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 WGN  TV Chicago
The Times Newspaper Reviews Laura Kurella's 1st Cookbook
Laura Kurella gets a TV Show
Kurella to compete in World Seafood Championship

Laura is a self-taught home cook who (through the grace of God) has become a nationally recognized, award-winning recipe developer, newspaper food columnist (now in self-syndication) and an award-winning food photographer whose work has been featured on The Food Channel.

"I am an old-fashioned, Great Lakes Region/Midwest home cook- through and through! I just love good food...that loves you back too, because when you make what you eat better,
it makes YOU look and feel better, too!"


Liking to keep it simple, Laura 'boils' it down to being a
mission to develop and help others find,
                  "Food that makes YOU feel good!"

A wife, mother, and grandmother, Laura loves to spend time in her Midwest kitchen experimenting and writing, but also enjoys the thrill of entering occasional recipe challenges and presenting live food shows where she shares her latest tricks for improving food without sacrificing any flavors.

“I'm not a health fanatic, more middle-of-the-road," she said,  "which makes my recipes enjoyable, a little healthier and easy to make.  
Any step we take toward fresher ingredients takes us ten steps closer to better health. Small changes do make big differences, especially in how we look and feel!"

Born and raised in the only Chicago suburb that (according to Jeopardy!) sports an Indiana zip code, this Calumet Region native does credit GOD for providing her the talent she uses to combine with her knowledge and experience in herbology to cook up "Food that makes YOU feel good!"

Mixing her love of Eastern European comfort food with Chicago area favorites, and Great Lakes Region greats with oh-so-many marvelous Michigan farmstand finds, Laura likes to bend old kitchen alchemy with fresher infusions that ultimately provide a more flavorful and often healthier eating experience.

Providing countless contributions to the world of food (and to those who love it), Laura's food catalog includes numerous live appearances and cooking demonstrations, two cookbooks: Desserts (2009), Tiny Bites and Beverages (2011); a self-published culinary memoir/cookbook: Midwest Morsels (2022); a children's book: A Delicious Day at Mrs. K's (2016); past hosting of two local cable television cooking shows (Your Kids Health and Vitality Cuisine); past hosting of a local radio show: Radio Recipes; national and local television appearances on behalf of Pure Michigan Tourism; and numerous notable distinctions for her work as a food stylist, photographer, and recipe developer, which include qualifying (on three separate occasions) to compete at the global cooking competion, The World Food Championships (WFC). 

Laura's writing and photography is also a recipient of awards in  journalism (press) from the Michigan Press Association (MPA) and the Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA). 


Laura is a member of the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ), the Midwest Independant Publishers Association (MIPA), and is a Certified Nutrition Educator through the American Council of Holistic Medicine (ACHM).

“Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination…”

         Willy Wonka             

"We need to eat authentically 
as God intended-
which is to enjoy food as a simple source of fuel 
and an oh-so-spectacular source of pleasure! " 
Laura Kurella
South Bend Tribune's Business Magazine showcases Laura Kurella
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ABC TV  Grand Rapids

Laura Kurella LIVE Cooking Show
Laura Kurella donates her children's books to libraries
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