Wednesday, November 4, 2009

SGFA November Update

Thank you to Russell at the Paperback Cafe!

We would first like to wholeheartedly thank Russell for hosting our association for dinner at the Paperback Cafe in October. It was a wonderful event where members and their family and friends got a chance to connect and enjoy a FANTASTIC gluten-free dinner - with no worries of getting sick! From the smoky shrimp and crab appetizer to the chicken parmesan and the vegetable pasta, it was all so yummy and tasty. The cake he made for dessert was also great. Please be sure to stop in a visit Russell - he's always got something special cooking for his gluten-free guests (I recently had GF cookies to top off my lunch there!) and is always willing to make adjustments for you to have a safe meal. The big news is that, although they are closed for dinner through the winter, you can order your favorite GF meals before 3:30PM and pick them up for dinner at home. Give them a call to learn more! Once again, thanks to Russell and all our members who came out for a great night!

Upcoming Events:

November 14th, 12PM - 3:00PM, Westbrook Firehouse: Are YOU dreading the coming holidays? Need some ideas for stuffing, desserts and casseroles? How about real onion rings? The SGFA is very proud to announce that Rob Landolphi, chef at UCONN and author of "Gluten-Free Every Day", will be joining our group for a cooking demonstration and will be answering your questions about cooking GF! Rob was recently featured on the CBS Early Show -- where he stressed that, "Gluten-Free Doesn't Have to Be Flavor-Free!" Come meet Rob -- we promise you won't be disappointed!

There will also be tons of samples, raffles for GF products, and holiday recipe. Bring a recipe, holiday side dish to share, and your tips for holiday survival!

Admission is free with a GF donation to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens. Empty handed? Come anyway!! Admission is $5. For more information, contact Sybil at 860-399-3410 or email

SAVE THE DATE: December 12th, 12PM: The Infamous SGFA Cookie Swap! Put your baking caps on and get ready...more details soon!

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Opportunity to Volunteer
Do you like to write? And perhaps research topics of interest to our members? We are looking for writers who may want to contribute to the newsletter and this blog. Touch base with Sybil if you might be interested!

That's it for now -- more restaurant information, product reviews, and research articles next month!