Laura Calder is a passionate home cook, hostess, and writer, as well as an enthusiast for all things art de vivre.
An award-winning television personality, she hosted 78 episodes of French Food at Home, which won the prestigious James Beard Award, and was a judge for two seasons of Recipe to Riches. Laura’s television specials include Chefography, The Château Dinner, Laura Calder Explores The French Alps, and ‘Twas The Night Before Dinner. She has also appeared on Iron Chef America and Top Chef Canada.
A best-selling cookbook author, published by HarperCollins, Laura has written French Food at Home, French Taste: elegant, everyday eating, and Dinner Chez Moi: the fine art of feeding friends. Her next book, Paris Express, will be released in spring 2014. In recognition of her knowledge of and enthusiasm for French cuisine, Laura, a native of New Brunswick, Canada, was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government in 2010.
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