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Tell All Tuesday Featured Blogger is Chef Alain Braux

Please tell everyone a little about yourself
I am a classically trained French chef that developed a gluten allergy with age. I know, a French chef that cannot eat French bread and croissants? What’s up with that? So I decided to make the best of a bad situation and Voila! A GF French chef.

After a long career in the “traditional” food business, after I found out about my allergy, I decided to focus on creating GF food and desserts. I am lucky to be a chef and nutrition therapist at a progressive pharmacy – yes, a pharmacy not a restaurant. It’s called Peoples Pharmacy in Austin, TX. We offer a wide choice of GF, DF, CF, SF and Paleo food and desserts. We also offer GF groceries, GF cosmetics, grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chickens and eggs.
After playing around with GF food for a while, I decided to write a practical book on the subject: Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food by offering advices on how to live gluten and dairy-free, many pages of hidden sources of gluten and a long, long GF shopping list. To make it even more fun, I added about 80 GD/CF recipes. So far, I have received great feedback on it.
A couple of years later, after a nutritionist I respected mucho (I know, it’s not French) suggested it, I decided to try the Paleo way of life and lo and behold… it worked! So I wrote another book: Paleo French Cuisine. Can you see a French pattern here?
Please tell me about your gluten-free blog.
Because my interest are varied, my blog is all about what I am passionate about. Good and healthy food. GF, DF and Paleo. I think I am a little bit ADD. But I always make sure to include a GF or Paleo recipe from my books in each article.

I also am a passionate anti-GMO guy and blog about that too. For example, I have a long multi-posting presentation on what are GMOs and how to avoid them.

In my most recent posting I take apart the Flintstones supplements and offer healthier food and supplements alternatives.

How long have you been blogging?
I originally developed my website as a showcase for my private consulting services and books but about two years ago I decided to write more on my blog, not just my books.
Why did you start a gluten-free blog?
My passion is teaching and educating. I used to be a culinary educator and I loved that until my nutrition business became more important to me. I see my books and posts as a way to educate a larger audience than I would be able to reach locally.
What makes your blog different than anyone 
I am who I am: A chef with a passion for good tasting and healthy food. I try to combine my experience as a professional chef with my passion for nutrition and offer tasty recipes to folks with food allergies. I hope that it  makes me a little different. In my private practice I see so many kids with food allergies that I did not see a few years ago, it makes me sad. Food is supposed to be fun and yummy, not to give you a tummy ache. I see it as my mission to educate them. To that effect, in partnership with Moms Across America, I go around to schools and offer presentations of nutrition and GMOs.
What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future?
More of the same.
What do you love about gluten-free blogging most?
Offering practical advice and yummy recipes.
Do you do giveaways? If so, what was your favorite giveaway?
Being a self published author, I haven’t done a whole lot of them before but I will gladly do it for the right folks :-)

Tell me some of your favorite gluten-free blogs that you read.
I will tell you my three favorites, but they are not the only one, the GF blogoshere is vast: Heather Jacobson @ Stuffed Pepper, Kirsten Berman @ GlutenFreGal, Jessica Dean’s @, Jessica Meyer @ ATX Gluten Free. Is that more than three? And oh, I almost forgot the Gluten Free Dude.

How can people find you?
In many places all over the web…

My website, books and blog

My award-winning books:
“Paleo French Cuisine”

“Healthy French Cuisine for Less Than $10/Day”
“Living Gluten and Dairy-Free with French Gourmet Food”
“How to Lower your Cholesterol with French Gourmet Food”

My books


Love and GF chocolate. 

Chef Alain Braux


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    Thank you Chandice for posting this interview.

    Chef Alain

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