When I go to parties and chicken satay is served, it is one of the first things I gravitate towards. I reach eagerly for a skewer but just as I am about to snag one up, it hits me – the satay is most likely not going to be gluten free.
Apparently I am not the only one who experiences this emotional roller coaster when it comes to party food.
At a party I recently hosted, a friend with gluten sensitivity stood at the buffet table and asked me what she could eat. I told her everything was gluten free.
“You mean everything except the cookies and cupcakes, right?”
“Oh, but certainly not the French bread and crackers.”
“Everything is gluten free.”
“Everything? Except the satay, right? Because of the soy sauce?”
“Everything is gluten free!”
You should have seen the joy in her face. Not once since going gluten free was she able to taste everything at a party.