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WORLD FOOD CHAMPION AND CHEF LAURIE FIGONE RELEASES HER FIRST COOKBOOK
Cooking with Laurie Figone

Petaluma, CA (November, 2015) – Award-winning chef and TV personality Laurie Figone is proud to present her first cookbook COOKING WITH LAURIE FIGONE ($25, visit lauriefigone.com). This full-color cookbook, inspired by Laurie’s friends and family, has 30 easy, delicious, and healthy recipes ranging from appetizers and main dishes to sauces and desserts, many of which do not feature salt and are gluten free.

“This cookbook is a celebration of my Italian-Portuguese-German ancestors but runs the culinary gamut,” said Chef Laurie Figone. “Growing up on a dairy ranch in Northern California, the landscape that surrounded me inspired my culinary flair for nature’s abundance. I’m so excited to bring these recipes into everyone’s kitchen!”

This book features recipes that are simple, healthy, and delicious. They are also economical and practical, with ready available ingredients, and minimal cleanup. Each page has a section for notes to keep track of changes one might make to personalize each recipe. The book has a spiral binding so it will lay flat and stay open to the page one is using, making it very user friendly to read the recipes while cooking. The book also has a special augmented reality feature. By downloading the free app “Aurasma”, the user will be able to view videos that appear as though they are playing on the pages of the book by simply pointing their phone or tablet camera at the recipe photos. The videos are of Chef Figone explaining her recipes and giving helpful tips that are not mentioned in the book.

 


 

“Laurie is one of the most enthusiastic and fearless cooks that I know. She has a great sense of taste and presentation as these recipes confirm!” – Chef John Ash, John Ash & Co. Restaurant

“What you will find in this fantastic book is a glimpse of the culinary art she has been able to create due to absolute, unmistakable, unwavering passion. There is little wonder why she ascended through the ranks of hundreds of talented cooks to become our 2014 World Dessert Champion.” – Mike McCloud, World Food Champion President & CEO

“Laurie Figone’s bubbly personality and love of great food comes shining through in her first cookbook. I love her take on a BLT Salad and her Apricot-Almond Upside Down Cake is sure to be a new staple in my house. If you like fresh ingredients and a fun spin on recipes, this book is for you!” – Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ – Outdoor Cooking Expert and Author

About Laurie Figone

Laurie Figone is an award-winning chef, TV personality, and author. She has won top honors in numerous national and international recipe/cook-off competitions including the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s ‘So You Think You Can Cook with Garlic’, Bob’s Red Mill ‘Spar for the Spurtle’, the 19th Annual World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland, Taste of Home recipe contest, the 1st Annual Cook-Off Before Kick-off, and most recently winning the World Food Championship Dessert Category. Laurie has been featured on the TODAY Show as a Top 3 Finalist in their Burger Battle, and was spotlighted by celebrity chef Paula Dean in the Real Women of Philadelphia contest. She has also been a guest numerous times on FOX 40-TV in Sacramento, CA and has appeared on CBS’s Good Day Sacramento. She is currently working with KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland, CA as a frequent guest chef for their cooking segments. Laurie has been the featured chef for the last three years at the Sonoma County Fair performing three daily cooking demonstrations, has been a guest speaker at the California Women for Agriculture Annual Convention, and has been a food columnist for the Sonoma County Farm Bureau for three years. From January, 2011 to December, 2013 Laurie hosted her own cooking show on Petaluma Community Access, Cooking With Laurie Figone. The program followed Laurie as she visited local growers/producers and then back to her kitchen where she created culinary masterpieces. A native to one of the most beautiful areas in Northern California, Laurie was raised on a multi-generational dairy ranch, nestled in the West Marin county hills of rural Novato. Families were close- knit, work was hard and the hours were long, but everyone came together at the end of the day for a wonderful meal at the family table. It is from these roots that Laurie’s passion was born.

Website: lauriefigone.com
Twitter: @lauriefigone
Facebook: facebook.com/cookingwithlaurie

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