I had no idea glove requirements were a thing. As someone who loves to cook, I can’t imagine wearing gloves to touch the food. Worse, it would be like a crutch. Instead of my obsessive hand washing during food prep, I could see being tempted to rely on gloves as a crutch, even as they get dirtier and dirtier. Conversely, doing the equivalent of obsessive hand washing could mean dozens of pairs of gloves per day. That’s crazy!

Allergy Fakers

Fascinating article about the havoc raised in restaurants by allergy fakers. I would never think to say I was “allergic” to something I simply didn’t like, or was slightly sensitive to. It includes a look at the history of allergy and celiac recognition and diagnosis, and at the backlash starting to grow in response to people who use the A word to bludgeon restaurants into providing special treatment they don’t actually need.