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Gluten-free Baking Flour In Italy?

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Ciao!

I am an American stationed overseas in Italy and I'm looking for gluten free flour to bake with for my ds. There is a farmacia not too far from our house that has a lot of gluten free items, but they all seem to have dairy or egg in them which he is also allergic to. Same thing with the gluten free section at the local Coop store. Any other suggestions? The commissary doesn't carry any, though they do have some Bob's Red Mill items and I may be able to request other BRM products. My Italian is poor, we haven't been here THAT long! So I don't even know what things might be called when you get into the more specialty flours (ie beyond rice, which is riso).

Nancy

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You could try to reach Antonio Rotunno in Abruzzo. He works for a company Bio Alimenta which makes gluten-free pasta ( best I ever had) 0872-994053 or antonio@bioalimentasrl.it - I met him and his wife in Japan in March at a food show. Great guy & perfect English. Don't know if you can buy the corn meal from him or he may be able to help with other flours or offer suggestions.

good luck

Ken

I'll be working in Parma for 6 weeks this summer and looking forward to hearing about what you can find.

Ciao!

I am an American stationed overseas in Italy and I'm looking for gluten free flour to bake with for my ds. There is a farmacia not too far from our house that has a lot of gluten free items, but they all seem to have dairy or egg in them which he is also allergic to. Same thing with the gluten free section at the local Coop store. Any other suggestions? The commissary doesn't carry any, though they do have some Bob's Red Mill items and I may be able to request other BRM products. My Italian is poor, we haven't been here THAT long! So I don't even know what things might be called when you get into the more specialty flours (ie beyond rice, which is riso).

Nancy

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Ciao Nancy,

Ask your farmacia to procure for you the Orgran products. It is an Australian company that has distribution of their products in Italy. All of their products are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, OGM free and Vegan and the ones I've tried are really good (yellow cake mix, vanilla and chocolate animal cookies come to mind). I don't recall if they also do baking flour but I do remember seeing egg substitute mix. I can get them at my local gluten-free store (see if you have Celiachia store in the area, it is a franchise). Is your DS registered on the Italian health system (SSN)? If so, he is entitled to government coupons to purchase gluten-free food. You should also sign up with the local chapter of the Associazione Italiana Celichia to get the food book listing of gluten-free declared products (from mainstream companies too) and the monthly newsletters.

Feel free to message me about being gluten-free in Italy. I'm here too!

tanti auguri!

Amelia

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Hi,

I used these products and they are very good! The flours are light and fluffy and make nice baked products.

http://www.schaer.com/en/

You should be able able to find them at the pharmacy. If the boxes dont have the english version, you can look up the receipes on line in english.

Good Luck,

Theresa

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