WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Ming Tsai, chef/owner of Blue Ginger restaurant and father of a child with multi- ple food allergies, is acutely aware of the seriousness of food allergies from both a professional and a personal perspective. In collaboration with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), Ming worked Beyond allergy-safe cuisine, local shops are responding to customers' preferences for healthful options, including vegan dishes. hard to get a food allergy safety bill passed in Massachusetts in 2009. He also helped FAAN develop a "Welcoming Guests" guide with practical tips and protocols for diners and restaurant workers that he calls an absolute must-have. "Everyone in the food service industry should read this guide – it could save a life," explains Ming. Restaurants and food purveyors aren't the only establishments sensitive to the needs of people with food allergies. Many Catholic churches including St. John the Evangelist and St. Paul of Wellesley offer gluten-free hosts for communion. Weston's St. Julia's offers a provision for parishioners requir- ing gluten-free foods to receive communion from the cup, and Father Evans of St. Julia's 167 winter 2012/2013 | WellesleyWeston Magazine

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