The Art & Science of Gluten-Free Gastronomy™ Raises The Bar In Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Among Chefs

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GF Culinary Productions, Inc. continues to be the trailblazer in providing gluten-free culinary educational events for the public featuring industry experts, culinary school instructors and acclaimed restaurant chefs. This March, The Art & Science of Gluten-Free Gastronomy™ 2007 Lecture Series continues in Denver with a celebration of gluten-free whole grains that promote a healthy gluten-free lifestyle with culinary adventures galore. Learn about the wonders of Amaranth, Quinoa, Millet, Buckwheat, Teff, unique rice varieties of the world and more.

Featuring a powerhouse cast of culinary experts, The Art & Science of Gluten-Free Gastronomy™ 2007 Lecture Series in Denver, Colorado continues to increase the commitment to gluten-free diet awareness among chefs through culinary presentations and tastings for the public.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at The Phipps Mansion in Denver, Colorado, Chef-Instructor Eric Stein, R.D., M.S. from the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University (Denver) and Chef Curtis Lincoln of the world renown Brown Palace Hotel join the series to present Singin' In The Grain, the third of eleven monthly lectures and tastings that explore different topics in the art and science of gluten-free cuisine.

This March, delve deep with Chef Stein into a global chorus of gluten-free grains and cultural staples where sound nutrition, international flavor and culinary versatility comprise the score. Discover the intriguing nuances in flavor, texture, nutrition and historical significance of Amaranth, Quinoa, Millet, Buckwheat, Teff, and several international Rice varieties. And enjoy a special tasting of the native African whole grain Teff as Chef Stein demonstrates how to make his signature Cashew Curry Teff featuring coconut milk and an array of fragrant spices. Brown Palace Hotel Chef Curtis Lincoln of Ellyngton's will then take you back to the roots of ancient South American culture with a mini-cooking adventure and tasting that celebrates the near nutritional perfection of Quinoa with a recipe in grand Brown Palace fashion but perfect for the home-chef.

For lecture schedule information through November 13, 2007 and to register online, please visit http://www.theglutenfreelifestyle.com or call GF Culinary Productions, Inc. at 303-368-9990. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit local celiac disease/gluten-intolerance support group efforts.

Other upcoming chefs and presenters in the series include: Cindy Gawel from The School of Natural Cookery (April 10); Executive Chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano-Denver (May 15); Carol Fenster, Ph.D. (May 15); Laurie Scanlin, Ph.D. of Keen Ingredients and Executive Chef Adrian Heuer of The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (June 12); Gigia Kolouch of The Natural Pantry and Executive Chef Devin Wade of P.F. Chang's China Bistro (July 17); Bonnie Jortberg, M.S., R.D. of University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center (August 7); and Ed Dimmer of Rheinlander Bakery (October 9). Other chefs and presenters will be announced soon.

"The demand for gluten-free cooking and baking knowledge continues to explode as more individuals adopt the gluten-free lifestyle and this is the first lecture series of its kind that brings a diverse cast of local experts together with acclaimed 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 about cooking and baking gluten-free with an epicurean focus, we are committed to widening the circle of chefs who are eager to cater to the gluten-free community and share their culinary expertise in the lectures." GF Culinary Productions, Inc. plans to present the lecture series in other cities across the country.

The 2007 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 nationwide awareness of the gluten-free diet and providing gluten-free culinary education for the public through distinctive special events featuring industry experts, culinary school instructors and acclaimed chefs. In addition to The Art & Science of Gluten-Free Gastronomy(TM) Lecture Series, 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. 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. Speaking from experience, company founder and producer Suzanne Bowland has been living the gluten-free lifestyle for six years since she finally, and happily declares, discovered her intolerance to gluten in March 2001.

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