[Sca-cooks] Minor rant - allergies and following directions

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Tue May 8 10:59:54 PDT 2012

Aelina, you are clearly NOT the problem child she's ranting about.  
Thank you Super Teacher!

I recently ran a feast for about 60 where two celiacs showed up without 
notice.  This could have been a problem, but I had been under the 
influence of my incipient mother-in-law, also celiac, and had carefully 
NOT thickened anything with bread crumbs or the like.  Any bread that 
got baked on site, the pans were well cleaned by the Super Viking 
dishwashers and cross contamination didn't kill anybody.

It being from early Persian sources, if anyone had showed up with a 
killer allergy to ALMONDS, there would have been a real problem.  
Happily, that did not happen, this time.  But these two have been 
thoroughly Talked To about warning us in the future about their very 
real health issues.  I mean, what would happen to people like this in 
the "real Middle Ages"?  They would die.  That's not an option for us.

Selene Colfox, Caid, cook and bottle washer

On 5/8/2012 10:48 AM, yaini0625 at yahoo.com wrote:
> I am one who is 110% gluten free due to Celiac Spru disease so there is no fudging on my diet.
> First, I want to say thank you for working with people with dietary needs. What you have worked out should be modeled by other chefs.
> I am also an advocate for self advocacy. It should be individual people's responsibility to get the information on time to the chefs or read the cards provided to determine if they can eat a dish or not. I think the chefs of the SCA's are making huge efforts to accommodate all of us so we should meet them half way and do our part.
> Okay, stepping off this soap box and onto another. My poor Super Teacher cape is getting tattered today.
> Aelina the Gluten Free Saami
> Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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