I do not have celiac disease and do not follow a gluten-free diet. But when I'm entertaining gluten-free friends, or participating in a pot luck where one or more of the participants is gluten-free, of course, I want to make something that they can eat.
This weekend, I offered to bring a fruit crisp to a pot luck hosted by friends, one of whom is gluten-free. Figuring that I would use oats and no wheat flour for the topping, I was confident that my dessert would be gluten-free. Would you have assumed the same?
Luckily, I happened to mention my plan to one of the hosts. He told me that oats are not always gluten-free. But how can that be? Oats don't contain gluten.Read More