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-Free Snacking for “Normal” Eaters
September 10, 2014 Last week, my partner launched the Adventure Video Club. The AV club is a collection of epic-adventure seeking individuals all...

GREAT Kitchens: Making Restaurants Celiac Safe
September 2, 2014 With the recent FDA “gluten free” labeling regulation going into effect this month, some celiacs might feel like they can let...

Missing The State Fair
August 21, 2014 I’ll admit it. I really wish I could try out a deep-fried Oreo. And I’d really like to try a deep-fried Snickers. I eat a...

Gluten-Free Mobile App Reviews
August 5, 2014 Finding a safe, gluten-free restaurant can be difficult, and sometimes impossible. As I return from yet another conference a...

Gluten Free Travel & Packing Mistakes
July 30, 2014 I’m off again soon to yet another conference. Some months I travel every weekend – and it does take its toll on my...

How To Best Use Food Allergy Dining Cards
July 23, 2014 Dining out is one of the greatest fears for those with food allergies, sensitivities and/or celiac disease – and for good...

Navigating a Gluten-Free Workplace
July 9, 2014 Donut parties. Pizza lunches. Bagel Fridays. We don't need horror movies to get our blood chilled. We just need to hear these...

I Miss Cheap Pizza
June 25, 2014 Pizza is one of my favorite things in the universe . I grew up on it. I had pizza parties throughout middle school and high...

Stand Up for Yourself!
June 18, 2014 I'm a type A personality who says whatever I think (within social norms, of course) and I'm fairly outspoken about living a...

Confession: I Miss Fast Food!
June 11, 2014 Celiac disease interrupted my love affair with the local drive-thru. Before my diagnosis, I was the take-out queen. I...