Gluten-related Disorders: Cooley Dickinson/Massachusetts General Hospital Lecture

In this Cooley Dickinson/Massachusetts General Hospital podcast, Alessio Fasano, MD, reviews current knowledge about three gluten reactions: wheat allergy, celiac disease, and gluten sensitivity:

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Gluten-Related Disorders: Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone (Free Lecture)

Gastroenterologist and Cooley Dickinson Medical Staff member Jaya Agrawal, MD, will lead a free community lecture titled, Gluten-Related Disorders: Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone.  Takes place on Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014, in Northampton.

Dr. Agrawal will review current knowledge about the three main forms of gluten reactions: allergic (wheat allergy), autoimmune (celiac disease), and possibly immune-mediated (gluten sensitivity). More info here: Gluten-Related Disorders: Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone

Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free Baking Workshop at River Valley Market Co-op

Chef James Sklar will discuss the alternatives for making delicious baked goods followed by an instructional demo on how to make gluten-free and sugar-free cookies. Takes place on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 6:30-8pm at River Valley Marketing Co-Op in Northampton, MA… and it’s FREE!


French Gluten Free Baking Workshop in the Berkshires this Spring

Chez Nous Bistro in Lee, MA is offering a French Gluten Free Baking workshop on April 26th, 2014. Rachel Portnoy, professional pastry ches and co-owner, will teach participants how to make authentic French pastries, completely gluten-free! Visit their web site for more info at

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Hey Berkshire folks… Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Flavours Restaurant in Pittsfield, MA! They will be hosting a special Chinese New Year gourmet buffet on Tuesday February 4th, 2014. There will be two seating at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. The menu will include appetizers, gourmet dishes that are not found on their regular menu and Malaysian desserts.  Reservation highly recommended by calling 413-443-3188 during business hours.

Here’s the best part… they mark all of their gluten free dishes!  They make their dishes to order and use gluten free ingredients upon request.  So let them know your GF and celebrate the the Year of the Water Horse!

Flavours Restaurant – 75 North St (entrance on McKay St) Pittsfield, MA – 413.443.3188


Moosewood Collective at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley this Month!

The new cookbook (Sept 2013), Moosewood Restaurant Favorites from the Moosewood Collective, contains their most popular recipes, including gluten-free!

The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley will host the Moosewood Collective, of the Moosewood Restaurant, founded in 1973, on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 2pm.

Moosewood revolutionized vegetarian cooking by introducing delicious soups, satisfying sandwiches, warming casseroles, zesty entrees, spiffy salads, and divine desserts. Moosewood Restaurant Favorites contains 250 of their most requested recipes completely updated and revised to reflect the way they’re cooked now—increasingly vegan and gluten-free, benefiting from fresh herbs, new varieties of vegetables, and the wholesome goodness of newly-rediscovered grains.

The Moosewood Collective has nineteen members who share responsibilities and participate in the various jobs necessary to run what has grown from a very small natural foods restaurant to a larger and more diversified company. Some members have worked for the restaurant since it was founded in 1973. The Odyssey Bookshop will have Moosewood staff on hand for a look at their tasty new book, Moosewood Restaurant Favorites

The Odyssey Bookshop is located at 9 College Street in South Hadley, MA. 413-534-7307 x 103

Glazed Doughnut Shop in Amherst Offers Gluten-Free Options!

News Flash: Opened in 2012 by Amherst Regional High School sweethearts Nick and Keren Rhodes, The Glazed Doughnut Shop is the place to go for hand-made, fresh donuts! They also offer gluten free and vegan choices as well!

Check it out and post your feedback on their GF options!

233 N. Pleasant Street (The Carriage Shops) Amherst, MA 413-230-6811


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