About the Author
Laura Holmes Haddad is a food and wine journalist. A graduate of Smith College and the California Culinary Academy, Laura has worked as a caterer, freelance writer, cookbook editor, and a former editor at Wine X magazine. She has written for such publications as Beverage Media, Wines & Vines, and The Tasting Panel Magazine as well as for iVillage.com.
Laura is co-author of Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest, and the forthcoming entertaining book Lulu Powers, Food to Flowers, due out in 2009. A native of San Francisco, she currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and baby. Visit her website at www.gourmetgrrl.com.