There are several magazines that help people that are living gluten-free. Living Without deals with various allergies and is great for parents dealing with kids allergen issues regarding schools, etc. Keep in mind that there is a lot of information in that publication that is not related to celiac or gluten intolerance. Gluten-Free Living is a wonderful publication which focuses solely on helping people who are living gluten-free, as the name implies. The articles cover everything from labeling laws to the real deal on McDonald’s fries and much more!
Delight gluten free magazine is a new magazine that rolled out early in 2009. I was honored to be contacted by the magazine to be a contributing writer. Though much of the magazine is devoted to wonderful gluten-free and gluten-free/dairy-free recipes, my articles focus on travel and dining out. Those are the two things that so many told me were not possible anymore, due to my celiac diagnosis. Not only did I find out that wasn’t true, some of the best trips and meals out I’ve ever had came along after my gluten-free journey began. When someone tells me I can’t do something that I want to do, it’s great fuel for me to do exactly what I want to do. For that reason, I really appreciate all the naysayers I encountered in the beginning of my gluten-free journey.
One of the most amazing contributors at Delight gluten free magazine is Sally Parrot Ashbrook. Anyone who learns about all of Sally’s food intolerances might think twice about complaining about having to avoid just gluten. Sally is inspiring in the way she took on so many food challenges and created a beautiful and delicious life out of them. Here contributions to the magazine are something I look very much forward to in each issue.
The Lifestyle Editor at the magazine, Vanessa Maltin, is actually attending culinary school and did an in depth article about the trials of her amazing adventure in the last issue. Her review of Nebo Restaurant in Boston made me mapquest how far it was from NYC. I can’t imagine visiting the Big Apple again and not taking a detour to Boston to experience the magic of Nebo. You might recognize Vanessa’s name from her great work at the NFCA and her wonderful book Beyond Rice Cakes.
Celiac-Disease.com’s own Tiffany Jakubowski, another great Delight contributor, worked the Got Guts 5K celiac event in Austin for the magazine, which she wrote about here. With a subscription price of only $18, Delight gluten-free is quite a value as far as gluten-free publications go. But the most exciting news of all is that the magazine is now available in all Whole Foods, Borders and Barne & Nobles bookstores. So, if people want to pick up just a single copy and see if it’s something of interest to them, they don’t have to order a full subscription. Single back issues are also available on Delight’s website. Several health foods stores (and support groups) carry it as well so if you don’t live near one of the large retailers, check this listing for outlets in your area.
The magazine is rolling out on delivery trucks to subscribers and retail outlets this week. It takes a while for stores to inventory and stock the shelves so look for it in stores around March 22nd. The list of hospitals and doctors offices that subscribe to the publication is now up to about 600 which is also very exciting. If you pick up the Spring issue, be sure to check out my travel article which reveals the best place for the gluten-free set to be hospitalized in the South. When I looked for the Holiday issue at my Whole Foods, it had already sold out – just a couple of days after it hit the magazine rack. Luckily, the company increased their order for the Spring issue.