A Definitive Guide to the Best Holiday Foods I Can’t Eat Because I’m Celiac

I don’t want your pity. I want your panettone.

Jill Francis
7 min readDec 27, 2021

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A panettone bread wrapped in the traditional baking wrapper against a dark background.
Photo by Food Photographer | Jennifer Pallian on Unsplash

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 20 years ago, which was long before the fancy people decided that complete, yet pointless restriction of gluten was a fabulous way to lose weight because you’re less bloated and also to lose friends because you won’t…

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Jill Francis

American immigrant in Italy with too many degrees in Psychology. I write about everything I’m afraid of. jillfranciswrites@gmail.com