For all those out there who are living gluten-free due to celiac intolerance, today is for you! The U.S. Senate passed a resolution in 2006 declaring that September 13th is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day here in the United States. This particular day was chosen because it is the birthday of Dr. Samuel Gee, who was a pioneer in celiac disease research. Dr. Gee is known for being the first person to discover a link between celiac disease and diet.

Even though gluten-free options are becoming more widely available, this holiday is important because  many still do not know where and how to live gluten-free. Today is the day to get your family, friends, and perhaps even your community involved in learning more about celiac disease and living gluten-free!

In honor of National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, we want to tell you about one of our upcoming titles that we think will be a big hit with people who are living gluten-free. Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free, Fourth Edition: Eat Safely in Any Restaurant at Home or Abroad is written by Kim Koeller and Robert La France, who combine first-hand knowledge of living with celiac disease and much experience in the restaurant industry.

Kim Koeller is an internationally acclaimed speaker, global consultant, and author and creator of the award-winning Let's Eat Out! series of books, eBooks, and mobile applications. She is the founder and president of AllergyFree Passport and its affiliate GlutenFree Passport, which educates businesses and consumers about special diet lifestyles, gluten- and allergy-free market trends, product manufacturing, food labeling, and technology. Robert La France is a restaurant industry veteran who has spent over 18 years across all aspects of restaurant operations and has worked with Asian, European and North American cuisines.

Together, these two authors provide you with Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free, which is an easy-to-use resource that will help you to:

  • Dine close to home or around the world while managing gluten-free diets and food allergies.
  • Learn how to avoid meals with gluten, wheat, corn, dairy, egg, fish, peanut, shellfish, soy, and tree nuts in French, Indian, Italian, Mexican, steak and seafood, Chinese, and Thai restaurants.
  • Avoid hidden allergens and cross contamination.
  • Ask the right questions and order safe meals with or without gluten-free menus and allergy meal charts.
  • Plan trips, holidays, and business travel with detailed checklists for snacks, airlines, hotels, and cruise lines.
  • Explore overseas destinations with chef translation cards and international travel tips.

Be sure to check out Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free! It is a key resource for anyone living with celiac disease and for those choosing to live a gluten-free lifestyle! Plus previous editions of the book have gotten really fantastic reviews:

"Highly recommended... Essential for the international traveler, restaurant diner and home cook with celiac / coeliac disease or any food allergy." —Library Journal

"Simply outstanding... offers an exclusive perspective on innovative strategies for pursuit of an allergen-free healthy diet without the necessity to stay home." —Midwest Book Review, 5 out of 5 stars

"Well-organized and comprehensive...Excellent guides for ordering tasty, fulfilling meals." —ForeWord Clarion Review, 4 out of 4 stars

"Thorough and comprehensive... [Offers a] full range of information about major restaurant cuisines, ingredients and preparations." —Restaurants & Institutions Magazine

"Built on a framework of empowerment... packaged into a superbly professional, high quality text for both patients and practitioners." —Today's Dietitian

"You can eat out and enjoy it... thanks to these invaluable reference tools for safe gluten-free and allergen-free eating." —American Celiac Disease Alliance

"Very informative and well-written... added to our recommended book list." —Kids with Food Allergies (US).