Why is it called Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef? When I was seriously ill in the spring of 2005, a friend of mine joked, "We just have to call you the sick girl!" (A little black humor helps in those situations.) When I was diagnosed with celiac, and flourished immediately on a gluten-free diet, the same friend said, "Now we just have to call you the Gluten-Free Girl!" When I went to start a blog, I liked that story. And I liked that alliteration. I never knew I'd be 44 years old and still known as a girl! A year after I went gluten-free, I met my husband, Danny. I introduced him on the blog fairly quickly, since we knew we were going to be together forever. And his presence changed the blog immediately. He's a talented chef, and our recipes together were much better than the ones I created on my own. And so, a couple of years ago, we changed the name to Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef. I do the writing, and it's in my voice, but believe me — the blog is an equal effort.