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About Amy

Amy Jones Anichini is the Founder of Egg-Free Epicurean (formerly an allergy-safe bakery) and a consultant to start-up food businesses. She is also a wife, mother of two, food allergy advocate, and author. Ms. Anichini holds an MBA in Finance from the Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BS in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds the CFA charter.

Book for Kids About Overcoming Bullying Co-Written by EFE Founder & Her 9-Year-Old Daughter

Amy Jones Anichini, Founder of Egg-Free Epicurean, and her daughter Chase have published a book for children about overcoming bullying. Chase (who happens to have life-threatening allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and eggs) was the target of emotional bullying for … Continue reading

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You Asked, We Listened: Egg-Free Epicurean Becomes the Teacher

Egg-Free Epicurean is changing our business model:  we are shifting away from being product-related  to  focus more on education. Oh, OK, great. But what does that mean? Since we started Egg-Free Epicurean, we have received many requests from our customers … Continue reading

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Resource Documents for Parents of Elementary School Students with Food Allergies

After our recent blog post, “Why Do We Need Sweets in School?” several of you asked us for copies of the documents we have in place with our school to care for our child who has life-threatening food allergies. We … Continue reading

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Why do We Need Sweets at School?

So, I just completed my daughter’s annual memo’s which our school has agreed to distribute in an effort to help keep Cate – my third grader with life threatening allergies to eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts – safe while she … Continue reading

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Food Rules for a Child with Multiple Life-Threatening Allergies

No matter how many years our food allergic daughter has been in the public school system, I still get nervous as we enter those last few weeks before the start of a new school year. Will the teachers, staff, and … Continue reading

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Have You Hugged Your Non-Food Allergic Child Today?

Parental Balancing Act Going Well (or so I think) I am the lucky mother of two darling daughters; let’s call them Jane and Cate.  Jane, age 11, has no food allergies and Cate, age 8,  has life-threatening allergies to eggs, … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead For the Food Allergic Child’s Birthday

In the first installment of our series, “The Importance of Planning Ahead,” we’re discussing planning ahead for the food allergic child’s birthday. Recently, our bakery got a call from a mom who needed a cake for her food allergic child’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Share Our Best Practices for Living with Food Allergies

I’m so excited to start a new blog series for the parents of food allergic children on best practices for living with food allergies. My hope is that we can get a dialog going and teach each other. I’ll introduce … Continue reading

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Tips from a Seasoned Egg-Free Baker: Yellow Cake Without Eggs

  Let’s face it: none of us wants food allergies to impact our lives. But one of the most rewarding aspects of being part of the food-allergic community is that it is, in fact, a community. We are here to … Continue reading

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What Does the Onset of Flu Season Have to do with an Egg Allergy?

When our girls were born, he insisted that they get the flu shot as soon as it was acceptable to the pediatrician. The Centers for Disease Control agreed with him, so our girls also got their annual flu shot, but I still never did. Continue reading

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The Real Problem with Halloween

For food allergic children, the big problem with Halloween is it is yet one more time when it is thrown in their face that they cannot do what other children can do. Continue reading

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Back-to-school food allergy to-do list

Time to prepare for going back to school – is your paperwork complete? Schedule that annual visit with the allergist now and make sure he/she completes the appropriate forms so that the school can administer epinephrine in case of an … Continue reading

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Why we started our food business: To make the lives of people with food allergies easier

We created our company not just to sell our cookies to customers, but hopefully also to bakeries and coffee shops so other parents could have a safe choice for their kids. If a bakery or coffee shop carried baked goods without eggs, without peanuts, without tree nuts, moms of kids with those allergies would resume patronizing them again. Continue reading

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Food allergy safety at summer camp

Don’t drop the ball while your children are in camp these last few weeks Continue reading

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