Katie 2015-12-08 15:07:06
i have a friend with a severe, kill-her-type peanut allergy. well, her
familiy still ate peanut butter in the house, so she wasn’t so severe that
the smell could kill her, but if she ate a peanut it would kill her. she’s
coming to visit Ottawa later this spring, hopefully. is it safe for me to
take her to certain types of restaurant, or are they all off limits? i
obviously would never take her to a chinese food place, but could i take her
anywhere at all? it seems like danger lurks around every corner! she’s my
best buddy, so you know, i don’t want to kill her or anything. advice
Holden 2015-12-08 15:07:11
Since she lives with it everyday, ask her. She would know the
limits and provide you direction.
Also, you could be one of those people that phone every restaurant
asking endless questions about preparation. There are ‘allergy friendly’
places to eat, you just have to find them.
Not a lot of peanuts used in Italian cooking, is there?
Katie 2015-12-08 15:07:19
i think i probably will phone around a bit. i wish i could just take her
out without having to quiz her, you know? although i suppose she’s used to
it. i guess, just being vegan, i wish that i could just go to any
restaurant and know that there will be something to eat, without having to
make a production of it. just want the same for her with her allergy.
Temperance 2015-12-08 15:07:26
Italian cooking? Pesto is often one to avoid. I have very severe nut and
sesame seed allergy. I rarely eat out but before we do I visit the place and
ask to speek to the cook explaining I have a nut allergy. If she’s anything
like me she will feel very uncomfortable eating somewhere strange.
I’m sure she would rather you ask her what you can arrange for her. I have
often gone hungry as I’ve been in situations where nobody thought about what
food was around. You mentioned Vegan. That’s a difficult one as they use a
lot of nuts etc. However find yoour local health food shop ask them if they
know where you could try for a meal.
Holden 2015-12-08 15:07:31
For clarification, the original poster asked about peanuts.
A legume, and not related to nuts in anyway.
Sesame seed allergy is a little more common than even
most allergists would believe; it often goes untested
and the extracts can be difficult to come across.
Curious, do you happen to know *what* nut? One thing
I continually rail against are allergists who test with a ‘nut mix’.
Nothing drives me crazier, and I always convert them to testing
for single nuts.
cooking? Pesto is often one to avoid. I have very severe nut and
Temperance 2015-12-08 15:07:41
That is not what I was told in the UK. Here in our area if you have a peanut
allergy you are told to stay away from all nuts for safety reasons. Some
peanut allergy sufferers are also allergic to coconut and that is not a nut as such.