Extremely detailed Italian gluten free card, written by a celiac and translated by a native Italian speaker.
This card is sized specifically for mobile, so you can show restaurants directly from your phone. You will receive an immediate digital download sent via email upon purchase, via a confirmation email with a green 'download' button. This is how you obtain your card - easy! And this way, your card can be shown via your phone wherever you travel.
This restaurant card includes:
• A basic explanation of the disease and what to avoid;
• Local ingredients like semolina or orzo that are used in cooking, to best communicate what you need to be wary of;
• Cross-contamination concerns, and requirements for uncontaminated oil;
• A list of what can be used to substitute and cook with, such as rice or corn; and
• An apology for the inconvenience to the chef and staff of the restaurant or stall.
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English version: I have celiac disease, and I cannot eat gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, orzo, farro, and often in oats. I will become very ill if I eat food, marinades, soup or sauces containing wheat, barley, rye, semolina, or oats. This disease affects me if I eat these ingredients, but also if the food is fried in the same oil used to fry unsafe foods. In those cases, the cross-contamination will also make me sick. Even a sprinkle of flour on the grill pan, or in the sauce or soup will make me ill. I cannot eat soup that has bread blended into it, or meat/sausages with bread as an ingredient (such as meatballs or some sausages). Can you please help me choose something that does not include any wheat, rye, barley, oats, bread or pasta? I can eat food containing rice, chickpeas, tapioca, cassava, potatoes, corn, beans, lentils, vegetables, cheese, fruit, eggs, meat, chicken, or fish – as long as they are not cooked with wheat flour or breadcrumbs. This means I also cannot eat battered or breaded dishes, unless they are breaded in only rice flour, corn flour, chickpea flour or tapioca flour, and fried in separate uncontaminated oil. Thank you for your help. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but I have to be very careful when I eat.
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