Carol Kicinski: America’s Gluten Free Voice
I am a professional recipe developer, television chef, magazine founder and editor-in-chief, freelance writer and cookbook author. I cook. I write. I travel. And I do it all gluten-free!
When it comes to food I believe the most important thing is for it to taste great. My recipes are not just “good for gluten-free” they are just plain good! Period!
When I first found out that I was gluten-intolerant, I was taken aback. I wondered how I could live without the gluten-filled cereals, pastas and breads that made up so much of my diet. My husband and I LOVED the “good food” – traveling to Italy, France, South America, Africa and China. Added to the sense of frustration was the fact that half my family was gluten-intolerant and half not. I needed to be able to prepare meals that everyone would enjoy. It was then that I decided to look at the world of food not in terms of what I can’t eat but what I CAN EAT. I looked to food itself for inspiration. I discovered a whole beautiful, abundant world of gluten-free food. I started to create dishes that would not only keep my body from being ill but that were delicious and aesthetic as well.
Thus my new food philosophy was born: find and enjoy foods that are naturally gluten-free. I love the challenge of discovering how to re-invent old favorites and creating new ones gluten-free.