Nowadays it seems like everyone has some dietary restrictions, and I understand that. We have vegetarian friends, gluten free, no dairy, etc. If I know someone has a dietary restriction, of course I do my best to serve foods they can eat.
When planning a dinner party with several people you don't know well, do you feel the need to ask if there are any dietary restrictions?
And for example, I have a friend who only buys organic foods. She will not purchase anything else. She likes everything plain--dry salad, no dressing, dry bread--no butter. I think you get the picture. So I'm including her in my dinner party. Do I need to purchase organic foods? Do I leave the garlic out of my sauteed spinach?
To me, a true dietary restriction is different from a preference. Do you agree?
And if you have special dietary needs, how do you handle it when someone invites you to dinner? Do you let them know what you cannot eat?