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 over six years of professional culinary experience and has worked both as a private chef and in restaurants, catering kitchens, and test kitchens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Hamptons. Laura holds a WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust and has worked on vineyards both on Long Island and the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France. She uses her years of professional culinary experience to write thorough product recommendations. From nonstick pans to hand mixers, Laura has tested hundreds of pieces of kitchen equipment. Highlights: * Culinary arts diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education * WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits * Contributor to leading food publications like Food Network, Taste of Home, and Delish * Served as 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 Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.