Darwen food fair will offer gluten free choices to coeliacs affected by NHS prescription cuts

A FOOD fair is to offer gluten free choice for coeliacs affected by prescription cuts.

The gluten free food fair in Darwen will offer people with coeliac disease more options for mealtimes, following cuts to food available on prescription locally.

The event, organised jointly by the Preston and East Lancashire groups of national charity Coeliac UK, takes place at Darwen Vale High School on Saturday, April 1.

There will be around 30 stalls selling everything from gluten free pasta to pies and beer to brownies with local producers bringing gluten free cookies, cupcakes, chutneys and sauces. There will also be freshly made gluten free fish and chips and freshly ground coffee.

Following a consultation East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced they will no longer support the prescribing of gluten free foods on the NHS.

From April individuals who require gluten free food will be expected to buy them themselves.

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BANDON — A crown awaits the cook with the cranberry touch. Culinary queens and kings need only whip up their best cranberry concoction to enter the Queen of the Kitchen contest in Bandon’s annual Cranberry Festival. The 2015 Cranberry Festival Food Fair is set for Sept. 11 and 12, in Bandon.

Contestants compete for the crown in three categories, Queen of the Kitchen, best overall; Jr. Queen of the Kitchen, youth age 10 and younger, aided by an adult; Aspiring Chef, age 11 to 18 years. Find contest rules and entry forms online at bandon.com/cranberry-festival.

The food fair and cooking contest are almost as old as the Cranberry Festival. The competition was added the second year of the festival, in 1948. The winner is crowned at the Coronation Ceremony and greets the festival throng in the Saturday parade.

The blind judging system has delivered a few surprises over the

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Westfield Valley Fair Teams With Kitchen United

Westfield Valley Fair, a shopping center in Silicon Valley, is partnering with Kitchen United, a ghost kitchen company, to deliver a streamlined, multi-restaurant ordering solution.

“Our partnership with Kitchen United introduces a new and convenient way for guests to experience their favorite food items on the go, while also driving increased revenue to our restaurant partners,” said Kate Diefenderfer, director of marketing for Westfield Valley Fair, in a statement.

“With the flexibility to place one order with multiple restaurants simultaneously, regardless of location, restaurants have the ability to capitalize on the demand for food to go, while our guests receive a customized dining experience,” she added.

The partnership will bring the MIX platform, Kitchen United’s multi-concept ordering technology, to the shopping center format. Kitchen United houses multiple restaurant brands under one roof for delivery and takeout.

Restaurants located within Valley

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In Peggy Rathmann’s beloved 1994 picture book, “Good Night, Gorilla,” a zookeeper closes up for the night unaware that the animals he thinks he has secured in their cages are tiptoeing behind him in order to follow him home. Gideon Sterer’s picture book “The Midnight Fair” (Candlewick, 32 pages, $16.99) tells a different story, but with its glowing colors, secretive animals and air of mischief it partakes of similar delights.

In Mariachiara Di Giorgio’s beautiful and atmospheric paintings, wild creatures watch a grassy fairground from a safe distance as carnies set up tents, rides and food stands. That night, the animals wait until the human visitors have streamed away. One last fellow whistles as he locks up and drives off, leaving the fair’s delights unguarded. The raccoons have no trouble exploiting a gap in the chain-link fence, and soon beasts of all sizes are gamboling and reveling: lining up for

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