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Gluten Intolerant Chef Launches Weezie's Gluten-Free Bakery in Fort Lauderdale

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A food aficionado since financing her way through college by working at a French bakery, Dutton never considered baking as a career, just a way to pay tuition bills. Learning the art of baking bread and croissants between computer science classes, she went to work in the luxury yacht market after graduating.

Accepting her gluten-free fate optimistically, Dutton struggled to find tasty baked-good alternatives. She missed the chewy texture of pizza and the refreshing taste of beer most. Recalling her stint in the French bakery, Dutton began experimenting with recipes to make bread without the gluten, and have it actually taste good.

And then one day she did it.

Keeping her recipe top secret to ensure a successful business, she manipulated her original bread recipe to create pizza crust, cookies, cake and everything currently in her shop. But the hard part wasn't over yet.

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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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