Celiac friend coming for a visit
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|Thu, 04-15-2010 - 12:56pm|
I'm hoping that you might be able to point me in the right direction here! I have a good friend coming into town from overseas in a little less than a week who has celiac disease, he will be staying with me for about a month. I have to admit that I'm a little intimidated, but I'm determined to make this an enjoyable visit. I have some ideas on what to feed him, but am concerned about a few things. (I apologize if some of this sounds horribly naive and is going to be like playing 20 questions, I just don't want to make him sick and I've never been around someone long term that was a celiac!) I guess I need a feeding a celiac 101 class or something! LOL
Anyway, I'm not sure if he's super super super sensitive (like touching it will make him break out in hives sensitive...I don't think so), but he has said that if he eats anything with it, he ends up in the bathroom all day. He was kind of vague when I asked...any suggestions on other things I can ask?
Do I need to have a separate set of cookware, or will washing suffice?
I do a lot of baking, do I need to be concerned about flour dust floating around that might get on other things?
When I'm buying things and reading over labels, should I only get things that actually say gluten free on them, or is it ok as long as no gluten containing ingredients are listed? I tend to cook mostly from scratch, so additives shouldn't be too much of an issue, but it would be good to know!
What are some starchy type things other than rice, corn, and potatoes that are ok to eat?
When packages say things like "processed in a facility that handles wheat ingredients", are things like that usually ok as long as they don't have any gluten containing ingredients, or should I just avoid them all together?
Thank you so much for any help you can give me in this! I really, really appreciate it!