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, kitchen, learn
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...
- Kathi E., Scotch Plains, New Jersey, life, kitchen
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!
- Becky, kitchen
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.
- Robin, life, kitchen
Cooking is an art-creative, warm, loving and meant to be shared. Lauren's book is a treasure-I highly recommend it and wish I could give it a double five stars.
- vptara, Bethlehem, PA, kitchen, learn
Lauren Groveman is the culinary creator/advisor for the new Millennium.
- Golden Bridge, NY, kitchen, learn
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, life, kitchen, learn
[Lauren] You are so special and your advice is PERFECT!
- Kathy K., Chicago, life, kitchen