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19 August 2008

The Buzz Around New England: Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies

Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies--winner for Outstanding Gluten Free Award from the Connecticut Specialty Food Association in 2007--are wheat-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free and milk-free.  The owner and founder, Liz Gilbert, knows firsthand about life with multiple food allergies. She developed food allergies as an adult and is now allergic to corn, gluten, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat and also some medications.

Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies is a commercial bakery offering a variety of cookies, tea breads, pies and more. Liz developed the recipes for these treats after months of working to discover the perfect combinations of ingredients to achieve the taste and texture she desired.  She's even taken classes at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in upstate New York.   

Formerly a human resources executive for a Fortune 500 company, Liz and Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies seem poised for great success making tasty treats without those ingredients so many people need to avoid.  Not surprising, demand is up, and Gilbert's is producing cookies in greater and greater numbers.  And it's nice to know Liz also tests her baked goods to verify certain allergens are not present. Perhaps Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies may soon come to a store near you! In the meantime, you can order directly from Liz.  

Gilbert's Gourmet Goodies is located in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Telephone 203.733.8217. Email liz@gilbertsgourmetgoodies.com.

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