After studying journalism and finding her feet in London, Laura's love of writing and food collided. Having written on food culture for the likes of the Guardian's Word of Mouth blog and Fire and Knives, Laura's a writer that cooks rather than vice versa. Leaving the recipe testing to the pros, she's taken the other, not so trodden path of food journalism – the result of which you now see here.
The (lost) art of seasonal food
Has the knack for seasonal eating been overwritten by modern day methods?
For the love of crispy food
The love of crispy food is surprisingly innate and is something we've been working on for millions of years.
In praise of guilty pleasures
It's what makes us human and puts us up there with top chefs and admired figures. So is it time we stop apologising about our fleeting food indulgences?
The magic of mise en place
Four chefs share their theory on 'The Meez' – the most effective way to cook a dish, and the secret to a functional kitchen.
Keep calm and carry on cooking
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, as rationing brought both misery and creativity to wartime Britain's kitchens.
Should bogof bog off?
Isn't it time we replaced cheap marketing ploys with forward-thinking methods that aim to curb, not create, waste?
Home baked is back in business
Home producing shows no sign of slowing down, and we're all the better for it.
The American food fight
How online petitioning is shaking high-profile companies to their core, pushing transparency and changing recipes.