The actress listed gluten intolerance among other dietary restictions.
Actress Zooey Deschanel--known for her roles in Almost Famous and Elf, among other films--put contestants on "Top Chef Masters" to the test when she asked for a vegan and gluten-free lunch.
In a recorded video message to the chefs, the actress noted she was gluten intolerant, as well as allergic to soy. As a vegan, she also eschews meat, seafood, eggs and dairy.
The chefs admitted it was a challenge, but they managed to cook up some delicious dishes, including roasted tomatoes and quinoa pasta.
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