Laura Denby Laura Denby is a New York-based food and wine writer who focuses on finding the best kitchen equipment for home cooks. She has a Culinary Arts diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education and a WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits. Her work has appeared on leading food publications like Food Network, Taste of Home, and Delish.Expertise: food, wine, kitchen equipment, storage and organization, recipes.Experience: Laura has worked as a professional chef in restaurants, catering kitchens, and test kitchens for the past six years while contributing to leading food publications along the way. With a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Institute of Culinary Education and a degree in Journalism from Penn State, Laura relies on her culinary expertise to create thorough product recommendations for publications like Food & Wine, Real Simple, Allrecipes, and Better Homes & Gardens. From nonstick pans to hand mixers, Laura has tested hundreds of pieces of kitchen equipment.She also regularly utilizes her level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) by attending trade tasting events and seminars and has worked in vineyards both on Long Island and the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France. Previously, she served as a culinary moderator for Food Network Kitchen's live cooking platform, where she was responsible for responding to culinary questions during live cooking shows in real time. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.