Gluten-free baking: Two new cookbooks offer recipes and tips for people with celiac disease - latimes.com

Apr 13, 2011



Amelia E. Pohl, of Boca Raton, says baking is in her genes.

Her grandfather was a pastry chef at Ferrara Bakery and Cafe in New York City's Little Italy. When he came home from work, she would cuddle on his lap.

"I would sniff his clothes," Pohl says. "He always smelled like powdered sugar and I loved the smell."

A lifelong baker and cook, she baked whatever she wanted until 10 years ago, when her husband, Joseph, was diagnosed with celiac disease. Symptoms can range from abdominal pain, bloating and gas to osteoporosis, vitamin deficiencies and weight loss. While it can't be cured, following a gluten-free diet erases the symptoms for the estimated 3 million Americans who have celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat.



Gluten-free baking: Two new cookbooks offer recipes and tips for people with celiac disease - latimes.com

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