Have a Glutenfree Morning!
Brace yourself, this is going to be a bit of a rant.
I like to eat different things in the morning, usually for a while I eat one way, then I eat a compleately different way. For the moment I eat fruit with my morning coffe, I find that fresh fruit for breakfast is really underrated.
I am gluten intolerant.
Eating only bread is out of the question. Most of the glutenfree bread in the store here in Norway is very expensive, and it also makes me run strait to the toilet.
The tiny amount of gluten I consume now has made my tolerance go down even further, I think that is why I react to even the smallest amount of it now.
In the summer of 2018 I took a long road trip through Europe and Italy, and I reallized very quckly that if you don't do a lot of reasearch before you go. And then strictly stick to those places you found you will have a very hard time finding places to eat at.
When I drove through Germany, I found that all ingredients on food in the stores were in German. That made it hard to choose things to buy. Also, in the German restaurants I got a "No we don't have any glutenfree food" all the time.
In Italy they use pasta water to cook with, I only found one restaurant to eat at in two weeks. I even tried to buy myself the famous Gelato. But unfortunately it was all containing gluten so, no icecream for me.
I was lucky to have enticipated how difficult it would be to eat on the road. I brought a box full of rice pasta and other foods. I also brought a kerosine stove to cook on if I was unable to find anywhere to eat. Sure, you can eat sallad at a restaurant, but it is depressing to go to an Italien restaurant and eat sallad.
I dremt of seeing this in Italy ...
You are very limited being gluten intolerant.
In Norway it is very hard to eat out. Norwegians are a bread loving people, they love pizza and hamburgers.
If you are unfortunate enough, to work in a place where you live at work and you then HAVE to eat at the company cafeteria ... You will be sick all the time.
The first time I talked to the cooks at my work and told them that I am gluten intolerant, they asked me if gluten is "airborn".
That answer did not make me feel safe to eat there, and I couldn't believe that my company had hired a person that was not even a chef.
The people that cook at most companies in Norway are NOT chefs. A chef will be payed too much, so they hire anyone that can boil an egg to keep the cost down.
And even if a restaurant in Norway have "something glutenfree" that they can throw together for you to eat. Most of the time they hire teenagers that have no clue about gluten.
I usually ask a questions to a people in the restaurant and listen to what they say or not say their answer says it all.
Also, if they make pizza in the restaurant you can be sure that you will have a reaction from all of their food.
The lack of food for people with intollrances in Norway is CRAZY to me in the year of 2020.
Especially since it really doesn't take much to make ALL food glutenfree.
I am sure people with special diet requirements understand exactly what I am talking about.
Things really need to change for the better. FAST.