The Gourmet Grrl

Laura Holmes Haddad is a food and wine journalist who is always on the lookout for the tastiest food and drink. A native of San Francisco, she is a graduate of Smith College and the California Culinary Academy. Laura has worked as a caterer, freelance writer, cookbook editor at Simon & Schuster, and a former editor at Wine X magazine. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Beverage Media, Wine Mutineer, and The Tasting Panel Magazine as well as Wine Enthusiast’s website, Travel + Leisure.com, and iVillage.com. She is a regular contributor to MyRecipe.com’s food blog, You’ve Got to Taste This.

Laura is co-author of Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest and Lulu Powers, Food to Flowers, and author of Anything But Chardonnay: A Guide to the Other Grapes. A native of San Francisco, she currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter and can be found wondering what the next bite will be.