[Sca-cooks] Diabetic needs - was: Minor rant
Antonia di B C
dama.antonia at gmail.com
Thu May 10 15:41:52 PDT 2012
On 11/05/2012 7:18 AM, Jennifer Carlson wrote:
> 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.
Oh, heck, if you ever come to one of my feasts, just put it in your
booing :-). A little adjustment for people with genuine health concerns
really isn't a big deal. I find diabetics are some of the easiest people
to cater for, anyway, since they usually like things that I like-- meat
dishes without excessive fat, plenty of vegetables, meals that don't
rely on too many starchy carbs...
Antonia di Benedetto Calvo
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