Laura b. Russell

Cooking—an essential skill, a means to nourish, and a gateway to good health. Sharing a home-cooked meal is one of life’s great simple pleasures and it’s becoming a dying art. Want to cook more meals with your family and friends, but need a little nudge? I’d love to help.

I create recipes from minimally processed ingredients using global flavors and straightforward techniques. My goal is to keep things easy and provide satisfying food for everyone at the table.

While you’re here, check out some of my recipes, find links to articles I’ve written for various food publications, and learn more about my cookbooks, Brassicas and The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen. Thanks for visiting! ~Laura

Roasted Broccolini With Winey Mushrooms

If you follow me on social media, it may seem like you’ve been hearing about my new Brassicas cookbook forever. (Sorry about that.) Bringing a cookbook to life takes a long time–two years in this case–and when release date approaches it’s hard to contain the excitement. Well the time has finally come, and I’d like to officially announce the birth of my new baby, Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables. What are brassicas, you ask? I bet you already know them well. The group, sometimes referred to as the “cabbage family” or “cruciferous vegetables” includes familiar […]


The NY Times loves Brassicas  (review here) and I bet you will, too! Order here on Amazon.

Plus “The Curious Case of Q”, my article on Taiwan’s favorite texture, on Roads & Kingdoms.