Odd Question - freezer and microwave

Old May 13th, 2017, 12:19 PM
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The special pots and pans would help with the biggest issue I'd see with eating in a restaurant- cross contamination, given that she has so many allergies. I honestly don't think that it's practical to walk into any restaurant and expect them to fully understand it. I dine out with some relatives who have food tolerances and it's hard enough to patrol that- they almost have to talk directly to the cooks, because a lot of the time waiters don't really know exact ingredients- or just are clueless- we once got a waiter who had no idea that mayo and aioli were the same thing.

I see why it is difficult, but I also still don't think a freezer in a hotel room is a probable solution for the reasons newtome outlined.

In your situation, I would get an apartment for the month and have the daughter stay with me. Or have another adult stay with her at a hostel. She could still participate in the school stuff. But I think having access to kitchen would make her life so much easier.

Alternatively: ask a nearby restaurant to fry up just meat or fish on a daily basis. She could buy some raw ingredients at the store- basically salad stuff. Or whatever else she knows is safe. We've done this for fussy kids. I'm sure it would get monotonous but at least it would be fresh and wouldn't involve appliances.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 12:29 PM
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Actually -- the ONLY practical solution is probably to rent a studio or 1 bdrm apartment or aparthotel for her and either you stay w/ her or one of the chaperones stay there. Almost certainly, no hotel would allow a freezer or even a refrigerator of the size needed for a month's worth of food.

If the group is staying in a hostel, she'd likely have kitchen privileges, but there would be more likelihood of cross contamination.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 12:32 PM
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If she was just a bit older she could stay in the flat solo, but being 16 (someone posted that up thread - not sure if that is the case) you probably would want an adult w/ her.
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These blog posts discuss celiac options in Rome. They both include a link to an organization that can help. The restaurants listed all have separate kitchens and some only offer starch-free cuisine.

http://www.eatingitalyfoodtours.com/...ten-free-rome/

http://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-bl...free-in-italy/

Two food delivery options are listed on the Italian Celiac association website:

http://www.celiachia.it/DIETA/ricercaStrutture.php

Compass Group
06.5183831

Roman Catering
06.20627909
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Old May 13th, 2017, 04:32 PM
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Thank you cross check those links were helpful.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 07:56 PM
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I love that Italy provides a monthly stipend for celiacs and that all markets -
and pharmacies - have a large selection of foods.

Here's one more link I found:

http://thecoeliacplate.com/rome-gluten-free/

If you scroll down, there's a whole travel agency dedicated to celiacs in Italy. The owner can probably provided support and resources.

http://www.gillisholidays.com/accomo...sCoeliac=false
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I was hoping to get some advice on where to purchase a freeer.

frencharmoire gave you that very answer. It can be shipped to the hotel/apartment that YOU will be staying at then you can arrange to have it transferred to your daughter when its time.
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My family's allergies are not as life threatening, but I understand the challenges of transitioning them from your care to their own care. This could be a learning experience for both of you. Perhaps do some research beforehand on easy options that minimize preparation and freezing. I am traveling to Spain and was surprised about their Celiac awareness. Even McDonalds has to provide gluten free buns. I know that you have other starch issues, but you might be pleasantly surprised how behind we are in North America.
Good luck with the appliances and do reach out to the Italian celiac communities.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 03:42 AM
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freezer or even a refrigerator of the size needed for a month's worth of food.

One time I went to visit DD who wanted me to stock her freezer with favorite foods. She had a full size side by side. You CANNOT put a month's food in a small freezer even if a hotel would allow it. Time for realism.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 04:11 AM
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The OP I believe is staying in an apartment to prepare food during the month. I don't think she needs a freezer to store food for the entire month.
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The OP's original plan was indeed to prepare a month's worth of food - read the first post.

She has, I believe, been convinced that this will not work - read the whole thread.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 06:42 AM
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>>The OP I believe is staying in an apartment to prepare food during the month.
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