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Sloane Miller, Food Allergy Counselor (Picture © Noel Malcolm 2013)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Judith Jones, Food Allergies

So I’ve been reading the Tenth Muse by Judith Jones, Julia Child’s editor amongst other literary accomplishments. In the beginning of the book she off-handedly says the oddest thing about a presumed shellfish allergy. Here's the page so you can read for yourself.



My non-medical guess, she never had a shellfish allergy. But still the slivers of fish in her food, hidden, frightens me to no end...

4 comments:

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Good grief, that is awful! How many people are going to poison or kill themselves, their partners or children by reading this? Even if they don't go into anaphylactic (sp?) shock, they could still make them incredibly ill...if my husband ever tried to "slip slivers" of gluten or egg into my food, I'd tell him where to shove it....

Allergic Girl® said...

isnt it just the craziest story from the 1940/1950s?

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing this...I'm interested in this book also.

I admire Judith Jones but I really hate that she included this in her book. It seems she may be in the "a little bit of the food allergen won't hurt you" camp.
I agree with you Sloane, she probably never had the scallop allergy in the first place. Maybe the richness of the sauce or unpasteurized cream is what got her.

My MIL has a serious lifelong scallop allergy and in her 70s still can't get near a scallop.

sean stone said...

Well, that husband's a keeper, isn't he!!!