Vanessa Maltin is the author of Beyond Rice Cakes: A Young Person's Guide to Cooking, Eating & Living Gluten-Free and The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian and Mexican Recipes.
Vanessa is the Food & Lifestyle Editor of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine, a publication geared towards people with food allergies, celiac disease and other medical conditions relating to food. Additionally, she consults for a variety of gluten-free food manufactures and is an active member of the Advisory Board of the Celiac Disease Program at Children's National Medical Center.
Vanessa has appeared on numerous television shows as a gluten-free food and celiac disease expert including Planet Green's Emeril Green, CNBC's On the Money and CNN's Newsroom with Heidi Collins. She has been interviewed and quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Washington Woman, Supermarket News, Publix Greenwise Magazine and numerous other local newspapers. Additionally, she writes the Celiac Princess blog (www.CeliacPrincess.com), which receives thousands of visitors every month.
Vanessa received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the George Washington University and a Culinary Arts degree from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Additionally, she holds certificates in the Practical Applications of Food Allergy Guidelines and Nutritional Analysis for Federal School Breakfast & Lunch Programs.
Previously, Vanessa was the Director of Programming and Communications for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. In this role, she was responsible for the foundation's programs including the Gluten-Free Cooking Sprees, continuing education programs for medical professionals and chefs, media outreach and strategic partnerships with corporations. Previously she worked as a health care reporter for the Advisory Board Company's Daily Briefing and for Cox Newspapers, where she covered health care, politics, immigration and other breaking news for major newspapers including the Palm Beach Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Dayton Daily News. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, playing the flute, ballroom dancing and pursuing anything related to improving celiac disease and gluten-free awareness.