Laura Calder — 16 Tasty Morsels

Laura Calder -- French Food At Home

Laura Calder -- French Food At Home

From six-year-old local bake-off winner to James Beard award winner, Laura Calder has some enviable culinary experiences under her apron…

Laura Calder — 16 Tasty Morsels

  1. Hosts French Food At Home — simple French home cooking which anyone can make
  2. Won first cooking award at age six for Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing
  3. Pulled off her first multi-course family dinner at age nine – each dish contained cheese
  4. Was obsessed with German baking – including breads and pretzels
  5. Snacks on iron-rich dulse…seaweed from off the coast of Canada
  6. Dulse - Atlantic sun-dried seaweed

    Dulse - Atlantic sun-dried seaweed

  7. Attended cooking school in Vancouver
  8. Loves personal recipe collections and handwritten cookbooks
  9. Worked for a wine expert in Napa, California
  10. Collaborated with Anne Villan – founder of Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Burgundy, France
  11. Craves Panda Licorice
  12. Panda Licorice

    Panda Licorice

  13. Wrote her first cookbook, French Food At Home, while in Paris
  14. Has a deep appreciation for fresh coffee with a frothy head from an Italian paraspruzzo
  15. Italian Paraspruzzo Coffee Maker

    Italian Paraspruzzo Coffee Maker

  16. Wrote for Gourmet, Salon, The Wine Journal and The Times of London
  17. Apprenticed in starred restaurants and worked as a private chef
  18. Has been known to use porcelain “pie birds”
  19. Porcelain Pie Bird

    Porcelain Pie Bird

  20. Won 2010 James Beard Award for her show,  French Food At Home

Catch French Food At Home on Cooking Channel, beginning May 31st.

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