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Old 04-12-2019, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by puzzlegal View Post
Can you eat potatoes? I have a friend who is deathly allergic to all the nightshades -- tomato, potato, eggplant. I do sometimes cook for him.
Tomatoes are the only member of the nightshade family that causes me a problem. I happily eat potatoes and eggplants... except it's hard to find an eggplant recipe that doesn't have tomato in it for some reason....

I long ago gave up figuring any rhyme or reason to my list of food allergies. I can eat such major allergens as dairy and fish and shellfish and tree nuts with no problem. Tomatoes? Barley? Lentils? WTF?

I handed a list of my food allergies to a doctor once. He read the note, got a puzzled look on his face, and asked "what do all of these have in common?"

Near as I can tell, the only thing they all have in common is that I'm allergic to them...