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Dr. Jean Duane is a social scientist currently focused on researching the social aspects of food/gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. Her company, Alternative Cook, LLC produces instructional DVDs (Chocolate, Mexican, Italian and Kids' Meals), video streams (alternativecook.comBake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Gluten Free Cooking Cookbook. She shows how to cook without gluten, dairy and other food-allergens. Prior to becoming a social scientist, Dr. Duane produced several spots for Comcast's Video on Demand, made television appearances on PBS and was a featured speaker at two International Association for Culinary Professionals' Conferences and at the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America's International Conference. She developed recipes for Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cooking Cookbook, for Beautiful Sweets bakery and was featured in Better Homes and Gardens special Christmas Cookies. Dr. Jean Duane is a certified chef, has an MBA, and a PhD. A researcher, cooking instructor, speaker, and magazine writer, she won Kiplinger's "Dream in You" contest in 2006.

  1. Celiac.com 02/13/2020 - I made a rare visit to a cousin a year or so after I was diagnosed with celiac disease. As the youngest child in a large extended family, my cousin was closer to my mother...
  2. Celiac.com Article:Four-In-One Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe View full article
  3. Celiac.com 12/28/2019 - Nothing is better than a homemade warm cookie right from the oven, and this easy recipe makes FOUR different (gluten and dairy free) delights! These tender, flavorful treats...
  4. My husband gave me an “adventure island hopping tour” to Greece for a graduation present that included two dedicated guides, all meals, and one or two adventures a day with a group of thirteen oth...
  5. Celiac.com 07/12/2019 - "I think you might be reacting to gluten." How many times do you want to say that to loved ones who are suffering with familiar symptoms? Many of the people I interviewed...
  6. Celiac.com 02/01/2019 - When I was first diagnosed, I couldn’t believe the “rhetoric” about how sensitive a person with celiac disease is. It just didn’t resonate. I remember being told at a suppo...
  7. Celiac.com 10/17/2018 - In the interviews I conducted last year, the Celiac.com viewers shared with me some disturbing stories about how others either sabotaged their gluten-free diet or how their...
  8. Celiac.com 07/13/2018 - I went to a friend’s home for dinner. A few days before, she called and asked me what I could eat. I asked her what she was planning to make, and she said she was grilling m...
  9. Celiac.com 01/11/2018 - Gluten-free, food allergies and celiac disease have reached the media in the form of jokes and ridicule. This is a serious development because the media influences viewer...
  10. Celiac.com 09/20/2017 - A half-time report on what we've learned about each other so far in the Relational Aspects of Food Sensitivities research. The study is geared toward gaining perspective...
  11. Celiac.com 08/18/2017 - In a recent issue of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, we announced a research study/survey for adults who are 18 or older and living the "gluten-free" lifestyle in a household...