Gluten free groceries

Old Dec 29th, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Gluten free groceries

I will be visiting the Dordogne region & staying near Eymet for a month. I am a coeliac & would like to know if anyone is familiar with the town & could tell me if there is a health food store/ Bio store where I would be able to purchase gluten free bread & cereals in Eymet.
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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 02:02 PM
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Don't know but Carrefour says they sell "bio" alimentation

http://www.carrefour.fr/magasin/market-eymet

go to the bottom section if the page for alimentation, then "bio"
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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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Bio on the Carrefour site refers to Organic food, not special diets food. Most supermarkets have a section for special diets though. Otherwise you could maybe try a pharmacie for your gluten free products.
The tourist information office may be able to help you too.

http://www.eymetguide.com/ has a forum - maybe it is worth joining and asking there?
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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Hi; If you ask for this brand,'valpiform', I think you will find some good glutin free products. Richard
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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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nettienettie - sometimes large hospitals (especially teaching hospitals) will have either knowledge of where to purchase gluten free products or they will have a store on their premises.

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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 05:45 AM
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You can print this card up in French. Could be very useful. Richard http://www.celiactravel.com/gluten-f...14-french.html
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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There are a few places that you might find useful, but they're not exactly in town:

http://www.biosfairsarlat.blogspot.com/
http://au-panier-bio.fr/#
http://www.lemasdemontet.com/frindex.htm
http://www.saint-aulaye.com/

Hope this helps!

Paul
www.gluten-free-connect.com
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Oh another thing - check the deep freeze cabinets at the supermarkets - you may find frozen gluten free bread there, plus some gluten free cakes and the like.


Luckily the gluten free symbol is used pretty much everywhere, and if it is not used there is now usually allergy info on the packet for you to check.
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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Agree with 'hetismij'; Good suggestion. All of the bagels, breads or French rolls I buy are in the deep freeze cabinets.
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Bio on the Carrefour site refers to Organic food, not special diets food.>

Bio does indeed seem to be a generic word for organic food - perhaps from biologique?

But a store near my French house where I stay has a huge "Bio" sign over it and sells organic foods.
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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Thanks everybody
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 07:11 PM
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Christina,I have checked out Carrefour site but they don't mention gluten free in particular but good to know there is one in Eymet. I'm sure they will have some things.
I will check out deep freezers as suggested, hetismij, for bread & also pharmacies. Have previously spent time in Pezenas & there was a great little health food shop there.
Have also joined Eymet forum ... great suggestion.
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"Aliments de régime" is the section you want in the stores.
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Old Dec 30th, 2010, 10:35 PM
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I don't hold out too much hope for you finding gluten free products in Eyment. Since it is a centre of anglophones in the Dordogne, there may be something, but the town is not that big. And the supermarkets in the area are not yet very sensitive to coeliac. There may be some specifically gluten free products, but again unlikely in the smaller centres.

What I found when my coeliac sister visited from Canada, was there there are some products in the health food stores - for instance, in Sarlat, near where I live, and almost certainly in Bergerac, which is close to Eymet.

The good thing is that you will be able to find lots of fresh products which don't include the gluten found in many North American prepared products.

If you have any French, you might want to look at the site for the 'Intolerants de gluten'
http://www.afdiag.org/
They used to publish a booklet with the French non-gluten products/producers, but I don't see it on the site right now.
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Thanks kerouac & carlux. I do eat mainly freshly prepared food but I do miss bread & cereal if I can't find them. I will have to stock up in Bergerac at beginning of trip.
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nettienettie - this excerpt comes from an article printed in the Globe and Mail newspaper (Toronto) dated October 22, 2010.

Visit a site such as GlutenFree Passport.com to purchase books and download mobile apps for safe eating while abroad. (Its “Let’s Eat Out with Celiac/Coeliac and Food Allergies,” for instance, travels through international ingredients and menus and helps you ask pointed questions such as: Was the crème brule dusted with butter and flour?) The site also offers free dining cards, which you can hand to the garçon to explain your inability to eat wheat, rye and barley.

While you’re packing, don’t forget to stash snacks, says Shelley Case, a dietician and leading expert on celiac disease. The author of Gluten Free Diet says she includes things such as snack bars, trail mix, raw vegetables and tuna in foil, just in case the airline forgets her gluten-free meal or her hotel doesn’t have a suitable breakfast.

I hope this helps you in your planning.

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Sorry - the website mentioned above should have no space between the words. It should read glutenfreepassport.com. Some great suggestions there.

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Just a question as to why you are staying near Eymet? It's the MOST British of the British area around Bergerac - 30% of the population. Often in the summer the French news does a rather bemused feature on the cricket and cucumber sandwiches that are popular in the village.

A rather incendiary article on the subject:
http://www.anorak.co.uk/181224/tablo...et-france.html

and somewhat more reasonable.
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/...e-2114797.html

But you may find that you need to get out and about to get more of a French experience.
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In the Dordogne you can probably quite easily find chestnut bread, which is gluten-free, if not at a regular grocery store then at a boulangerie artisanale. Probably other products made with chestnut flour as well.

Eymet is a British colony - is there a reason you chose that location?
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Old Jan 5th, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Hello Carlus & StCirq, Yes I realise that Eymet is a British colony. However, we are trying to arrange a home exchange in the Dordogne & you cannot always get exactly where you want to be. The place would really be a base from where we would explore the rest of the region & further afield. Thanks for the tip on chestnut flour bread. That is something I have yet to find in Australia!
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