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Catalin Valera

    Catalin Varela is an American living in Florence. She was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2016 and has since become the founder of The Celiac in Italy). Catalin teaches online Italian cooking classes (all gluten-free of course), consults clients on traveling safely in Italy as a celiac, and is an English+Italian speaking resource for all things gluten-free Italy.

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    FOOD + WINE

    Castagnaccio: the naturally gluten-free Florentine dessert

    Try making this easy and local gluten-free dessert, which was typically a poor man's winter dish.

    FOOD + WINE

    Five gluten-free restaurants for celiacs in Florence

    Italy may seem like the worst place for celiacs, but it is quite the opposite. Here are five gluten-free restaurants in Florence.

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