A coeliac’s guide to Austria

I travelled to Vienna for a long weekend in May and discovered a few things that the coeliac traveller might like to know. Here are some tips, restaurants and cafes that I visited! Watch out for the term ‘Glutenfrei’ which translates into ‘gluten free’ in German. It will be your saviour. Most places do cater for…

Travelling as a coeliac

Gone are the days of spontaneously dropping into restaurants, of grabbing local fare from off-the-beaten track cafes, of wandering freely and never having to think ahead.

#Sorrynotsorry – why I’m no longer apologising

People with coeliac disease, we the gluten intolerant of the world, do not choose this ‘lifestyle’. It is not a ‘fad’. It is not something that we do to make ourselves stand out, or to be an inconvenience. We don’t take pleasure in checking the back of every packet and learning all the ingredients that are safe to eat, or making sure that that bold allergen label doesn’t say ‘gluten’ or ‘produced in a facility that handles gluten’.