Laura Denby Laura Denby is New York-based food and drink writer with a degree in Culinary Arts from the Institute of Culinary Education and a WSET level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits. After years of cooking in professional kitchens, she now spends her time experimenting with the newest kitchen and home products and writing about them. She loves to cook, travel, drink wine and hang with her rescue pup, Eddie. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.