’ve heard it can be easier on some people’s systems. I do make a variety of carby items without yeast—from cornbread to crackers—but not sandwich bread, at this point.

    I’ll definitely be hosting more classes. Private instruction is available and starts at $50/hr. The total rate depends on the type and extent of assistance the person desires.

    I’ve added your email address to my gf (etc.) classes contact list. If you’d like me to add your mailing address, as well, email it to me at sally dot parrott at gmail dot com.

  • 10 the troll witch // Aug 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Congratulations on your newest endeavors! Like those who have written earlier comments, I am excited for you and am sure your class will be a success! I think your efforts would be wonderful for those of us who don’t have any particular food allergies, too. Healthful living for one and all! Best wishes, best regards, & much love. Always, aiken

  • 11 Andrea // Aug 31, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    This is fantastic!!!!! Good luck with the class!

  • 12 cynth // Sep 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I’m so sorry I didn’t get to attend this class. I would love to be put on your list for upcoming gluten free cooking classes. My family is also having challenges with corn. My greatest challenge at the moment is finding powdered sugar w/o corn starch. Apparently Trader Joe’s has one but only during the winter holidays. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

    And if you are ever interested in trading cooking lessons for therapeutic massage, please contact me!

  • 13 Meredith Hay // Mar 22, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Will there be another GF cooking class anytime soon? We’ve just been diagnosed with Celiac and egg allergies and are interested in learning more about GF/egg free baking.

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