[Sca-cooks] Diabetic needs - was: Minor rant

wheezul at canby.com wheezul at canby.com
Thu May 10 13:19:22 PDT 2012

> I espouse what may not be the most popular opinion regarding making
> allowances for dietary needs, but I think I need to speak up.
> I am a diabetic.  The world does not change its ways for me, nor do I ask
> it to.  It is up to me to find out if I can partake of a feast.  I do not
> feel it fair to ask a cook who is preparing food for 150+ people on a
> limited budget and likely already dealing with the various allergy- and
> sensitivity-related requests from the Head Table and/or populace regarding
> onions, garlic, ginger, aged cheese, mushrooms, nuts, certain grains,
> shellfish, and so on, to make a special portion for me and my needs.  If
> the cook is willing to do so, God bless them, but I do not ask it.
> Yes, certain foods can be destructive to some people.  Carbs are my enemy,
> and not just in a from-the-lips-to-the-hips way.
> Sometimes I can eat only a few dishes at a feast, in which case I bring my
> own food to fill the gaps.  Sometimes I have to miss out on the feast
> altogether.  It happens.  I deal.
> Talana
> Who in her real-life job assists university students with special dietary
> needs on a daily basis

I'm in agreement here.  I am on a sodium controlled diet and it's up to me
to make sure that if I'm at a feast that I am prepared with food for
myself.  I like it ever so much better there is an 'eat off board' option
for feasting, and I can come prepared with the things that would allow me
to feel like I'm also in 'feast mode' rather than create fuss and bother,
and looking like I have a problem.


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