Nancy Baggett

Cookbook Author

Nancy Baggett is an award-winning author of numerous cookbooks, including her most recent Kneadlessly Simple, a work on no-knead breads, and her International Chocolate Cookbook, an International Association of Culinary Professionals "best baking book" winner. She blogs at on a wide range of food writing and culinary topics. Recent posts range from how to get a food writing assignment and what not to EVER say to an editor to how to create recipes good enough to satisfy magazine test kitchens. Recipe topics range from how to make all-natural pastel buttercream frostings and bake a "crackless" New York-style cheesecake to how to make fuss-free summer popsicles.

Nancy is also a prolific food writer: She's a contributing editor to Eating Well magazine; a long-time contributor to The Washington Post food section; and has written for numerous other publications, including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Vegetarian Times, Food and Wine, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, and many other national periodicals. She has participated on panels and  taught numerous food writing and cooking classes at cooking schools and at culinary organizations such as Les Dames d'Escoffier and IACP. She is a frequent media guest chef and has appeared on dozens of regional and national shows such as NPR, GMA, and Today, and has hosted several 20-city satellite media tours.