Monday, January 30, 2012

Our Year at a Glance

Happy 2012! Our first meeting for 2012 will be held on February 11th at 12:00 in the Westbrook Library Community Room. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Several vendors will be on-site sampling their foods, so bring your appetite! We’ll taste gluten-free goodies from Mad Gourmet (Guilford), baguettes from Everybody Eats (Brooklyn, NY), cookies, pies, bread sticks, brownies and more from Par-Dela (Stafford Springs), made with their delicious frozen dough, Lasagna made from DePuma's new lasagna noodles, and homemade Eggplant Parmigiano using Aleia's Italian-style breadcrumbs.

We are also delighted to announce that Ken Capano, Jr, owner of three Shop Rite stores in the area, will be at this meeting to taste vendor foods. If Ken likes any of the products, you may soon see them on Shop Rite supermarket shelves. This is your opportunity to talk to Ken about any products you would love to see carried at Shop Rite.

Reservations are highly encouraged, and please bring a favorite gluten-free dish to share.

Also Coming Up

On March 11, we’ll hold a Pancake Breakfast at the Westbrook Firehouse. In April, we’ll take an all-day restaurant tour in our excursion to New York City! A catered dinner at a local restaurant is planned for our meeting in May. We’ll break for the summer, then hear both Dr. Claudia Pillow and cookbook author Analese Roberts speak in September. Finally, we’ll wrap up the year with our annual kid-friendly holiday cookie swap – always a big hit for adults and children alike.

From the simplest endeavor of pleasurable gluten-free eating to delivering the latest health information, the Gluten Free Intolerance Group of Shoreline East (GIG) plans to cover it all, so check back often for updated information on upcoming events.

If you are new to gluten-free, don’t hesitate to try an event and see if GIG is a fit for you. All are welcome and you do not have to be a member to attend. Here’s to our health!

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