Laurie Burrows Grad Grief Blogger, Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief of www.epicurus.com

Laurie Burrows Grad is a cookbook author, television chef, food journalist, and activist/fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. Her cookbooks include Make It Easy in the Kitchen; Make It Easy Entertaining; Make It Easy, Make It Light; and Entertaining Light & Easy. Each of her books has been nominated for the cookbook industry's highest awards. She hosted her own cable TV cooking show, Laurie Cooks Light & Easy, which aired on The Learning Channel as well as The Travel and Living Channel. She is currently the editor-in-chief for one of the top food sites on the web, www.epicurus.com, where she contributes regular features on travel and food. In the humanitarian arena, she is a highly regarded activist for the National Alzheimer's Association. Twenty-four years ago, she created an annual, star-studded fundraising dinner, A Night at Sardi's, and has been the event's chairperson ever since, along with her husband Peter Grad, raising over 30 million dollars. http://www.alz.org/sardis/overview.asp Sadly on August 1, 2015, her husband of 47 years, Peter Grad, died suddenly. Laurie is now blogging about her grief weekly on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-burrows-grad/

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