James Miller - Coeliac Diary


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Greece and Especially Crete


I've been to Greece several times both before and since diagnosis. I've not really had a problem as although the average waiter isn't as knowledgeable as say they are in Egypt, the food is pretty safe. I've always liked things like souvlaki, which are fine as basically they are meat, onions and peppers on a skewer. Crete also has quite a bit of fish.

Don't forget the celiactravel cards as they usually work. But most restaurants speak pretty good English.

Whatever you do in Creete, go to the folk museum in Heraklion. You'll understand why Cretans are so different to the Greeks and why they aren't that keen on the Germans.


Sunday, August 06, 2006



Had lunch/tea at Carluccios at Bicester Shopping Village today.

They knew what I could have and what I couldn't when I said I was a coeliac. We wanted the Massimo Antipasto as a starter, so they split it in two, with bread and the chicken on one plate for my wife and everything else on a large plate to share. They also cooked my liver without flour and it was very good.

Interestingly, their new menu asks you to state your allergies to the waitress. Pizza Express does that too, so things are getting better.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Recent Advances in Coeliac Disease


I found this on the Internet.