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Laura is an award-winning, self-taught recipe developer, food stylist and photographer that has been penning a weekly newspaper food column for the past twenty years!

As a wife, mother, and grandmother, Laura likes to infuse what she's learned from life, and her education in 
Natural Medicine, to help create award-winning recipes that just happen to also make you (and your body) FEEL GOOD!

With her weekly newspaper food column now in self-syndication, Laura's features appear through multiple news outlets across America, including The Food Channel and the USA TODAY Network.

In addition to appearing in local newspapers, and teaching cooking classes at community colleges, Laura loves the challenge of cooking contests, and presenting live food shows, which often features food samples being tossed into the audience, and giveaways of fabulous,
food-related prizes GALORE! 


Laura's food journey has yielded her many blessings.  Beginning with a small newspaper column, Folk Medicine, which first appeared in print on the fateful day of September 11, 2001,  
her work quickly evolved into a self-syndicated newspaper food column endeavor, which is marking a 20-year milestone this year! 

Laura's body of work now encompasses network television appearances, 
hosting local cable cooking shows and a Radio Recipe show, teaching cooking classes as an adjunct professor at local colleges, presenting live, food-related programs, winning occassional recipe contests, penning some cookbooks, and also a children's book that teaches the importance of nutrition! 

"Looking back, I never thought that losing my father would ever lead me to something so positive.
GOD took my saddness and turned it into a life of service, which not only got me through the deep
grief of this great loss, but also shifted my life's focus to a higher purpose, making 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
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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
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World Food Championship


Whiting Pierogi Fest - Chicago Area

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