Navigating the wheat free, gluten free diet

When the details started to emerge about former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton’s top secret yet highly publicized nuptials, I, like any girl, picked up the People in the checkout line and browsed its pages, looking for wedding pictures and maybe a cute quote from Proud Papa Bill.  But what may have seemed like an insignificant detail in the article about her wedding was a large and pleasantly surprising detail to me: Chelsea’s gorgeous eight-tiered wedding cake (seen below) was completely gluten-free.

Chelsea's Cake

Photo source: Entertainment Tonight. etonline.com

The Today Show article points toward a “trickle-down effect” Chelsea’s menu choices will have on average weddings, empowering those with special dietary needs to ask caterers and bakers to tend to their needs better and, on the flipside, inspiring caterers to come up with more vegan and gluten-free options.

I know I’m not the only girl who, after being diagnosed with Celiac or a gluten allergy, had the thought of what my now-gluten-free wedding would be like when the time came.  Chelsea’s GF cake is great news for the GF community.  If It’s cool to be GF, those of us who have to be that way get to sit back and reap the benefits of higher demands and lower cost.  How sweet it is.

-Taylor

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Comments on: "Chelsea Clinton Goes Gluten-Free for Wedding" (1)

  1. I have enough expertise in the wedding pastry field (via season 1 of “Top Chef: Just Desserts”) to know that CC pulled off a pretty sick sans-grain cake. Kudos on the clean torting, Chels… Now what REALLY would’ve won me over is if she’d had The Hot Toddies play the after party.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L34_VHZZ_Qk (i.e. the first time I heard the word “celiac”)

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