HELLO, I’M NICOLE.
Food writer, journalist, & recipe developer.
I’m Nicole Spiridakis, a writer, editor, and recipe developer.
I’ve written about food — as well as life in a tiny apartment and the occasional travel piece and general content creation — for various news outlets and clients since my early days working for Reuters in Washington, DC. You can read some of my published writing work here. My cookbook, Flourless. Recipes for Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts, was published by Chronicle Books in August 2014.
I currently live in Northern California with my husband and daughters. Previously we lived in Sydney, Australia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Casablanca, Morocco, as a Foreign Service family and part of the U.S. mission abroad. Previous to that I lived, wrote, and cooked in San Francisco (and before even then, Washington, DC).
I write and post recipes on my food blog, cucinanicolina.com, that are naturally gluten-free and vegetarian. My baking philosophy is to create recipes that are simple, interesting, delicious, and made from whole foods and easy-to-find ingredients. My blog archives are now stored on this site, in the “Journal” section.
You may visit my linkedin profile for a more complete resume.
Frequently Asked Questions
My cookbook Flourless, Recipes for Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts, was published by Chronicle Books in 2014. It contains a wide selection of gluten-free goodies, from cookies, to puddings, to cakes and cupcakes, to candy, all naturally gluten-free.
My writing has been published in various news outlets such as Reuters, NPR Online, New York Times, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, San Francisco Chronicle, and many other local and national publications. A selection of my published work is available here.
Yes! We spent two years in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of the U.S. diplomatic community. More writing about our experiences as a Foreign Service family can be found in the “essays” section of this site.
Work With Me
In my daily work, I develop recipes and general food and lifestyle content as assigned, perform copy editing, and do social media and website design and maintenance. Please reach out if you would like to work with me on a project.