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The aroma of warm fried dough melty with powdered sugar was so intoxicating that Jennifer Kurzdorfer started eating it on the drive home. Since Kurzdorfer was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010, fried dough was a rare treat, since gluten – found in wheat flour and other ingredients – could send her digestive tract into riot mode. But it said gluten-free on the men…

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Learning that all three of their children had celiac disease was bad enough. Then came the frustration of paying top dollar for gluten-free baked goods that weren’t very good. Six years later, Lisa Jermyn and her husband, Tim, have turned that frustration into a business – the first completely gluten-free restaurant in the area. From breakfast sandwiches and panca…

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Falafel Bar has taken over Fables Café in the Central Library, expanding its hours and broadening its menu with Mediterranean, vegan and gluten-free offerings. Oded Rauvenpoor, the Israeli chef-owner of Falafel Bar, 3047 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, is also expanding the hours of the café, at 1 Lafayette Square. It’ll be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for now, including Saturday. Rau…

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When the bakers of Lexington Co-Op started work on their Valentine's Day treats, Kanye West served up some inspiration. "I love you more than Kanye loves Kanye" appears on the Co-Op's flourless chocolate cake ($7.99), suitable for chocolate fans and gluten-free sweethearts. It's also available on the cake-sized chocolate chip cookie ($7.99), available in regular and vega…

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Daily Planet Coffee Co. plans to open on Hertel Avenue on Black Friday. Carside service will be available after 5 a.m., for shoppers looking for a caffeine infusion, said owner Michael Caputi. The building, at 1862 Hertel Ave., at the corner of Parker Avenue, was known as the former Parker’s Pharmacy, but was most recently Encompass Coffee. Caputi wants his business to …

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Twenty-five years ago, Krista Van Wagner and husband, Kirk Van Wagner, added Caribbean flavors to the menu at Curly’s. Jamaican jerk chicken was as unusual for Lackawanna as iguanas are in the Antarctic, but Curly’s made it work. Two years ago, Shea Zappia took over the kitchen, adding Asian flavors from Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. My recent meal there showe…