Six years ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine when you ingest gluten. Even the tiniest amount of gluten, a mere crumb, can make me sick for weeks.
Not surprisingly, since my diagnosis, I haven’t been invited to many dinner parties. It’s just too hard to figure out how to safely feed someone like me.
But here’s the thing I want you to know, being invited into your home for a meal is about much more than food.
The whole point is being together, getting to know each other better, and gathering around the table.
I may not eat your food, but will you please still invite me over for dinner?
Chances are you know someone with some kind of dietary restriction and are wondering how to host them for a meal.
Here are some tips to get you started: