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Laura is a home cook and (through God's amazing grace) a self-taught, award-winning recipe developer, food stylist, and photographer who feels very blessed to share what she's cooking up in a newspaper column.

As a wife, mother, and grandmother, Laura likes to constantly experiment in her Midwest kitchen, which often produces 
award-winning recipes that also just happen to make you (and your body) FEEL GOOD!


In addition to her column appearing in local newspapers, and teaching cooking classes at community colleges, Laura loves the challenge of cooking contests, and presenting live food shows in small communities because it enables her to share what she's learned along the way and provides the fun of tossing food samples out into the audience, and giving away loads of fabulous, food-related prizes! 

Laura's journey through food has given birth to many things including a children's book (geared toward pre-K to 2nd grade level children) that teaches the importance of nutrition in a way that will arm youngsters with the "why" behind the importance nutrition makes in our lives, and why it is so vital to seek out nutrition first! 

"Looking back, I never thought that losing my father would ever lead me to something so positive.
GOD took my sadness and turned it into a life of service, which not only got me through the deep
grief of this great loss and give my life a higher purpose, but also enable me to make a positve difference in the lives of others...through food!" 


"This tireless food journey of mine continues to reinforce just how important it is that we choose 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."                                      


"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
Laura Kurella donates her children's books to libraries
Laura Kurella's Book inducted into Indiana University Calumet Regional Archives Notables Works
 WGN  TV Chicago
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ABC TV  Grand Rapids

Chicago Tribune columnist Phil Potempa interviews Laura Kurella

Whiting Pierogi Fest - Chicago Area

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World Food Championship

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The Herald Newspaper reports Laura Kurella's Book Signing
The Times Newspaper Reviews Laura Kurella's 1st Cookbook
The Journal newspaper reviews Kurella's TV Show
Laura Kurella gives away a KitchenAid to a lucky audience member
Kurella to compete in World Seafood Championship
Laura Kurella gets a TV Show
The Reporter reviews Laura Kurella's 1st TV Show on Kids Health
South Bend Tribune's Business Magazine showcases Laura Kurella
Laura Kurella LIVE Cooking Show