“To me, the most important thing to take away from the French when it comes to food (if not everything else) is their passion for pleasure,” says Laura in her latest book. “Putting pleasure first means that we shop better, we cook better, we eat better, and, by extension, we live and love better.“
Any woman who speaks about food that way gets a VIP pass onto my Foodie Hotties list (check out the rest in the “Celebrity Chefs” category). Originally from New Brunswick, 37 year-old Laura Calder hosts the whimsical show “French Food at Home” on Food Network Canada. This very educated lassie with a masters from the London School of Economics “speaks fluent French, good Italian, rusty German, and reads Spanish”, as described in one biography.
More importantly, this lady knows her French cooking and she makes it look good. She wears these body-hugging summer dresses and carries herself with a joie de vivre across her studio kitchen – whippin up dishes like savory tarts, artery-coating beef bourguignon, and mouth-watering sautes. Check out this interview where she describes “Why the French Do it Better” – some great insights on being “green” and shopping at farmers markets.