Nancy Lopez-McHugh is a freelance writer and photographer who specializes in spices and spicy food. She runs two blogs and has written for a variety of publications.
- Freelance food writer and photographer
- Author of a book on food photography and a cookbook
- Behind the blogs Mexican Made Meatless and Spicie Foodie
Nancy Lopez-McHugh is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for almost two years. She is a professional freelance food writer, photographer, and all-around spicy food aficionado. She has years of food blogging experience via her popular Spicie Foodie blog. She is the author of two food-oriented books and co-author of another.
Having been raised in a traditional small-town Mexican environment, Nancy’s education in food preparation began with watching and learning from her grandmother, mother, and aunts as they would prepare classic Mexican recipes with their own personal and regional flair. She is behind the blog Mexican Made Meatless, a site featuring easy pescetarian recipes.
Nancy Lopez-McHugh studied photography and earned her diploma from the Prague Film School in the Czech Republic, and she has more than 10 years of photographic and postproduction experience. She began writing as a child and majored in literature and creative writing during her preparatory education.
Awards and Publications
Her food writing, photography, and recipes have been widely published by such outlets as The Huffington Post, NBC Latino, Woman’s Health, Gourmet, VegNews, and The Guardian. She is an official blogger for the worldwide Meatless Monday campaign.
- "An Epiphany of the Senses"
- "Yummy Pics"
- Co-author of "Spicie Chicken: International Recipes Perfect for Any Day of the Week"
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