Meet Sharon A. Kane

Meet our Freatured Food Allergy Advocate, Sharon A. Kane.  Sharon is highly sensitive to gluten, as well as to many common foods. Not wanting to give up eating bread, she discovered a way to make her own nourishing and satisfying gluten-free sourdough baked goods using only healthful, non-allergenic ingredients.FantasticallyFreeSharonKane

There was no information available when Sharon began experimenting with gluten-free sourdough bread so she took what she  learned from rye sourdough bread  technique and began working with it using gluten-free flours. After one year of much trial and many errors she succeeded! Her book, The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking is the result of 5 more years of experimentation and development.

Other Ways Sharon is Making a Difference

Currently, Sharon is preparing her commercial kitchen to manufacture her gluten free sourdough bread mixes and starters. The kitchen is scheduled to open in mid-October and will be gluten-free, vegan and nut free. No outside food or drink will be allowed into the actual kitchen area and the equipment will be used only for her bread mixes. Sharon say, “I am trying to make this kitchen as allergy safe as possible.”

To learn more about Sharon A. Kane and her Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking, visit

About Tiffany deSilva

Tiffany deSilva, MSW, CPC, is the Founder of Fantastically Free, a Make Difference Divsion of BrightFire Network, LLC. Tiffany is on a mission to help children, families, and adults live safe, healthy, and happy lives despite food allergies.

Feedback & Comments:

  1. Hello!
    My name is Tara Ryan I am a masters student at Columbia University. I am an Advanced Standing student, so I graduate in May and in class today was told to start thinking about what I would like to do with my MSW so I did some looking around and found your name! I have had a life threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts since I was four years old and I have spent years studying my allergy and learning to live with it and to help my friends and family with their allergies as well. I really am passionate for the subject, so to see that there are social workers in this field is so exciting for me! My masters will be in Advanced Clinical practice specifically in Health, Metal Health and Disabilities. I was wondering if you had any advice for me about how to where to start and how to set myself for work such as yours. I would really appreciate any advice! Thank you for your time!

    Tara Ryan
    Columbia University
    Sacred Heart University BSW

    • Hi Tara,

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment. It is great to meet you. One thing that was really helpful for me was actually working in the health care field for several years. When I was earning my MSW, I did my internship/practicum in several different health-related settings. If you could arrange to work at least a few days in an allergy clinic, that would be fantastic! Please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions. Good luck!

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