Gluten-Free Culinary Lecture Series Presents Leading Cookbook Author and Top Chef on February 20, 2007

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Take an in-depth look at the wide world of gluten-free flours and their culinary powers with a focus on flour blends for gluten-free creations and recipe substitution secrets that will help transform favorite wheat-based recipes into delicious gluten-free versions. Led by cookbook author Carol Fenster, Ph.D., this presentation is designed to be a necessary primer for anyone interested in learning or brushing up on the basics and essential strategies for baking and cooking the gluten-free way using nutritious, artisanal ingredients.

For those interested in nutrition and the culinary arts with a gluten-free focus, The Art & Science of Gluten-Free Gastronomy™ 2007 Lecture Series offers a menu of 10 remaining lectures and tasting demos to enjoy. On Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at The Phipps Mansion in Denver, Colorado, gluten-free industry pioneer and cookbook author Carol Fenster, Ph.D. of Savory Palate, Inc. and Executive Chef Matt Selby of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's Food Service will present The Gluten-Free Flour Code and When Worlds Collide as the second of 11 monthly lectures and tastings that explore the art and science of gluten-free cuisine.

This February, take an in-depth look at the wide world of gluten-free flours and their culinary powers with a focus on flour blends for gluten-free creations and recipe substitution secrets that will help transform favorite wheat-based recipes into delicious gluten-free versions. Led by Carol Fenster, this presentation is designed to be a necessary primer for anyone interested in learning or brushing up on the basics and essential strategies for baking and cooking the gluten-free way using nutritious, artisanal ingredients.

And to pamper the GF palate with a signature style all his own, acclaimed Executive Chef Matt Selby of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's Food Service (Denver) will demonstrate how to make a savory Wild Mushroom Tartlet with Goat Cheese and Roasted Tomatoes using selected gluten-free flours. An audience tasting of Selby's creation will top off the presentation.

Other chefs to be featured in the series include: Chef Instructor Eric Stein of Johnson & Wales University-Denver; Chef de Cuisine Curtis Lincoln of The Brown Palace; Executive Chef Devin Wade of P.F. Chang's China Bistro; and Executive Chef Adrian Heuer of The Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Additional chefs and speakers will be announced this 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 notable 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 more about how to cook and bake gluten-free, we also want to broaden awareness of the gluten-free diet and expand gluten-free menu offerings within restaurant communities across the country."

Bowland says she 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 through November 13, 2007, and to register online, please visit http://www.theglutenfreelifestyle.com or call 303-368-9990. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit local celiac support group efforts.

The lecture series Season Sponsors include Bête Noire Chocolates, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, Celia's Gourmet and P.F. Chang's China Bistro. Water is provided by Eldorado Natural Spring Water.

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 producer Suzanne Bowland has been living the gluten-free lifestyle for nearly six years since she finally, and happily declares, discovered her intolerance to gluten in March 2001.    

About The Phipps Mansion:

Owned and operated by the University of Denver, the Phipps Mansion is internationally known for welcoming several heads of state and business leaders as well as being the hosting venue for the world leaders of the former G8 Summit.

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