Seems about as obvious a chain of events as Paula Deen getting type 2 diabetes, doesn't it? Wait, didn't gout disappear in 1782? (The restaurant critic writing this post grows a little sweaty, flexes toes to make sure they're not producing burning, stinging pain.)
You never really quite appreciate just what a cornucopia of food alternatives exists -- just how many culinary directions you can set off in -- until a few are cut off and you're forced to re-route yourself. That's a lesson that people with celiac disease and with diabetes have learned. It's what vegetarians have long asserted. And it's what gout is teaching me.Congratulations/sympathies to Bruni. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to inhale a bag of kale.