Here at the Tasteful Pantry, we had heard rumors about Italy being an extraordinarily gluten-free-friendly country, but regarded those rumors with skepticism given the plethora of pasta, pizza and bread dominant in the Italian diet. But this article from the New York times confirms those rumors. Eating “senza glutine” is looked upon with sympathy and understanding in Italy, and the government even provides a monthly allowance of 100 Euros to those living with celiac disease to buy gluten-free foods. Combine that with the abundance of natural gluten-free alternatives in the diet like risotto, polenta, and their simple but delicious preparations of main course meat and fish dishes, Italy ranks pretty high on our list of vacation spots!
Read more in this NY Times article below by Andrew Curry: