Local Gluten Free Chef, Amy Fothergill

Local Gluten Free Chef, Amy Fothergill

Going gluten and dairy free (GFCF) can seem overwhelming at first. For me, it was a major lifestyle change and just when I got my feet on the ground and found a new “eating grove,” I was faced with entertaining. The dilemma…do I make separate meals (something for my guest and then a gluten and dairy free version for myself) or do I subject my guests to eating gluten and dairy free food. Unfortunately, many mainstream eaters have a negative perception of gluten free food so I’ve been afraid to taint the spirit of my dinner party with “gluten free food fears.” Amy Fothergill, The Family Chef, solved this dilemma for me in her cooking class at Draeger’s Cooking School. She prepared a meal that would impress any guest and, in my opinion, they would never guess if was gluten or dairy free. Chef Amy proves that gluten and dairy free can be gourmet and delicious.

Here is her menu for that night’s class:

Caesar Salad with GF Croutons (recipe provided below)

Tomato and Olive GF Focaccia

Dairy Free Corn Chowder with Chopped Bacon

Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mushroom Sherry Sauce

GF Vanilla Cake with Powdered Sugar

Wine

Everything was awesome. Amy was delightful as a teacher and the meal was delicious. I honestly believe that anyone who is not gluten and dairy free would have never known this meal was void of wheat or milk. I highly recommend one of Chef Amy’s classes. Check out her schedule at http://www.amythefamilychef.com/

Gluten and Dairy Free Caeser Salad…recipe below

Gluten and Dairy Free Corn Chowder with chopped bacon

Tomato and Olive Focaccia still in the pan

My serving of supper yummy, gluten and dairy free focaccia

Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mushroom Sherry Sauce

Gluten Free Vanilla Cake with Powdered Sugar

My favorite part…the wine.

 

One Comment

  1. Hey, most people would took the easy route. Great post.

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