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Laurel Miller
Laurel Miller is a Colorado-based food and travel writer and cheese consultant, the editor of Edible Aspen, the contributing editor at culture: the word on cheese, and co-author of Cheese for Dummies. She also writes for Aspen magazine, Aspen Sojouner,Refinery29, and other print and digital publications. She also does content creation for the F & B and outdoor industries.

Laurel grew up on a small California ranch raising dairy goats and a menagerie of other animals, which is what inspired her to educate people about sustainable agriculture and seasonal eating through her business, The Sustainable Kitchen®. When not sitting in front of her computer in her pj's, Laurel can be found enjoying the outdoors, or backpacking around the world eating street food and acquiring new and exciting tropical diseases.
Read more about Laurel on her food and travel "not-a-blog, "Snacking on Xanax."

Entries by Laurel Miller

Dear Dad: An Open (Heart) Letter to My Unintentionally Influential Father

(4) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 11:26 AM


People (and by "people," I mean, friends, visitors to my home, landlords, and former boyfriends) often ask me, "Laurel, why are you such a freak? What is it that compels you to collect animal skulls and other skeletal fragments?" The former boyfriends are...

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Dropping the F-Bomb: Why "Foodie" Needs to Be Struck From Our Lexicon

(67) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Image: Mike Licht,, Flickr

Life used to be so easy. You ate to live. Then, man discovered fire and realized mastodon tastes a lot better with a nice sear on it. Around 500,000 years later, Homo foodieus evolved, and...

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Why Mark Zuckerberg's Meat Challenge Is Full of Bull

(18) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 3:11 PM

As one of the few remaining humans on the planet not on Facebook, I still like to give credit where it's due. I may loathe Mark Zuckerberg's time-sucking, TMI Internet sensation, but I can admire his business acumen and ambition: the guy's a billionaire. At an age when I was...

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Can We Please Stop Demonizing the FDA?

(14) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 3:52 PM


As a contributing editor at culture, a consumer cheese magazine, I meet and interview a lot of cheesemakers, so last year's dairy closures and cheese recalls definitely hit close to home. Literally. I work part-time in a Seattle cheese shop, and...

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