Royce Williams: Allergy Boy
(Allergies & Feeding FAQ)

or, Anaphylaxis Avoided

Don't want Royce to die when he comes over for dinner? (Imagine the embarrassment!) Here's what you need to know. (Note: "what foods will kill Royce Williams" is a search that should be performed for benevolent purposes only)


I can't eat birds (chicken, turkey, duck), fish (salmon, halibut, tuna, catfish, cod, flounder, etc.), some legumes (black beans, garbanzo/chickpeas, kidney beans, Navy beans), hazelnuts, shrimp, lobster, crab, corn, or milk.

I should minimize and mostly avoid almonds, some other legumes (peanuts, soy, green/string beans), shrimp and sesame (but traces are OK).

And remember - I can always bring some of my own food!

Feeding Instructions

Prepare anything you want. When cooking with Royce as a guest, do not feel as though you need to avoid the foods below. Just make sure that you've prepared enough non-allergy foods so that the growling of Royce's tummy doesn't bother the other diners.

Joint Feeding

Stephanies may sometimes also be part of Royce feeding. Stephanies are generally vegetarian, but have been seen eating fish at times.

Tressas also appear frequently during Royce feeding times. I list her allergies here (both for one-stop shopping, but also because I feel genetically complicit):


The general rule of thumb is "No fins, no feathers" for animals. I tried some alligator once (with no ill effects), so reptiles are probably OK.

Things he MUST NOT eat or he will swell up (IgE, fun at parties!) or get gastrically grumpy (Type IV/cell-mediated, invisible at parties)

Things he MUST minimize to avoid long-term problems (Type IV/cell-mediated, invisible at parties)

Things he should minimize:

Possibly surprising things he can eat:

Things that he often eats instead:

Corn-free and corn-lite options in Anchorage, Alaska:

For the curious, non-food items that he's allergic to:

Interesting allergy facts

Royce's Cajun Death Salad

(AKA "Cajun Crack" dip, a la Bear's Belly BBQ in Palmer, AK)
(with credit to Leif Saywer for the idea of converging my allergies into a single recipe)

¼-cup of each, diced:
* onion
* scallion
* garlic
* bell peppers (tri-color)
* tomato
* garbanzo beans
* corn
* peas

1/8-cup finely diced jalapeño

½-cup shredded duck, turkey, or chicken

¼-cup Italian dressing

add to taste: salt, pepper, cayenne, and smoked paprika

Serve, topped with julienned basil and slivered almonds


See also Cajun Caviar

There it is. Use your knowledge for good, not evil. :)
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