I received this email from a friend. She’s doing a Master’s degree in rural Virgina and hosting a Passover at her house.
“I have two friends coming to seder who are gluten-intolerant. Keeping in mind that this is only a week away and that I live in the middle of nowhere Virginia, what do you suggest I do about matzoh? and matzoh ball soup? Just have them skip those parts? Or is there an easy solution?”
I did a quick search online (also through Gluten-Free Bay) and it seems the GF Kosher sites have stopped shipping as of last week (I’m sure they have to clean out before Passover).
Here was my reply:
Ask your guests what they'd like instead. Salad? Different soup? Or just consomme?
Beware: if your matzoh ball soup is a commercial chicken broth that may have wheat in it, too.
Gluten-free rice crackers is what I use and they are available at health food stores or online. Edwards & Sons is what I like but there are GF Asian varieties too.
Whatever you make or buy, keep labels so they can read them if they want to determine their level of comfort.
How do you handle the holidays as a host of an allergic or food intolerant guest? Or if you’re the allergic or food intolerant one hosting, do you serve anything that you can’t eat?