In This Chapter
Setting yourself up for success when eating out
Preparing for restaurant adventures
Packing it up for travel time
Going gluten-free on planes, trains, cars (and ships)
F or some people, the gluten-free diet itself doesn’t present the biggest challenge — it’s getting out of the house. Even people who’ve been gluten-free for years sometimes feel uncomfortable about venturing away from home.
Most of this book focuses on reading labels, shopping and cooking, modifying recipes, keeping the kitchen gluten-free and keeping crumbs out of the peanut butter jar. But what about when you eat out? You can’t read labels, you’re limited to what has been provided, and you have to rely on people who may have no idea what gluten is. And, for the most part, you have little control over how the cooks prepare the food.
Yet getting out is important. Life in a bubble is for oxygen molecules, not humans. Does venturing outside require extra effort on your part? Sure. Might you receive a meal contaminated with gluten? Maybe. Are you ...