Laura York

Laura York’s interest in cooking was first sparked as a child in the kitchen of her “Granny” Maddin as she prepared her delicious Angel Biscuits, Lemon Mile-high Meringue Pies and Super Cheesy Macaroni Casseroles.  Her love of cooking was further encouraged by trying new recipes with her mom, Rebecca, while her dad and brother were happy to act as her culinary judges.

Laura’s passion for creating interesting, yet simple recipes has followed her through life.  She has been awarded hundreds of blue ribbons at State Fairs in both Florida and Kentucky and won several recipe contests, including the Crisco Pie state title for Florida with her Fudge Surprise Key Lime Pie.  Her recipes have been featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine, The Ladies Home Journal, and several national cookbooks. 
While working as a television meteorologist in Tampa, FL for over 10 years, she hosted a weekly cooking feature highlighting community cookbooks and regional recipes from around the nation.  Laura also shared her award-winning recipes, including her Grand Champion Winner of the 1989 Florida Strawberry Festival, “Super Special Strawberry Salad”. 

Through the encouragement and support of family, friends, and viewers, Laura wrote her first cookbook, Simple Strawberry Sensations! in 2001.  It was featured at the Florida Strawberry Festival, on Home Matters (The Discovery Channel), in several magazines, and was sold nationally in bookstores and on HSN. 

Laura received her degree in Culinary Arts in Tampa.  Her other culinary experiences include writing culinary features for AAA Going Places and Tampa Bay Magazine; working as a culinary guest host for HSN; teaching cooking classes for Publix, Williams-Sonoma and Whole Foods; representing brands including Wilton, Fiesta, Salton, and GE; and judging countless cooking contests. 

So Simple Recipes began as a Facebook page where Laura could continue to share her culinary passion with her friends.  It has grown quickly, as many things do on the Internet.  Thus, in March of 2017, Laura released a new cookbook, So Simple Recipes – Strawberries! as an eBook on Amazon.  It features a wide variety of strawberry recipes from breakfast to dinner, soups to salads, desserts galore and even a "Spicy & Sweet Strawberry Bar-b-que Sauce".  It's a tasty addition to the library of anyone who enjoys strawberries.  It's the first of a series of electronic cookbooks Laura will be creating.

Laura is available for interviews, culinary demos, and presentations.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss possible options. 
Please join us on Facebook and be sure to check out our eBook cookbook, So Simple Recipes – Strawberries! on Amazon.

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