About Laura Taxel

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Laura Taxel, author of Cleveland Ethnic Eats 8th Edition

Photo © Barney Taxel

Laura Taxel

Laura Taxel has been writing about food and the people who prepare it for more than 20 years. Her articles have appeared in The Plain Dealer, Ohio Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, and many other publications around the country. She currently writes a monthly column called "Cooking Outside the Lines" for Northern Ohio Live. The magazine's food and drink department received an Ohio Excellence in Journalism award from The Press Club of Cleveland last year (2002). She is a contributing author to Blue Ribbon Breads, and three books on health and healing. She speaks often about food and culture and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows. Ethnic food is her favorite subject. Laura is married Barney Taxel, a well-known Cleveland photographer, and they have three sons. Like her, they are all serious eaters, but she is the only one who dines professionally. “ It's a tough job,” says the woman who has publicly admitted to eating three dinners in a

single day, “ but somebody's got to do it.” If she is not in her office, Taxel can most likely be found in the vicinity of an ethnic restaurant, an ethnic market, or her kitchen stove.

Books by Laura Taxel

Cleveland Ethnic Eats 8th Edition by Laura Taxel
Cleveland Ethnic Eats 8th Edition
The Guide to Authentic Ethnic Restaurants and Markets in Northeast Ohio
by Laura Taxel

Discover a world of exotic cuisines— right here in our own backyard! These 356 authentic ethnic restaurants and markets (from more than 50 different countries and cultures) are recommended by the experts: Cleveland's ethnic citizens themselves. Laura  . . . [Read More]


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