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WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Identity

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Yes, this is how I see myself sometimes. Photo from dccomics.com

"You are what you eat."

Right. So what are you when you can't eat half the foods that you used to love? Or any of the family recipes you grew up with? Or your favorite dish of your best friends, or the perfect brownie recipe you spent two years perfecting?

What are you? Lost and frustrated. And others -- your friends and family -- are lost with you.

Our food culture today is a bizarre landscape that includes mega-star cooks, entire networks dedicated watching people cook food you will never make, "food deserts," corporate organics, farmers' markets, some shady corporate political maneuvering, and an entire populace generally both obsessed with and confused by food.

To read more of this post, go to Surviving the Food Allergy Apocalypse.

 

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