Laura Crotty is a writer, cookbook author and
founder of the food blog broiledgrapefruit.com.
She received her Culinary Certification in Health-Supportive Cuisine from the
Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan after receiving a BFA in Fine Arts from
New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Laura’s first book, The Little Dessert Cookbook was inspired by her collection of old
cookbooks and features recipes revised from classics including Ruth Wakefield’s
Journal Country Cookbook’s 1959 Molasses Creams and many more, that are both
dairy-free and gluten-free. Featuring an Introduction by multiple James Beard
Award Recipient and fellow vintage cookbook collector Tom Douglas this cookbook
was created, photographed and designed by Laura Crotty.
After enrolling in the Natural Gourmet
Institutes Chefs Training Program in New York City, I had tasted and experimented
enough with whole-foods cooking to notice a difference in the way I felt. I graduated with a culinary degree in
health-supportive foods and was hooked, working in commercial kitchens and
catering before eventually focusing on writing and creating recipes of my own. This book is the culmination of years of hard
work and dedication to a way of eating that changed my life. It combines the passion that I have for
wholesome baking along with the memories evoked from these very special books
that I cherish.