Friday Food Post: Diagramming Diners' Diets

How to cook brunch if one guest is vegetarian and another avoids gluten, nuts and dairy.

Well, you said "no meat."

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These days, it's not uncommon to give a dinner party where you find that one person's a vegan, a second eats gluten free, the third is allergic to tree nuts, and a fourth will not eat shellfish or berries. After you add up all the religious and moral prohibitions, the allergies, the sensitivities, and the preferences, what remains to serve your guests is ... a nice big helping of air. HEPA-filtered, low-humidity air.

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