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About Nicole Rucker


Nicole Rucker is a chef and author from Los Angeles. Formerly the pastry chef of the Gjelina Group (including G.T.A. and Gjusta), Rucker is known internationally for her rustic desserts and has won several awards for her homespun pies. In 2012, she won blue ribbons in the National Pie Championship, KCRW Good Food Pie contest, and a Star Chef award for baking. She is the head chef and owner of Fat + Flour and the author of Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers, which was nominated for a James Beard Award for baking