Lauren Braun Costello is an author, food stylist, and culinary instructor who has gained both local and national media exposure, including appearances on ABC’s The View. Her recipes and party-planning advice have appeared in The Los Angeles Times and on Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect.com, and she has made several television appearances over the years on WNBC’s Today in New York and News 4 You. Lauren’s food styling has been featured in various national and local television broadcasts, including segments for ABC’s The View, The Early Show on CBS, and Fox & Friends.
She has served as a recipe tester, most notably for the 75th Anniversary edition of the Joy of Cooking cookbook, working with a team of chefs to test and develop recipes. To learn more about Lauren, go to her website, thecompetentcook.com.