Let me just start off by saying I understand that by being invited to a party, I’m already super lucky. Complaining about said party, is really bad form. But I’ve never claimed to have great form, so here goes. You know, party people, you don’t have to put flour in everything you put out on the buffet. You really don’t. Here’s a lovely list of options: Flourless chocolate cake, roasted vegetables, cheese trays with crackers optional, chicken satay with no flouring of the chicken parts. I could go on and on, and I will if anyone ever wants to consult me. I have a very reasonable fee.
I’ve already moaned about Wolfgang Puck and his crew, and now I’m going to moan about an American Idol party I was privileged to attend. (I know! I’m such a jerk.) Look at all this gluten:
I ate some meat chunks and called it a day.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to go to a fancy (or non-fancy, I’m not picky) party. Mostly because I love appetizers and gossip. I would just love to go to one single catered event that didn’t pull out the bag of wheat and dump it all over the table. Party planning people are already super tuned into the fact that there are many vegetarians in the world. Hence, the fantastic vegetarian options at any given event. This is progress. But don’t these caterers and menu planners know that gluten-free is the world’s biggest trend, right behind racist tweets? I’m pretty sure J Lo left the party without eating because she’s on the gf tip and she, just like me, was wildly disappointed in the offerings. Either that, or Jenny from the block is vegan.
Those poor home-bound vegans. Someone else is going to have to advocate on their behalf, I’m just here to get some nibbles without pooping my pants. Is that too much to ask for, along with my exclusive invitation?
So, caterers, what do I have to do to get you to go gluten-free?