Laura spent decades as a lawyer before she became an author, teacher and cooking coach. Her specialty is combining history/culture and cooking, with an eye toward illuminating the little-known corners of a historical period or movement. Laura is the author of two books in that genre: All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote and The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining in Hamilton’s World.
At her blog, Mother Would Know, Laura encourages readers to become confident and creative home cooks. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, and the Huffington Post. Laura has done podcasts and programs for a variety of audiences and groups, including the National Press Club and Tudor Place, a National Historic Landmark.