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Except Diet and Exercise
Episode 127th October 2022 • Bending the Spoon • Chef Laura Bonicelli
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In this premier episode of Bending the Spoon entrepreneur, teacher, and recipe writer (soon to be cookbook author), Chef Laura Bonicelli talks about her background and her love of and journey with food. This includes a major shift she made a few years ago that has greatly impacted her career and those around her and her philosophy of cake. She discusses cooking in America today and introduces the world to her show format.

Bio: With over 13 years of professional cooking experience with her meal delivery and catering business and restaurant, Chef Laura founded Bonicelli Cooking Club in 2018. Chef Laura brings professional cooking techniques, knowledge, great recipes, and inspiration to home cooks and food lovers everywhere. She is known for her love, support, and advocacy for local, organic, and well-sourced food, and her expertise in navigating dietary preferences and issues.


  • [00:00] - Intro
  • [01:00] - The backstory
  • [04:01] - Featured ingredient
  • [05:02] - Except diet and exercise
  • [07:01] - Tip of the week
  • [08:50] - Answers to the questions
  • [11:10] - Top Tool

Key Takeaways

  • Show introduced
  • Get to know Chef Laura
  • Why the shift
  • Featured Ingredient
  • Why Americans aren't cooking
  • Tip of the Week
  • Top Tool

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Links mentioned in the episode:

Bonicelli Cooking Club

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Pumpkin Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - YUMMY!!!

In the next few episodes of Bending the Spoon, I'll be discussing flavoring food. We are going to start with "All about salt" next week in Episode #2. Salt is a seasoning you literally can't live without. Listen and find out all about this fascinating and exalted staple that everyone has in their cabinet.

I'll give you a little history lesson, tell you about the many types of the mineral, and give you tips on how to make your food sing using this humble, much-loved, ingredient.