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Dee Muma: Baker and Restaurateur as breads, brownies and more. They don’t have to worry about harming themselves. “I didn’t want them iverhead, the gateway to North Fork Wine to be a punishment to eat, they had to be delicious. Now people eat the gluten-free items voluntarily.” Country has so much to see and do—and EAT! When asked what the best selling items she makes Dee Muma, Co-owner of both Darkhorse and Tweed’s restaurants in Riverhead, has been baking were, she answered, “I’d have to say the blondies, for most of her life. She also co-owns Spicy’s BBQ in mock rye bread and challah. Challah is a Jewish bread.” Muma doesn’t have a favorite item on the Riverhead. Muma started her career in food at the age of 10, menu, she noted. “I’ve been a life long foodie, like a doing bread routes in order to pay for her hobby of tiger eating a goat. I’m always thinking what’s next? horseback riding. She made bread and delivered it by It’s a sport to me, I’m always thinking what I’ll have bicycle. At the age of 10 and a half she started doing next.” Gluten intolerance is catering. when a person suffers Being too young to from barley and wheat drive she would either Approximately 10% of the U.S. allergies. Approximately leave a list of the items population suffers from gluten 10% of the U. S. population she needed for her suffers from this; it can parents or she would go intolerance, allergies to barley be a very serious disease. to the store with them Tweed’s Restaurant & and pick them out. She and wheat. Buffalo Bar, is another was able to get $1 a head establishment in for her catering services Riverhead co-owned by Muma. “It’s a lot darker and she did all the work by herself. Dark Horse, which has been open for a year and it has a clubby-type feel to it. I leave that up this September, is located at 1 East Main Street to (her husband) Ed to take care of,” she explains. in Riverhead. It is well known for it’s gluten-free At Tweed’s they offer Bison Rubens, cabbie soup, baked goods. What started Muma baking gluten- burgers, a full bar and much more. The bison is free products was that for 10 years she believed raised locally on the owners’ North Fork farm. Bison she suffered from gluten-intolerance. However she in lower in fat than is beef. Their farm is 240 acres and is the only bison farm refused to go to the doctor to get a diagnosis. At first she started to bake items that were gluten-free on Long Island. There’s a total of only about 1,000 and openly admitted that they “tasted terrible.” “I buffalo in the state of New York. Muma mentioned wanted them to taste just as good as the real thing. that, “with buffalo meat there is no fat to hide it if a It took a little tinkering here and there but I was dish has been overcooked. If it’s overcooked, that’s able to achieve my goal.” Now that there are items that.” At her barbeque restaurant, Spicy’s, located at on the menu that are gluten-free, people who suffer from gluten-intolerance are able to enjoy such treats 225 West Main Street in Riverhead, they serve By george holzman III



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