Worried about what to serve guests with food allergies this festive season? More and more people have food allergies now. Having a wheat intolerance or allegeries to gluten means people miss out on Christmas goodies like mince pies, Christmas Pudding or even sides like bread sauce or having vegetables or meats that have been coated in breadcrumbs to add crispiness.
At Great British Chefs we have a number of staff with food allergies, so we’re always aware to try to cater for them where we can or at least offer a gluten free alternative.
Josh Eggleton’s glazed ham hock with all the trimming & a gluten-free bread sauce is a great example of this. It looks beautiful on the festive table, and can delight after Christmas too with all the delicious recipes you can make with the leftovers.
Leaving the hock bone in the ham gives it a “wow factor” for a big celebration.
The great thing here is gluten free bread sauce, an amazing alternative to the traditional sauce and perfect for those guests who are gluten intolerant. Serve with delicious seasonal vegetables and parsley sauce
Find out more about Josh Eggleton on Great British Chefs’ website & he’s also just published a book for his award winning countryside pub - The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna.
Packed with stunning photography, recipes and the story of how Josh became a Michelin starred chef at the age of 27 at his pub The Pony & Trap, it would make an great gift for food lovers & anyone training to be a chef & looking for a motivating story of how both a pub & someone under 30 can achieve success.
Do you have anyone with a food allergy that you’re catering for this Christmas? How have you adapted dishes to make sure they have a fantastic meal? We’re discussing this over on Great British Chefs Facebook page