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

Gluten in the Pharmacy
March 26, 2015 Have you ever actually gone into the pharmacy and said, “hey pharmacist, does this medication have gluten in it?” and received...

Expo West 2015 Trends
March 13, 2015 The Gluten Free & More team is fresh off the plane from Natural Products Expo West 2015. We were there to scoop out the...

GFFA Fest Twitter Party Tampa
March 5, 2015 Come join the party! You’re invited to a Twitter Party on Monday March 9th with Gluten Free & More Magazine/Gluten Free Food...

Gluten Free and More Heads to Expo West
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Dining Out Is A Gamble
February 25, 2015 I must admit, I like gambling – the rush of the reels of a slot machine dinging as each one stops, the dings and bells and...

Come join the party!
February 18, 2015 You’re invited to a Twitter Party on Monday February 23rd with Gluten Free & More Magazine/Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest!...

Gluten Free Valentine's Day
February 10, 2015 At the end of February, Gluten Free and More is hosting a huge party in Austin and you’re all invited. The Gluten Free Food...

When Gluten Free is More Than Just Pizza
February 4, 2015 The gluten-free online community has been buzzing about one thing this week - pizza. Recently, Pizza Hut partnered with Udi’s...

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...