Are food allergies on the rise? Or maybe it's just awareness. Whether it be a dairy or peanut allergy or a newly discovered gluten reaction, it seems that everyone I know is allergic to something.
I was at a party the other night that had a respectable spread. I could tell that the host went through some trouble whipping up a sizable number of finger foods. I was dishing out my third helping of "Lil' Smokies" when I heard someone ask, "I'm allergic to wheat. Don't you have anything that's gluten free?"