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As a chef, former caterer, and much-loved food blogger, Heather Christo's life revolves around food, so when she and her daughters were diagnosed with severe food allergies, she thought her life - and career - were over. With ingredients like gluten, dairy, nuts, and even cane sugar and black pepper permanently off the menu, Heather had to teach herself to cook all over again. Much to her surprise, however, she discovered that taking control of her family's diet and wellness led to a new sense of empowerment, bringing her family closer together than ever before while permanently banishing the ill health that had been their "normal" for years.

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Heather Christo

Born and raised in a large family in Seattle, Heather Christo graduated from the University of Washington as an Arts major, and promptly left for culinary school in San Francisco. She attended the California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, and graduated with honors. She was able to win an apprenticeship at one of San Francisco's top French restaurants, which turned into a job as pastry chef. Heather soon returned to Seattle, where she opened her own catering company. She spent several years throwing spectacular cocktail and dinner parties as well as serving as private chef for her Seattle clients. When Heather married in 2006, she hung up her chef's coat to start a family, and began her blog HeatherChristo.com dedicated to great food and entertaining. Heather and her husband Pete have been blessed with two beautiful young daughters, Olympia and Colette. When you don't find Heather in the kitchen with her husband, girls and friends then she is puttering in the garden with the dog or writing her blog.

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