Alice DeLuca by Penny Boling 2011_400 pixels Sepia ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (C)
Alice DeLuca, author of column Sauce for Thought, by Penny Boling, for The Rambling Epicure, Switzerland. Editor, Jonell Galloway Slow Food / Mindful Eating / real food. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (C)
Alice DeLuca writes the column Sauce for Thought and the popular website Gf-Zing!, noted for its fine gluten free recipes and do-it-yourself sauces. She started acquiring cookbooks in 1964 (with a 49 cent paperback) and now has a collection that threatens to overtake her home. She weaves her fascination with the history of food into her writing about modern recipes. She is automatically drawn to any book with a one-word title – Salt, Cod, Tea, Spice, Potato etc. – and proudly wears food-themed earrings.
Alice has trained “on the job” in restaurant kitchens, once as the only American, only female cook in an Indian restaurant. She has cooked over 32,000 meals “from scratch” for her large extended family and friends, and has lived and traveled in many regions of the United States and Europe, adding recipes from the cuisines of France, Italy, India, the American Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and Hawaiian Islands to her extensive repertoire. She translates French and Spanish recipes so that she can bring the indigenous recipes of the Americas to her readers.
Alice DeLuca, author of our column Sauce for Thought, photo by Penny Boling, for The Rambling Epicure, Switzerland. Editor, Jonell Galloway.