Erica Dermer

Erica Dermer, founder and head celiac in charge of Celiac and the Beast, started her blog because she felt like she had a new voice to bring to the gluten-free table and needed some celiac catharsis through writing. With a background in marketing and market research and development (including the food and beverage industry), she’s always had a soft spot in her heart for packaged goods, marketing, and branding in the gluten-free food industry. It also helps that she’s a self-proclaimed terrible cook, so she relies on many gluten-free products to help her get through her day without burning down the kitchen. She uses humor to get through her diagnosis and living gluten-free in a world full of wheat. She has partnered with her non-celiac significant other, who not only designs gluten-free themed merchandise for Celiac and the Beast, but is a key taste-tester for the brand. Check out her blog at http://www.celiacandthebeast.com


Recent Stories From this Author

Winter Fancy Food Show
January 28, 2015 The Winter Fancy Food Show is one of my favorite expos of the year. It’s an industry-only event for specialty food...

Embracing Alternative Gluten Free Grains
January 14, 2015 A few weeks ago, I had a chance to listen to Dr. Anne Lee – nutritional director for Dr. Schar – present on gluten-free diets...

Why We Should Buy Girl Scout Cookies This Year
January 7, 2015 The Girl Scouts are now offering Gluten-free Girl Scout cookies? Tell me more!  This story is all over the Internet and...

New Year New You: Gluten Free
December 30, 2014 New Year resolutions are top of mind to many today. Will you pledge to lose those last 10 lbs.? Do you swear that you won’t...

Gluten-Free New Year’s Resolutions
December 23, 2014 It’s only a few more days until the New Year and we welcome in 2015. Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? If not,...

Why You Should Attend the "Gluten-Free for Beginners" Webinar
December 11, 2014 Next week, Gluten Free & More magazine is hosting a “Gluten Free for Beginners” webinar on December 17th at 7pm EST. This...

Understanding the Manufacturing of Allergen Friendly Foods
December 10, 2014 While at the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention at Walt Disney World, I had a chance to listen to the “From Start to Cart”...

Substitution Tips from the Allergy Free Cook
December 3, 2014 I recently had a chance to listen to Laurie Sadowski, better known as The Allergy Free Cook, talk about making baking...

Thankful For Eating Different
November 19, 2014 As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to think about the things we are thankful for. This Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful...

Exploring a Plant Based Diet
November 13, 2014 After being diagnosed with celiac disease, I took a long and hard look at my diet. Obviously, I had to take out everything...