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Old 09.07.2009, 16:19
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

IG Zöliakie maiintains a list of hotels and restaurants that offer gluten free meals.

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Old 09.07.2009, 16:28
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

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IG Zöliakie maintains a list of hotels and restaurants that offer gluten free meals.
Thanks, this is a great resource! The link didn't work, so I googled it - this is the correct one.
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Old 09.07.2009, 16:30
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

When eating out, you could try some Sri Lankan or South Indian restuarants. Except for the roti, everything is made with rice and/or lentil flour. (Wheat is considered external to South Indian cuisine.)

There are a couple of Lankan places on Josefstrasse w of Langstrasse. They are also very cheap, something that will also be a consideration for you when eating out, as prices here are 2-3x anywhere in the civilised world.
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Old 09.07.2009, 16:33
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

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Also, I'm in the midst of writing a gluten-free cookbook, and so I was wondering about the availability of alternative flours? Particularly tapioca, sorghum, teff, chickpea, millet and potato starch?

Thanks for your help!
As mentioned above, you should check out South Indian cuisine for rice and/or lentil flours (often fermented too). All of S Asia uses chickpea flour too.
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Old 09.07.2009, 17:15
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

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IG Zöliakie maiintains a list of hotels and restaurants that offer gluten free meals.
Thanks Nathu (and Mag).

A particularly useful section on that site allows you to print out a card (in various languages) which you can take into restaurants and show the waitress/ waiter when your language skills let you down in trying to explain such things like you can't eat wheat but potato starch really is okay.
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Old 10.07.2009, 14:26
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Hi

I'm severely gluten intolerant but have yet to be tested as I cant stand the thought of having to eat gluten for a week and be sick for an age in order for me to be tested.

We're moving to Lausanne shortly and are heading over tomorrow to look for an apartment. I'm going to take the time to look for places to purchase gluten free products whilst my fiance is at meetings.

In the trip we made to Lausanne 6 weeks ago, I found it hard to eat in the restaurants and none of the waiters understood my poor french enough to ensure I wasn't poisoned. I found it easier just to stick to salads. In the last few years a large number cafe's and restaurants in Sydney have started marking their menu's with gluten free items.

Can anyone recommend anywhere in Lausanne to buy gluten free products or cafe's and restaurants where it may be easier to eat?
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none of the waiters understood my poor french enough to ensure I wasn't poisoned
As Tom1234 has said, a useful thing to do is to print out the GF card from the website given by Nathu and carry it with you to show waiters when you eat out.
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Old 10.07.2009, 14:45
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As Tom1234 has said, a useful thing to do is to print out the GF card from the website given by Nathu and carry it with you to show waiters when you eat out.
Thats fantastic! Thank you I had a small note made up to ask for the meal without gluten in French but didn't take into consideration that they wouldn't know what gluten was. This may just save me
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Old 10.07.2009, 14:46
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Most of the Info and links on this, and the other Thread on the same subject, seem to be geared to the German-Speaking part of Switzerland.
Here is at least a step towards finding stuff in Coeliakie Romandie. I didn't see a list of Restaurants, as on the other Site, but there is an address in Lausanne which you could try for more Info.
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Re: Any coeliacs out there?

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Hi everyone, needing your help again. Just wondered if anyone has any advice on restaurants which cater for coeliacs, and any brands in any supermarkets for gluten free diets?
Thanks,Clare
I've recently gone wheat free (because of fructose malabsorbtion), for about the past six months, and I've noticed in that time that coop is beginning to stock more and more GF products. Look out for the ds brand (purple and yellow). They now have GF frozen pizza, pasta and bread options. They're beginning to stock dried pasta in the big shops as well. Besides their frozen bread which I like, I think ds is good only if you're desperate. Reformhaus and egli (which have some baked goodies) are still your best bet.

As for restaurants, I don't know many but there's at least one in Bern which will make gluten free pizza if you book a day in advance. Sorry, don't have the details on me, but PM me if you want and I'll dig them up.

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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Gluten free pizza, yum, i'll have to check coop today

I found a gluten free cereal in Migros called XXL Choco krispies (you have to make sure it's the XXL pack the other pack has gluten) and i've been eaten it for a couple of weeks now and I haven't had any symptoms and they taste good!
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Old 27.08.2009, 13:02
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

For the GF bakers among us... xanthan gum can be found here (order online or at their shop in Baar.)

They've also got GF self-rising flour and a variety of other goodies... but the xanthan gum is what took my eye, as I haven't seen it anywhere else in Switzerland yet.
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

I'm not surprised you haven't seen it around if you only started looking for it fairly recently. It's those stars in your eyes that muck up your vision these days! And nothing to do with laser surgery on them either...
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I'm not surprised you haven't seen it around if you only started looking for it fairly recently. It's those stars in your eyes that muck up your vision these days! And nothing to do with laser surgery on them either...
Hm, you may have a point. Of course if it weren't for "those stars" I probably wouldn't be looking out for xanthan gum in the first place!

I wonder can I buy wheat starch (Weizenstärke) anywhere? Looking to move beyond the various bread mixes I've been buying - and that seems to be the difference between the ones that taste like "normal" bread and the ones that taste all corn-potato-ricey.
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Old 27.08.2009, 14:35
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For the GF bakers among us... xanthan gum can be found here (order online or at their shop in Baar.)

They've also got GF self-rising flour and a variety of other goodies... but the xanthan gum is what took my eye, as I haven't seen it anywhere else in Switzerland yet.
Awesome news, I've been looking for that everywhere. At the moment I get friends/family to bring back xanthan gum from the UK where apparently you can just buy it in any ol' Waitrose supermarket.
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

I'm reviving this thread - next 'food of the world' shopping tour is on the forum calendar for Saturday 30th January 2010.

I will combine it with a 'gluten free' tour if anyone desires...
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

Hi, I was wondering what sausages and bacon you would recommend? I know sausages can have bran in them and cheap bacon can contain gluten (not sure how, must be an American thing). I'm sure in Switzerland both are fine but I was just wondering which brands you use and don't have a reaction to as i'm also pregnant and want to be absolutely sure.

Also, I went to the kellogs website and confirmed that XXL Choco krispies are 100% gluten free which has been a life saver for me during pregnancy and in case you weren't aware Migro do a corn flake Farmers bar which is GF (shame they can't do a GF corn flakes cereal). Also, the cakes at ikea are great!

Any other recommendations would be great like which brand of baked beans do you eat?
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Hi, I was wondering what sausages and bacon you would recommend? I know sausages can have bran in them and cheap bacon can contain gluten (not sure how, must be an American thing). I'm sure in Switzerland both are fine but I was just wondering which brands you use and don't have a reaction to as i'm also pregnant and want to be absolutely sure.

Any other recommendations would be great like which brand of baked beans do you eat?
Well, as for sausages, over here most are gluten free - they don't "fill" with flour here, they use milk & ice instead ... bummer if you have lactose issues, I s'pose ... just make sure you read the labels, with a card listing your 'key' ingredients if you're not 100% with the language(s) ...

One brand that crops up frequently in our pantry (think it's been mentioned already) is the Schär brand - corn flakes, wide variety of breads, crackers, and pizza bases to name a few products ... "naturally gluten-free", in English, is what initially caught my eye on their corn flakes ...
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Re: Are you Gluten intolerant/Celiac?

As far as bacon goes, I have been using the slab bacon from the Coop without a problem. (Both the Naturafarm(sp?) and the regular store version.)

The Schar products are really very good, as is the Coop "Free From" gluten free beer.

I want to warn people that I got sick from WASA gluten-free crackers last week, and when I contacted the company I found out that they are not manufactured on dedicated machinery, so are at a risk for cross-contamination. They claim to have a hygienic cleaning process that eliminates the cross-contamination risk, but those protocols were developed for lactose not gluten.
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