Monday, July 13, 2009

New Gluten-Free cooking classes

These are from NTGIG's Betty Barfield:

Gluten-Free Cooking at Central Market in Southlake

When:Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Where: Central Market Southlake 1425 E. Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092

Claudia Pillow, Chef, Ph.D.,Speaker on Gluten Intolerance

Join us for this gluten-free cooking and baking class that includes a discussion and demonstration of gluten-free flour mixes and gluten-free flour, low carbohydrate alternatives (for diabetics). The class will conclude with smart tips for healthy gluten-free eating. Menu includes: Teff Rustic Pizza with Pesto & Brie Cheese; Flour Tortillas; Macaroni & Cheese; and Summer Roasted Vegetable Medley.

Cost $50

To enroll: (817) 310-5665

Hands-On Semi Private Gluten-Free Baking Classes

NEW!! Healthy Summer Vegetables

When: Thursday July16th 6-8pm.

Menu: Four different cooking techniques to fill up your summer plate with low-calorie, nutritious, fresh, seasonal produce: salad, roast, grill, and sauté. We will prepare Arugula, Avocado and Shaved Parmesan Salad with Walnut Oil, Roasted Ratatouille, Grilled Greens with Sesame Oil, and a Farm Market Fresh Sauté.

Semi Private Classes of 4 adults in the chef’s home in Southlake. Everyone participates in making the vegetable dishes, which will be packaged to take home. Bring your apron and have some fun.

Cost: $50 per person per class

Contact: Claudia Pillow at or

Claudia Pillow Bio:

Dr. Claudia Pillow has been studying and working with food for her entire life. A classically trained chef, her food philosophy is grounded by the life sciences, nutrition, and health. She believes a gluten-free diet is best for immune defense. In 2007, Claudia received her PhD in Health Studies from Texas Women's University. As part of her dissertation, she developed and tested a celiac disease school screening tool and is currently in the process of making the program available nationally. Prior to earning her doctorate, Claudia was a 1982 graduate of the New York Restaurant School and worked as a chef for Elizabeth Arden Inc., and a caterer in Princeton, New Jersey. A science degree and MBA from Rutgers University offered her the opportunity to jump to the corporate side of the food industry, where she was a product manager for Dorman Roth Foods (now Sargento Cheese), and the new product development manager at the 1990’s new age beverage trend setter, Soho Natural Beverages. Earlier in her business career, Dr. Pillow marketed first aid kits for Johnson & Johnson, a Fortune 100 Company.

Currently, Claudia has just completed The Immune Defense Diet Cookbook: The Gluten-Free Way to Eat Smart, Neutralize Inflammation, and Balance Your Health, (Agate Publishing) which she co-wrote with Annalise Roberts, and is set for release in January 2010. Her first book was The Food Philosopher’s® Guide to Epicurean Delights, (also co-written with Annalise Roberts), which led to the creation of their website, She lectures about gluten intolerance and teaches gluten-free cooking and baking classes in the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Dr. Pillow lives in Texas with her husband and two daughters, and serves on the Board of the Gluten Intolerant Group of North America, in Auburn, Washington.

1 comment:

rachelizabeth said...

Oh how I wish I could go! Too bad I don't live in the area anymore. I guess I'll have to keep my eyes open for things like that here where I live.