On my recent vacation back home I visited my little (46 year old) sister and her family. As a family that is interested in all things culinary, her decision to go gluten-free came up. I asked why she did it, knowing that she nor anyone in her family has celiac disease, and got a lot of double-speak but no solid, logical answer.

I didn’t press the issue any further, so I don’t think I was a complete ass. Is this kind of dietary change something logical when one does not have a medical condition that requires it, or is it just something that upper middle class yuppies do to feel special somehow? I just don’t get it, especially when it means depriving yourself of so many tasty bread varieties.