About

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I’m a writer and editor based in California and Australia. I’ve contributed to various print and online outlets, including NPR Online’s Kitchen Window series, the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Washington Post, Point Reyes Light, and Reuters, among other local and national publications. For two years I wrote the monthly “Common Walls” column for the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Home and Garden section about the trials and tribulations of the apartment dweller.

I’ve lived in Washington, DC, where I worked for the Washington bureau of Reuters — I was a founding member of the team that produced the first incarnations of reuters.com — wrote features for the global wire and freelanced for DC-area newspapers; San Francisco, Calif., where I baked wedding cakes, copy edited for a financial firm, and freelanced regularly; Casablanca, Morocco, where I spent a stint working for the State Department and immersed myself in North African cuisine; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where I learned to navigate prayer time closures and an incredibly unique culture, all without the use of a car.

I post vegetarian, vegan, and naturally gluten-free recipes on my food blog, cucinanicolina.com, and when I’m not in the kitchen I’m usually out for a run, drinking coffee with my husband, entertaining our daughters, Sierra and Elspeth, or have my head in a book. We currently live in Sydney, Australia.

My cookbook, “Flourless. Recipes for Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts,” was published August 2014 by Chronicle Books.

This website contains a selection of my journalism from the last few years. Please contact me for more information about my work.