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Learn Italian GF Cooking from the Best

italianI am so excited that Rosalia Libreri, Owner of DaLuciano’s Restaurant (River Grove, IL), has agreed to present at this year’s GF Cooking Expo.   Anyone visiting Chicago must stop at DaLuciano’s for authentic Italian food.  You won’t believe the gluten-free menu at this restaurant.

My family devours the fried calamari, chicken parmigiana, cannoli and creme puffs (all gluten-free!).  You can see thier menu at  If you plan on visiting the restaurant, they open at 4pm daily and reservations are a must!

Rosalia will be teaching us how to make a few of her favorite gluten-free Italian specialties.  Her children (4 of the 7 have celiac disease) will be selling her yummy cookies and products at the Expo vendor fair.  Don’t miss her!

Other Expo presentations include:  Gluten-Free Asian, How to prepare GF food on a budget,  Blissful Breakfasts, Entertaining at Home, Nutrition Sessions and much more.  All sessions will be gluten and dairy free and you get to taste everything you see prepared on stage. 

Visit our website at for all the details.


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Don’t Miss The Gluten Free Cooking Expo

Were you planning on registering for the Gluten Free Cooking Expo and you haven’t done it yet?  Now is the time!  The Expo is August 15-16 in Lisle, IL.  We have people flying in from around the country and Canada.  Don’t miss out!

With less than five weeks away, don’t miss this once a year event.  You will learn how to prepare gluten-free foods from top chefs from around the country.   You will understand how to attain a healthy diet while eating gluten-free (we never get enough fiber!) and you will attend our large vendor fair.

Advanced registration is required.  You can learn more and register at

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Don’t Miss the Gluten Free Cooking Expo

FinalLogoNoYearColorHave you registered for this year’s Gluten Free Cooking Expo?  The Expo is August 15-16, 2009 at the Wyndham Hotel in Lisle, IL.

If you haven’t registered, now is the time!  The Expo is less than eight weeks away and space is limited.  The Expo requires advanced registration but the Vendor Fair is open to the public and tickets can be purchased that day.

Come join us for two days of gluten-free and dairy-free cooking demonstrations.  You will get to see everything being prepared, sample all of the dishes and ask the chefs all of your questions regarding gluten-free living.  Besides cooking demos, there is a large vendor fair, gourmet lunch each day and a special dinner planned for Saturday night.

We have people fly in from around the country to join us for this great weekend of gluten-free cooking and eating.  If you plan to fly in, you can book your ticket through either O’Hare or Midway.   The hotel is very family friendly and many people bring their families to play during the day while Mom or Dad attends the Expo. 

You can see the Expo details at our website

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Discount to the GF Cooking Expo

For all my loyal blog readers – I would like to offer you a discount to the GF Cooking Expo.  The discount is valid through May 31, 2009.  That lets you register through this weekend. 

Just like last year, the Expo is a great way to learn more about GF cooking.  Top chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists will demonstrate great GF recipes.  You get to watch them, ask questions and sample everything!  We have a large vendor fair and gourmet lunch each day.  It is a fun weekend celebrating all the great gluten free food we can enjoy!  This year we are focusing on GFCF recipes, more nutritional information and cooking on a budget.  Come join us and get inspired to create GF food you will truly love to eat.

Go to and when you check out, type in BLOG as your discount code.  You will receive 10% off the price of your purchase.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions about the Expo. or 847-217-1317.FinalLogoNoYearColor

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2009 GF Cooking Expo Sponsors

I am very excited to report that the 2009 Gluten Free Cooking Expo Sponsors are

Better Batter Gluten Free Flours

Pamela’s Products

San-J International, Inc.

The best part about this news is that I truly love the products from these companies!   One of the worst parts about running an event is having to promote products that you don’t like.  Well, I lucked out!  All three of these companies have great product lines and the people at the companies are delightful to work with.  I don’t say that about everyone………

I will be highlighting my families’ favorite recipes with products from these companies.  As you have already read, I have been trying all of the San-J Asian products and my family has been thrilled.  I will report in all of my findings with photos and recipes.

Thanks Sponsors!  Jen

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We Want Your Recipes…

Do you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share with the world?  We are asking that you share your recipes with us so that we may share them with our readers.

All recipes must be original or have the original source listed.  If you have a picture of your favorite dish, that would be great!  We will let you know if we publish your recipe.  Once submitted, the recipe becomes the property of the Gluten Free Cooking Expo, but we will give you full credit!

We have already received some great recipes from our members and have started to publish them in our e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive our monthly e-newsletter, please email us at and let us know you’d like to get the newsletter.

Icookbook look forward to receiving your recipes!  Jen Cafferty, Founder, The Gluten Free Cooking Expo

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2009 Gluten Free Expo Announced

YEAH!  We finally have information to provide about the 2009 Gluten Free Cooking Expo.

Date:  August 15-16, 2009
Place:  The Wyndham Hotel, Lisle, Illinois
Why:  To learn how to cook gluten free and DAIRY free foods and attend a GREAT vendor fair!
How:  Go to

This year the classes will be Gluten and Dairy free.  We listened to your needs and have created an Expo that will be even better than last year!  Check out the website and see all the details.

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