Laura Denby

Laura Denby

location-pin New York, NY

School: Penn State University

Expertise: Cooking Techniques; Food News; Beer, Wine & Cocktails

Laura Denby

  • 10 years of writing about food and culinary techniques
  • Featured in Taste of Home, Food Network, Food & Wine, Real Simple and more
  • WSET Level 2 award in wine and spirits
  • Worked for Food Network’s live cooking shows, where she answered culinary questions in real time as the shows filmed


Cooking and writing have been Laura’s passion for 10 years. In addition to Taste of Home, Laura writes about food and culinary arts on sites like Food & Wine, Food Network and Delish. Though she’s a trained professional chef, Laura has branched into the wine and spirits space too. She has worked in multiple vineyards and earned a WSET Level 2 award in wine and spirits. Her work in professional kitchens, love of organizing and eye for the best kitchen products gives her a range of writing experience from cooking techniques to product testing. Outside of work, Laura loves wine tasting, traveling and hanging out with her dog and family.


  • Penn State University, bachelor's in journalism
  • Institute of Culinary Education, diploma in culinary arts

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