“Who even heard of gluten till a few years ago?” American writer of the play Dinner With Friends, Donald Margulies, so wittily commented.

While it is a funny reference to society’s collective disdain toward people who claim to be trendily “gluten free”, the rise in awareness of this bowel sensitivity bodes well for people who actually do have Celiac’s disease. Gluten intolerance is becoming more tolerable.

Maybe some wheats remain uneatable, but a push toward exploration of different tastes awaits.  From Cantonese to Lebanese, these places of diverse cuisines prove that being gluten-free does not have to take away from being able to have an excellent meal.

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