This section covers the important topic of how to eat out at restaurants or as a guest at friends houses when you have food allergies.
This is a challenging topic. It is much easier to eat at home, and that is hard enough at first!
When you eat at a friend’s house, you have to cope with your friend’s understating of both food and your allergy, as well as the social situation. It seems like an imposition to dictate what you can and can not eat. Still, it has to be done. At least your friends truly care about your health (if they don’t, then they are not really your friends).
Eating at restaurants is more challenging still. It is surprising how many people who work at restaurants, including cooks and owners, who really don’t know much about food and where it comes from.