About Laura Washburn

Laura Washburn

Laura Washburn was born in Los Angeles and trained at the prestigious Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris. She’s the best-selling author of nearly a dozen cookbooks, and after recently acquiring a master’s in Food Policy from City University London, her focus has been teaching cooking and nutrition. Washburn lives in London’s Muswell Hill.

A partially sliced bacon-wrapped meatloaf on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife beside it and bay leaves scattered around it.

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Rustic in appearance, homey in taste, and easy in the way it comes together, this comfort food classic is exactly what you’ve been craving.

Two halved grilled cheese with onion jam on a wooden cutting board alongside a dish of onion jam and a butter knife.

Grilled Cheese with Onion Jam

Up your grilled cheese game with this riff on the classic that plays loose and easy with Cheddar, chutney, and caramelized onions.

Casserole dish of root vegetable gratin topped with bubbly brown cheese on wood table

Root Vegetable Gratin

This gratin is a great way to hide your veggies. Even from the kids. The hero? Cheese, natch. It’ll have your whole family chowing down.