"Edible Enemies" Follow-Up: The Allergy Cookbook
Wednesday, December 05, 2007 | posted by Mike
One thing that I learned early on with this site is that you never know what topic will strike a chord. You'll post something that you think will elicit plenty of feedback and traffic and it falls flat. And then you'll put something up that generates lots of traffic, comments and e-mails.
The perfect example of that would be the post we did about the Food Network special, Edible Enemies, which examined the "mysterious increase in both the number and the severity of food allergies in the United States." We saw a whole bunch of traffic from people searching on the show and our post was linked a couple of times from folks in the very active community that discusses the difficulty of living with allergies (and, perhaps more importantly, children with allergies).
We got a note from Irene, a reader who was hoping to track down the cookbook written by the mother of a child with allergies that was mentioned in the special. Although we weren't able to come up with the info ourselves, the folks at Food Network were able to get us the details from the show's producer.
The cookbook is called The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook by Cybele Pascal. Bonus Fun Fact: She's married to Broadway actor Adam Pascal.
We in the TVFF household are lucky enough to not have allergy issues, although TVFF's Sister-in-Law gave us a scare after an unfortunate run-in with a pignoli cookie. But I can only imagine how difficult and challenging this could be, particularly if it's a child and if there are multiple allergies.
So, if you or someone you know is dealing with allergies, check out the book. You can click up there on the right to check out the reviews, which are pretty good. As usual, we at TVFF get a nice little commission if you buy it (or anything else) from the links to Amazon products and the "TVFF Store," so feel free to buy a copy for each and every on of your friends this holiday season!
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