I have always considered myself quite a nice person. I like food of all shapes, flavours and colours. From every country and continent. I don’t discriminate, I am an equal opportunity eater. It’s only the doctors who say I’m intolerant. And certain foods who refuse to tolerate me. They certainly refuse to recognise and respect my right to eat them without major physical discomfort and distress.

Gluten and lactose are not my friends.

Despite the negative attitudes surrounding me from many of those I love best, (cakes, ice cream, hot toast) I decided to become a chef. Not always easy when you live in a bread and milk filled world. I like to think that this has helped me become a better person as I embrace my differences and refuse to let the gluten get me down. I believe InTolerance. I am the InTolerant Chef.

Food should not be about what you can’t eat, but what you can and what you enjoy eating. This blog is about my journey of cooking and eating and discovery. It’s not a definitive guide to allergy awareness nor do my intolerances make me an expert. Your body is your responsibility, not mine. I only know what works for me.

I can tell you this..... No glutens were harmed in the making of this website.

May 27, 2010

First Post

Hello everybody, welcome to my first ever post of the InTolerant Chef!

I ask you to be patient, as this is a whole new experience for me too. I'm sure that changes will be made as I become more proficient at blogging and as I think of new ideas and content.

This blog is about my journey of cooking, eating and discovery. It's not a definitive guide to allergy awareness, nor do my intolerances make me an expert. Your body is your responsibility, not mine. I only know what works for me.

I am a mother, a wife, a chef and will be wearing all these hats at various times and looking at things from all these points of view. I hope to cover lots of InTolerant recipes, reviews on InTolerant restaurants, products and the occasional guest blogger. Hopefully we can learn from each other and have some fun on the way.

I plan on posting about once a week, sometimes more, so stay in touch and let your friends know about the InTolerant chef!

So tell me readers, what would you like to see on this blog?


  1. Welcome to blogging! I hope you find it rewarding and fun. As for what we'd like to see on it-whatever interests or intrigues you will do!

  2. These look absolutely scrummy, but I have not yet the skills to attempt "extreme cooking" and thus have neither a blowtorch nor the courage to use one! Will browning the meringue in the oven dry out the cakes too much?