Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gluten-free baking and cooking classes open at HCCC
this fall

Gluten sensitivity and intolerance affects 15 percent of the U.S. population, and 1 percent suffers from celiac disease. In an effort to help those sensitive to gluten, Jersey City, N.J.-based Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is offering four-week gluten-free baking and cooking classes starting in October in the school's Culinary Arts Institute.

"Gluten-Free Desserts" will meet Saturdays, beginning Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. "Gluten-Free Artisanal Breads and Savories" will meet on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 21. Lisa Roberts-Lehan, a classically trained chef who was diagnosed with sever gluten intolerance 12 years ago, will teach the courses, which will be held in the conference center at the Culinary Arts Institute.

More information about the courses will be available at a special Open House in the conference center on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. Visit to learn more.

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