Eating around peanut allergies
By Tara Lee

Look for peanuts in Taryn Wa’s pad Thai and you won’t find any. As for peanut butter cookies, she gives them a miss when it comes time to bake treats. Wa takes peanut allergies extra seriously because she has firsthand experience.

“I discovered I had a peanut allergy when I was 12 or 13,” says Wa, chef-owner of the catering company Savoury Chef. “Before that, I never liked or ate peanut butter. I started getting very itchy when I ate it, and the reaction kept getting continuously worse.”

For those, like Wa, who suffer from a peanut allergy, even contact with a trace amount can cause a reaction. The risk from exposure can be so severe that awareness is …………………………