Me, Nicole Spiridakis: displaced Californian, reluctant expat, food writer/recipe developer/occasional journalist, and Sonoma County native (small confession: I’m not Italian but have appropriated “nicolina” for the purposes of le blog just for fun. I am 1/4-Greek, though, and have the name to prove it.). I write about food and life in and out of the kitchen with an emphasis on vegetarian and vegan main dishes that incorporate lots of seasonal ingredients, whole grains, and fresh produce. I also like to bake (understatement), so you’ll see a fair amount of that here too.
My first cookbook – all about naturally flourless desserts – will be published by Chronicle Books in 2014. I’m not gluten-free, but as a vegetarian I’m sensitive to all those with dietary concerns so there will be definitely be some low-fat, gluten-free, vegan, etc. recipes on this site interspersed with – full disclosure – a decent amount of recipes for buttercream and lovely, plummy, rich cakes. I believe in balance in all things.
I currently live in Casablanca, Morocco, with my husband and baby daughter Sierra; we recently lived in San Francisco for 7+ years and yes, miss it every day.
You can reach me at cucinanicolinaATgmailDOTcom, become a fan of cucinanicolina on Facebook, see my photos on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicspir, or follow me on twitter at twitter.com/cucinanicolina. More of my writing work is available on my journalism website.