Laura Calder is a James Beard award-winning television host whose shows have aired – and continue to air – in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. These have included French Food at Home, as well as Recipe to Riches, and the specials Chefography, The Château Dinner, Laura Calder Explores The French Alps, and ‘Twas The Night Before Dinner. She has appeared on Iron Chef America and Top Chef Canada.
Laura is also the award-winning author of four cookbooks: French Food at Home; French Taste: elegant, everyday eating; Dinner Chez Moi: the fine art of feeding friends, and Paris Express: simple food from the city of style (all published by HarperCollins). She is currently working on a work of non-fiction, The Inviting Life, which will be released by Random House in 2017. Her newspaper column, Domestic Affairs, will begin to run in The Globe and Mail starting September 2016.
Laura was born and raised on Canada’s east coast. She holds undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and linguistics, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, as well as a post-graduate degree in cross-cultural studies. Laura speaks three languages well, a fourth badly, and reads a fifth. She was honored as a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government in 2011. After a decade in France, Laura now lives in Toronto with author and journalist Peter Scowen.