Laurie Burrows Grad

Grief Blogger, Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief of

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,, 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. 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