Chef Damian Cardone stunned many after admitting on his Facebook page that he knowingly fed gluten to patrons who requested gluten-free food. Registered Nurse and Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance Educator, Wendy Cohan, wrote a piece regarding the incident including the implications for victims as well as Damian Cardone. Celiac disease and related gluten intolerance affect people around the world. It’s important to note that Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and wheat allergies are similar but different disorders.
Damian Cardone’s remarks, which have since been removed, included a rant expressing that, “Gluten-free is bulls**t.” Andrea over at Foodista has a copy of the rant in full and is researching the validity of Damian’s work history. Supposedly, he has worked for many Hollywood elite like George Clooney and Tom Hanks but there are questions on whether or not this is true. He last worked for the now closed Tavern on the Green in New York City.
You can read more about the incident and how to find gluten free dining options over at our sister site, EcoLocalizer.
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