is the Season….for holiday hosting frustration! I enjoy hosting holiday parties for family and friends. Hosting any type of get together is stressful enough and trying to put together GF food and non-GF food in the same space is just asking for contamination. I keep a GFV kitchen because I refuse to marginalize my own family’s dietary habits and needs. But that doesn’t mean I’m a jerk about it.
I work hard to serve food that tastes great; regardless of its GFV nature. That may go without saying, however those of us who regularly cook for non-GFV’ns, will often hear, “wow, that tastes so good,……for being vegetarian,” or “not bad,….for being gluten free.” I just don’t mention it. I serve food with out comment and fanfare, and let the dish speak for itself.
There is a psychological component to this too. You don’t want to pre-activate your guests’ internal bias. If you don’t make it a big deal, it won’t be a big deal. Food often tastes the way you think it will taste. You know how they say that 70% of taste is smell; well I think 90% of enjoying anything, is mental. Those of you with young kids know what I mean.
Here are 5 simple tips for serving your non GFV guest with recipes they will love, which won’t require justification for not being wheat or meat.
This post will be published in full next week!
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