April 24, 2011
Laura Calder is an author and host of the Food Network Canada program, French Food at Home; it is filmed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, airing on Food Network Canada, the Asian Food Channel, and Cooking Channel. She was born in Long Reach, New Brunswick.
She gave up a desk job in an office in Toronto, Ontario to pursue her dream of becoming a chef. She moved across the country to Vancouver, British Columbia to attend culinary school. Her interest in French cuisine began after she got a job in California working with wine. Once that ended, she met Anne Willan at a food writers' conference who told her to come to Paris to work on a book about wine and food—a stay that was supposed to last nine months, but ended up lasting seven years.