GF Culinary Productions, Inc. Launches Gluten-Free Culinary Lecture Series

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The Art & Science of Gluten-Free Gastronomy™, presented by GF Culinary Productions, Inc., is an eleven month lecture series that will provide those with an interest in gluten-free cooking and baking an in-depth format to learn the art and science behind the cuisine as presented by local experts and top chefs.

Beginning January 16, 2007, Denver will be the first city to host a new culinary education adventure in the art of gluten-free living. The Art & Science of Gluten-Free Gastronomy™, presented by GF Culinary Productions, Inc., is an eleven month lecture series that will provide those with an interest in gluten-free cooking and baking an in-depth format to learn the art and science behind the cuisine as presented by local experts and top chefs.

First to take place in the historical elegance of The Phipps Mansion in Denver, each monthly lecture will focus on a specific topic of gluten-free cuisine and nutrition led by a local expert and followed by a gluten-free cooking demonstration presented by a featured chef of Denver. Scrumptious chef recipe tastings for the audience will top off each presentation.

The event's Season Sponsors include Bête Noire Chocolates, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Celia's Gourmet and P.F. Chang's China Bistro. A portion of event ticket proceeds will be donated to local celiac support group efforts.

A glimpse into the 2007 Season of presentations includes: A Farewell to Wheat and A Grain for All Seasons led by Karen Falbo of Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers and acclaimed Executive Chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano Restaurant (January 16 - Season Opener). January lecture highlights will include Chef Wiggins presenting how to make gluten-free tortellini pasta with amaranth flour in her simple recipe demonstration of Feta, Tarragon, Truffle filled Amaranth Tortellini with an Orange Hazelnut Buerre Noisette. Karen Falbo will lead the lecture with pantry stocking basics, ideas and tips as well as provide strategies for boosting immunity with properly cooked gluten-free grains featuring seasonal recipes that showcase brown rice, quinoa, millet and amaranth.

Other chefs and speakers in the series include: Carol Fenster, Ph.D. of Savory Palate, Inc.; Executive Chef Matt Selby of Vesta Dipping Grill; Chef Instructor Eric Stein of Johnson & Wales University-Denver; Chef de Cuisine Curtis Lincoln of The Brown Palace; Cindy Gawel of Bête Noire Chocolates and The School of Natural Cookery; Laurie Scanlin, Ph.D. of Keen Ingredients, Inc.; and Adrian Heuer of The Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Other chefs and speakers will be announced after the first of the year.

"The demand for gluten-free cooking and baking knowledge continues to increase as more individuals adopt the gluten-free lifestyle and this is the first lecture series of its kind that brings local experts together with restaurant chefs in a gluten-free culinary education format for the public," says Suzanne Bowland, founder and producer of GF Culinary, Productions. "While we aim to serve those who want to learn how to cook and bake gluten-free from the epicurean perspective, we also want to broaden the awareness of the gluten-free diet and boost gluten-intolerance/celiac disease diagnosis rates with our gluten-free culinary education programs. Still, hundreds of thousands of Americans are gluten-intolerant and don't even know it, yet. But you do not have to be gluten-intolerant to enjoy these events. If you love food, you will discover new ingredients, methods and perspectives at the series that will expand your culinary horizons and excite your palate in new ways whether you are gluten-intolerant or not."

Bowland plans to roll out the lecture series in other cities across the country that will feature their local experts and top chefs, but wants Denver to be the birth place for the event. "Colorado is a leading state in the country when it comes to gluten-free diet awareness. Denver is a natural choice to introduce this new gluten-free culinary education format," Bowland says.

For lecture schedule information and to register online, please visit http://www.theglutenfreelifestyle.com or call 303-368-9990.

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About GF Culinary Productions, Inc.

GF Culinary Productions, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado, is a company devoted to promoting awareness of the gluten-free diet and providing gluten-free culinary education through distinctive special events for the public featuring industry experts, culinary school instructors and acclaimed chefs. The website http://www.theglutenfreelifestyle.com provides an information resource for those interested in learning about the gluten-free food movement from the epicurean perspective. The First Annual Gluten-Free Culinary Summit™ presented last August in Copper Mountain, Colorado is also part of a recently launched and growing family of gluten-free culinary events produced by GF Culinary Productions, Inc. Speaking from experience, company founder and president Suzanne Bowland has been living the gluten-free lifestyle for nearly six years since she finally, and happily admits, discovered her intolerance to gluten in March 2001.

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