The Independent, my favourite newspaper, has – sadly – let me down today.

Every Saturday, it provides a 50 Best feature, which is always interesting – how many of the 50 Best Beaches have I visited? Would I wear any of the 50 Best Women’s Coats, and so on. This week it is 50 Best Food Luxuries, and at no.13, it recommends spelt flour, saying “It’s perfect for the gluten-intolerant”.

No! No!

I quote from the Coeliac UK site:

Spelt is an ancient strain of wheat and research indicates that it is toxic to people with coeliac disease. Spelt is not suitable for a gluten-free diet.

And here I thought you could believe everything you read in the newspaper … Do you think they’d be interested in 50 Best Ways to Live Gluten Free? I’d love to have a go at that!