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Katja Jylkka teaches English at a private high school in the Hudson River Valley. She recently graduated from Boston College with a Masters in Literature. She became interested in cooking with and learning more about whole, sustainable foods after being diagnosed with celiac disease and learning that wheat is the primary ingredient in Twizzlers. Hunting for gluten in confusing food labels caused her to rethink both her eating choices and the nation's. She is a regular contributor to Civil Eats, and she also blogs about food policy news and cooking at Words & Food, where she writes about language, food, and the way the two come together.