How to Cook for People with Special Diets

By Cheryl Sternman Rule, "Who Else is Coming to Dinner?," September/October 2007

Understanding the dietary needs of your guests.

You may never host a guest with food allergies, which affect one in 25 Americans. But it’s likely that someday you will be in the position of serving someone who avoids certain foods for a medical condition, such as celiac disease, or for personal beliefs (e.g., veganism). Here’s help in understanding your guests’ reasons for not eating “everything” and advice on how to accommodate their needs, deliciously.

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