8 foods account for 90 percent of all food allergies. How do you cook without them? Check out this friendly guide to find out.
Not all migraines are triggered by food and food may not always trigger a migraine. But for some people, there is a strong correlation. I’m one of them and I’ve been searching for the culprit for over 15 years.
“Tell us about three new blogs you found this year.” I started Spot Clean Food after going through some major life transitions: graduated from culinary school, got married, moved to a new country, was sick for a few months, and was finally diagnosed with some food allergies. Perhaps understandably, I had checked out of social […]
“Tell us about the worst trip you ever took.” Oh dear. I don’t want to go into too many details on this one, because I don’t want to give a negative impression of either the country visited or the person I was with. But needless to say, the low point was over a meal. The […]
“If you could instantly know any language in the world, which one would it be?” All of them? Actually, what I really want is not the words, but the cultural download that comes with learning how other cultures communicate. Especially when it comes to food. There are plenty of cross-cultural cookbooks available in English, but […]
“Do you speak more than one language? How did you learn the additional languages?” One of the fascinating things about cooking is that, if you cook, you speak more than one language, perhaps without even realizing it. I went to a bilingual English-French school through first grade, which means I can speak fluent French, as […]
“What is the hardest word for you to say?” Can’t. I really don’t like having to say I can’t do something. It’s been quite a struggle then to have to tell people, no, I can’t eat your… And living in a different culture makes it even more of a challenge. Food allergies, or at least […]
OK, so I’ve missed a few days. You know how it goes. Day 13 I got home from work and the state-of-the-art propane tank hanging off the back of my house had sprung a leak. Day 14 I returned to find a scene from the Exorcist in my dining room. Day 15 was a trip […]