Doug DuCap

Title: Author and Freelance Writer
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Education: State College of New Jersey
Expertise: fish and seafood

Doug DuCap is a freelance writer and author with an expertise in fish and seafood.


  • Cookbook author
  • Freelance food writer
  • Author of award-winning recipes


Doug DuCap is a former writer for The Spruce. He contributed articles and recipes featuring fish and seafood. He has practical experience in the food industry as a night manager and bartender.

Doug has been writing about how to choose, clean, prepare, and cook seafood for 10 years. He's the co-author of a popular cookbook and a contributor to another. He's a prize-winning recipe developer and cook, with a grand prize title from the Taste of the South recipe competition.


Doug DuCap earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and literature at State College of New Jersey.

Awards and Publications

  • Cook-off semifinalist at the Redwood Creek Campfire Classic
  • Grand prize winner of the Taste of the South recipe competition
  • Several recipes included in the "Rings of Tradition" brochure of the Vidalia Onion Committee
  • "Knack Fish & Seafood Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for All Seasons" (co-author)
  • "One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking" by Molly O'Neill (contributor)

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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