May 10th marks the start of the annual Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week. This years focus for the campaign is creating new opportunities for earlier diagnosis of coeliac disease in children, but overall to increase awareness of the disease using the social media hashtag #ShineALightOnCoeliac.
Research shows that coeliac disease is common and affects 1 in 100 people. However only 30% who have the condition have been diagnosed, which means there are currently nearly half a million people who have coeliac disease but don’t know yet. If a first degree family member (mother, father, sister or brother) has the condition the chances of having it yourself increase to 1 in 10.
Essential Cuisine Senior Development Chef Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, comments: “The growth in coeliac diners and those choosing to live a gluten-free lifestyle has exploded in recent years. As chefs, we know that it’s a subject that working kitchens take incredibly seriously. Here at Essential Cuisine we are extremely proud of our 100% gluten free range, supplying that extra peace of mind to working kitchens across the country. Not only that, we are ever evolving our recipe bank to include not just gluten free recipes, but recipes that are free from declarable allergens^.”
“Kitchens are time pressured places, which is why many of them turn to high quality, pre-made stocks and sauces as the perfect base of countless menu items. We are here to provide as much support as possible, in addition to our products, to create consistent, great tasting dishes that everyone can enjoy. Below I have listed just a handful of my favourites…”
Jon' Go-To Gluten Free Recipes
Cream of Celeriac Soup with Truffle - view the full recipe here
Aromatic Tuna Glass Noodle Salad - view the full recipe here
Braised Beef and Chorizo Casserole - view the full recipe here
Rich Fish Stew - view the full recipe here
Fillet of Veal and Cassis Jus - view the full recipe here
To request products from our 100% gluten free range, click here.
Click here to download our recipe book, Gloriously Gluten Free, packed with mouth-watering inspiration for your menu.
^Does not contain declarable allergens under the EU regulation 1169/2011 (Annex 11)