For a year or two, I did not know Laurel but I knew her food, it was healthy, vibrant, delicious, unique and most importantly, left me feeling so much better for having eaten it.
Then by chance, I met Laurel at a cooking class Laurel was teaching.
Once again, the food was amazing and I learned about ingredients, techniques and finding joy in the process of preparing and sharing food.
Shortly thereafter, my husband and I hired Laurel to cater an event we were hosting.
Laurel came to my home to cook and in the process shared so much about our relationship with food, what we can learn from the ingredients and cooking techniques of other cultures and the role food plays in healing and keeping our bodies and minds healthy.
Needless to say, the event was a huge success and the compliments on the food were overwhelming.
What Laurel brings to the table is more than food.
Wanda C. Richmond