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I have been your fan ever since I saw you on Baking With Julia and I make your challah every week for my husband. I cherish your recipes in the Baking with Julia cookbook and everything I have ever tried from you was a huge success. As a wife, home cook and food professional I just wanted you to know that you are truly one of my mentors. Your passion for your family and life really resonates with me (and really comes across on camera!). Food and cooking means nothing if you don’t do it for love and for those you love. So thank you for the inspiration and I wish you much blessings and continued success. I am from the Caribbean by the way….Trinidad to be exact! So I just want you to know that you affect people not only in your country but all over the world as well. I am now going to purchase your books and the dvds too!! So thanks again….and I really have to try your perfect roast chicken recipe.
—Tracey N., Trinidad
I am 32 years old and I cook daily. I saw you making bagels with Julia Child on ‘Baking with Julia’ and as soon as the episode was over I ran to my computer to find out more about who you were. I just got done watching a number of your videos and I would rather watch you cook at home with your dogs then any of the 100s of shows I’ve seen over the past 15 years—those that have been (to varying extents) in ‘vogue’.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for your hard work, it isn’t easy to shock a jaded cooking show peruser like myself but you did and I’m hooked on your personality, knowledge and most of all charm. Thank you for what you do and I hope you keep doing it.
I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I think of you so often. You have had such a positive impact on my life and my family’s. I always say that taking cooking/life lessons with you was one of best things that I’ve ever done. I continue to cook your wonderful food and receive so many compliments on it. Everyone in my life hears about you and the impact that you’ve had.
—Erin I., Larchmont, New York
I think of you often. Cooking continues to be great therapy for me; and I find that I am getting more and more skilled (and it is more and more fun!) I recently lost a close ski buddy (after a long battle with breast cancer) and it was very tough. I remembered your story quite a long time ago about baking bread for a friend’s husband who was very ill in the hospital. And how therapeutic kneading the dough was, and how healing something homemade good can be. It’s amazing how you can lose your grief, at least for a little while, as you prepare something wonderful in the kitchen. (We just treated ourselves to a gigantic new Cuisinart – a 16 cupper!).
I can never express in words the incredible depth of the impact you’ve had, and continue to have on my life, and the lives of my stepchildren and family. Thanks for teaching me to believe in the power of home cooking…
With much love,
Kathi E., Scotch Plains, New Jersey
You did such a fantastic job last night. You are truly a master teacher. Everybody learned so much, enjoyed the evening so much and bonded with each other — and with you! I can’t thank you enough. All in all, a delicious experience!
My global auto-searches picked up a great article on the Riker’s Island Culinary program you founded. I never stop being amazed about how you are able to change lives, and I often mention to my husband what a great gift I garnered from working with you, and learning from you. You’ve changed mine/our life so profoundly, that I often find myself cooking as a way of relieving stress. It takes over the mind and the body and becomes all-encompassing, freeing the soul and pushing out any resident negative feelings. I have become quite the chef – I can now cook many things that are “my own,” independent of cookbooks and recipes, and I find great creative energy in finding my own way around a dish. Yesterday, after a week filled with challenges and some minor but frequent angst, I decided to make Quiche Lorraine (I use the classic “basic quiche” Julia Child recipe as a starting point) with bacon and onions simply because I know (because I learned it from you), that the smell of those two ingredients cooking in the kitchen would be incredibly restorative. It was. For both of us. Amazing.
I love you. Truly.
I have known Lauren for many years, and she has always been a source of support and inspiration to me. I admire the way she can articulate her thoughts so easily. I think of her as a perennial student, going outside of her comfort zone, challenging herself, striving for the knowledge of life. Recently I began having major issues with my teenage son. Lauren was there for me. She is a great listener, and she remembers everything you tell her. So when I was feeling overwhelmed and confused she could center me with concrete solutions to my problem at hand. I often wish I could keep her in my back pocket and pull her out at difficult moments. She just always seems to have the right answers or the right questions to help me on my journey towards healing. Lauren lives in the moment…and her guiding words of wisdom come from a loving place…you can feel it.
—Annie I., White Plains, NY
I have known Lauren Groveman for many years through her cookbooks and her website. She has always shown me complete encouragement when replying to questions that I‘ve asked when it comes to one of her recipes. Always in a professional manner, she would always find time to respond in a kind and professional way.
I noticed she now offers Life Coaching services. Not knowing what that was, I contacted Lauren for more information. She explained the process of Life Coaching and, after listening, I decided that I could benefit with some coaching myself in areas of my life that I want to improve. After 3 sessions with Lauren she has motivated me to look both inside and outside of myself and has helped me to focus on my power to make better choices and on setting goals. Lauren has helped me to recognize that the buck stops with me in responsibility on several issues, and she also has given me a redirection with my thought process, including how to apply that in my everyday life. But mostly she listens and, again, she responds in an encouraging and professional way. You can tell that Lauren loves what she does and it shows. She is very genuine. Her spirit matches her actions as a Life Coach. She really cares and wants to be there for you! Having Lauren Groveman as a Life Coach I believe would be a great investment if you want to improve yourself.
—Jackie O., Soldotna, AK
[Lauren] You are so special and your advice is PERFECT! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to read it until Jan 3. I will print and save this and read it next November!
—Kathy K., Chicago
I am a 29-year-old woman living in Manhattan with my fiancé. I am currently working as an administrator for a hedge fund although my true passions are cooking, decorating, writing, planning menus and all other things domestic. It is so nice to hear you discuss the importance of a good home and shared meals, I feel like they aren’t honored enough. Your words and advice made me feel proud of my feelings and gave me faith. You’ve inspired me to stick to my guns and remain grounded and I wanted to thank you for that.
—Jill T., Manhattan
I just wanted to say thank you Lauren for all that you have contributed to me & my family over the past couple of years. Though we have never met in person, we have been so blessed through your videos and emails. I know you are a busy person and have so much going on. I’m sure your family would love even more of your time, but please let them know for me how very much we appreciate them sharing you with folks like us. You have touched me & my family so dearly & we have implemented so many of the things you talk about in your teaching into our daily life & it has made a huge impact in our family & in the lives of those we care about as well. Again, thank you so much for your generousity and for always taking time to care! And know that we are “paying it forward” in hopes to love those in our community who need a hand up as well.
Thanks again for all you do!
“A truly wonderful cookbook!”
“[Lauren’s] philosophy of nurturing family and friends through cooking really resonated with me. I was very glad to read I am not alone and there was someone who had devoted herself to spreading her message of hope for those of us who want to create a delicious and satisfying life.… I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to lavish love and delicious food on those their loved ones.… “
Lauren, I just wanted to tell you how much your cookbooks have become entwined into my family get-togethers and celebrations. Many of the requested “signature dishes” of mine–are really a dish of yours. I have loved your cookbooks for years. Thank you!!
—S. Ingram, Cleveland
“Lauren Groveman’s Kitchen is passionate, creative and fun!!”
“Lauren Groveman is the culinary creator/advisor for the new Millennium.”
—Wolfpower@prodigy,com, Golden Bridge, NY
“This is the most user-friendly & thorough cookbook I’ve seen!”
“Lauren Groveman must have read my mind when she wrote this book! Somehow she does it all with every piece of information a busy neophyte appreciates as well as the sophistication one aspires to for impressive meals and desserts of every kind.”
J. Fitzgerald, California
“I love to cook with this cookbook!”
“Finally here was someone who was saying all the things I wanted to hear; families need to eat together, it is vital! Creating a nurturing atmosphere through cooking for your family and friends benefits you and them in immeasurable ways!”
“I LOVE the I Love to Cook Book!!”
“Cooking is an art—creative, warm, loving and meant to be shared. The book is a treasure–I highly recommend it and wish I could give it a double five stars.
—vptara, Bethlehem, PA
“A FAMILY INSPIRATION”
“This book has reminded me what life and family should be about.”
“I love the I Love to Cook Book.”
“If I could only have one cookbook, this would make my short list…. What I like most about it is the way the author talks about making food in a very holistic way—it’s not just the food you end up with, it’s also about what you need and should have on hand to make your kitchen functional.”
—S. Curry-Sumner, Utrecht, The Netherlands
“What a wonderful, special cookbook!”
“Personally, after being a real fan of Ms. Groveman’s for years (her last book has been my cooking bible for an entire decade), I think the world would be a better place if more people were like her and adopted her loving, giving ways.”
“Vitality and love flavor this family cooking treasure”
“Lauren Groveman has done it again! She has given us a book of rare quality loaded with the most fantastically delicious recipes and practical cooking tips. Bravely revealing her personal journey to becoming a confident cook, she bolsters the courage of many a mom who will happily move beyond the basics with the right encouragement…and here it is!”
—Carmen C., NYC