It’s fair to say that this seems to be the decade of the “dietary requirement.” If you have ever managed to host a dinner party without an attendee inquiring about whether the bread has “traces of gluten”, whether you used “vegan cheese” for the lasagne, or if the chocolate pudding is “keto-friendly”, then you have fortuitously, got away scot-free.

As we become progressively more aware of our bodies, its strengths and its pitfalls, it comes as no surprise that every other person has a requirement of some shape or form. As a result, certain chefs and cooks have devised substitutes to allow those with allergies and restrictions to continue to bond over what is arguably the most enjoyable social and communal experience of all.