Gluten free in Malta

Gluten free in Malta

Gluten free in Malts is fairly straight-forward, presumably because they were alerted by the Italians and their families who live in Malta. This means that most Italian restaurants, pasta and pizza houses are OK and of course risottos are always good (if you like them!).
At one cafe they didn’t have any GF pasta until the owner remembered he had GF spaghetti at home, so he popped home to get it! Excellent.

The ones I’d particularly recommend are:
Ciappetti, in St Agatha’s Esplanade within the old walled city of Mdina.
Cafe Caravaggio, 9 St john’s Square, Valletta.
CapuVino, St Anthony Street, Bugibba, GF desserts to die for.

Who has bought all the TESCO’s gluten free sausages?

Updated 18th Jan 2011. I think Tesco’s have removed their own label sausages; as I managed to find two types of GF sausages, namely Black Farmer (OK but with tough skins) and, new to me,  “debbie & andrew’s” GF sausages. Any two for £4. I think I saw them on some TV programme, any way I’ll give them a go.

Who has bought all the TESCO’s gluten free sausages?

I had a report that a friend’s Tesco store had run out of gluten free sausages, so I nipped along to mine. Same result – not a single packet in sight.

We all agree they are the best.

Please check your local Tesco’s and it there aren’t any GF sausages there, please ask to see the manager and then write a comment on here.

It seems someone has cornered the market.

So where’s the party?

Gluten free restaurants in Worthing, Sussex, Capricchios and The Istanbul

Gluten free restaurants in Worthing, Sussex, Capricchios and The Istanbul

14th October 2010. Just noticed I haven’t updated this entry. Suffice to say I was there last week and two weeks ago AND they are delightful. Recommended without reservation.

31st July 2009 I’m delighted to report that I’ve recently visted both Capriccios and the Istanbul and both of them have given excellent service and very good value for money.

11th June 2009. Gluten free at Spanish restaurant, Capriccios. Very helpful and friendly staff, beautiful olives, Tortilla Papeatas, lamb speciality and glass of wine of two. Smart modern restaurant just off the main pedestrian stroll at the western end. What more do you want?

11th March 2009. gluten free restaurant in Worthing

A superb very smart modern restaurant, The Istanbul, serves Turkish cuisine. Located on the seafront road just to the west of Worthing Pier. I had a beautiful lunch consisting of falafel with salad as a starter, plus oven-baked salmon with rice as the main course. All accompanied by a glass of house red wine. Sitting on the patio facing the sun and the sea. Brilliant.

Brighton Gluten Free Restaurants – Cote Francaise

Brighton Gluten Free Restaurants – Cote Francaise (near the Theatre Royal.)
November update, found a table with a good light, so I can easily read the menu and also read my Kindle. Food was top notch as always.
13th October 2010 I had the opportunity to order the Chicken with a mushroom sauce. The waitresses asked me was potato flour OK, lovely AND a lovely meal.11th September 2010. I am delighted to say that I have eaten there twice and it’s excellent. I was pleased to find Steak Frites on the menu and the Frites are GF. The sorbet was beautiful, please tell them no wafer, and the wine excellent. The price was appropriate for a quality restaurant and we’ll definitely go there again.

Gluten Free introduction – What is “Gluten Free?”

Good new:s Addendum 9th Nov 2010.
Genius GF bread is brilliant. Tesco’s own label GF bread is just as good. GREAT.

Gluten Free introduction – What is “Gluten Free?”
Gluten is a protein found in wheat flour, oats, barley, spelt, bulgur, rye, couscous, semolina. It is therefore also in any processed foods which includes any of these, including vinegar, mayonnaise, pasta. It is also used in all sorts of odd places eg dried fruit (flour is used to stop the fruit sticking together), it’s in breadcrumbs, batter, bought in chips,

It is not in cornflour. Cornflour is wonderful stuff.

Please use your existing recipes with changes as follows:
– fresh ingredients as anything already prepared is at risk and you don’t know what is included
– cornflour, rice flour, gram flour or potato flour, instead of wheat flour, oats, barley, spelt, bulgur etc
– rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red or white wine vinegar, cider vinegar rather than malt vinegar
– for carbohydrates in your menu use potatoes, rice, quinoa, sweet corn, beans, or gluten free pasta (breakfast can be a bit of a challenge!, but I have bacon and egg with fried potatoes and beans – the more proteins the better)
– rice noodles
– buy-in gluten-free pasta, GF mayonnaise, GF soy sauce, GF curry sauces, GF soups, GF cakes, GF biscuits, GF bread where absolutely vital,
– butter and margarine are fine though olive oil and rapeseed oil may be better for your guests
– if you are buying anything that includes ‘modified starch’ that is also fine (UK)

The cultural jump you probably need to make is that modern cuisine also expects pastries and cakes whereas gluten free needs to be for example, desserts made from eggs and sugar and fruit combined with cream, Fromage Frais or yoghourt. Ice cream sometimes includes wheat and gluten. Fresh and cooked fruit with meringue is wonderful.

Don’t worry about creating anything exotic, GF people just love to KNOW that ALL the food is Gluten Free. Then they can relax and enjoy the party. For the solutions to your party, dinner and BarBQ nightmares – ‘Feed My Guests’ provides a way for guests to inform you what their dietary needs, likes and dislikes are. Visit Feed My Guests


PS, Wild rice is not rice at all, it’s a grass and therefore contains gluten.

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