According to the Daily Beast, an online daily news site, Gluten-Free is the #3 food trend for 2010.
Gluten-free products are not just for those unfortunate folks dealing with hypersensitive allergies. “So many people have wheat allergies, and even if they don’t, they just feel better if they don’t eat wheat,” The Fancy Food Show’s Ron Tanner says. While it used to be difficult, if not impossible, to make pasta without gluten (which is essentially the glue that holds the dough together) companies like Conte’s Pasta have figured out how to produce gluten-free dishes like ravioli and pierogies. It’s a good thing, too, because it can be “devastating” to give up anything containing wheat, barley, or rye, says the company’s Judy Sabella, who claims she often receives phone calls from teary-eyed customers, thanking her for bringing them back to the world of pasta.