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Traveling the world with a gluten-free restriction. It’s a fear that most of the gluten-free community faces, especially when you are just beginning the transition to this lifestyle. However, Gluten-Free Jet Set has cleared the way and encourages us to follow her lead. Blogging about her worldly travels and listing all the gluten-free friendly places she’s visited, her website is a bible of gluten-free restaurants, cafes, bakeries…you name it! She’s been there and can tell us all about it! Thank you, Anna, keep traveling and keep sharing!
If you could have anyone over to dinner, who would you invite and what would you serve them?
If I could have anyone over for brunch, it would have to be the baker of the world’s first edible gluten-free croissant. Does this person exist? Ever since I went gluten-free a few years ago, I have been searching for this elusive delicacy. I would love to meet this pastry and the person behind it. I’ll provide the accoutrements!
What is the inspiration for your blog?
I love travel, food, and combining the two. When I went gluten-free, I didn’t want to let my new lifestyle hold me back. My blog, Gluten-Free Jet Set, has absolutely helped me to keep track of the best gluten-free restaurants, bakeries, and hotels and to stay on top of the newest spots. I have a lengthy list of GF food to try around the world, and I’m always alternately adding to the list and checking things off of it.
Something you wish someone had told you when you started your gluten-free lifestyle?
I wish someone had told me that living a gluten-free lifestyle gets much easier after the initial transition. The first few months can be challenging, as you learn to cook with new ingredients and ask new questions when ordering in restaurants, but once you adjust, it’s much better and can be really fun.
What is your goal/what do you hope to achieve through your website/blog?
I hope to encourage other Celiacs and gluten-free eaters to experience GF food around the world. I also hope to increase worldwide awareness of this lifestyle for eaters as well as the food and hospitality industries.
What has been your favorite place to travel to and eat gluten-free food?
I find New York to be both the easiest city in which to eat gluten-free, as well as the most exciting. Every time I visit, I learn of at least a handful of new GF spots, from bakeries (Tu-Lu’s) to mac and cheese shops (S’Mac) to crepe stands (Eight Turn Crepe). New Yorkers are so lucky!
What is one place you recommend all gluten-free eaters travel to at some point?
I definitely recommend traveling to Italy. Gluten-free pasta (Taverna Barberini), pizza (Voglia di Pizza), sweets (La Cannoleria Siciliana), and even gelato cones are plentiful in many cities, and awareness of celiac disease and gluten-free food is high. I visited for the first time just last month and cannot wait to plan a return trip!
Posted on Thu, January 30, 2014
by Victoria Foster filed under