It was the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease which inspired a Bideford couple to set up their own business 10 years ago.Jocelyn and Ferenc Droppa, better known as Droppa & Droppa, are celebrating a decade of trading this month as an artisan gluten- and dairy-free bakery. When Jocelyn was diagnosed with coeliac disease, where the only cure is a strict gluten-free diet, it was a natural progression to sell her gluten-free goods. Coincidentally, their anniversary also marks national Coeliac Awareness Week, raising awareness of the condition. Ferenc said: Initially, the industry consisted of a handful of small manufacturers and one or two large companies. Gluten-free food was long life and either was available at specialist health food shops or on prescription if you were a diagnosed coeliac. In recent years the demand for free from foods has increased dramatically, said Ferenc. He added: We realised caterers would require training and as experts in gluten-free we set about assisting the food service industry in managing the gluten- free offering.For our top 10 gluten free places to eat out in North Devon during coeliac awareness week, click here.