Well, I am a public relations research director living in New York City. I hold my Ph.D. (ABD) and am currently putting the finishing touches on my dissertation. I have lived abroad for extended periods of time and have traveled the globe extensively. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease more than 8 years ago and soon thereafter suddenly became severely allergic to all shellfish (my Epi-Pen is never far away). Needless to say, traveling and dining out always proves interesting and yes, in the beginning was downright overwhelming. Yet, over time, and through trial and error, my dietary restrictions have become intertwined with who I am and do not hinder my enjoyment of food and new experiences.
I love to cook and have adapted many of my favorite recipes to be gluten free. I also love to eat out and have learned, over time, the right questions to ask when dining out. It has definitely been a journey and I am still learning tips and tricks for living gluten free as well as finding delicious new products and locales which I am looking forward to sharing with you. I would also love to hear from all of you reading this so please feel free to contact me using the Contact tab above. Also, please take a moment to check out my Disclosure Statement.
Most importantly do not let Celiac disease control your life. By making smart choices and asking the right questions you too can get out there and enjoy all the fabulous tastes and places our world has to offer — just gluten-free.
Remember, life is all about Living Well, Gluten-Free, No Apologies.
Michael De Cicco-Butz (a.k.a. Gluten Free Mike)