LAURA THEODORE is a nationally recognized television personality, podcast radio host, celebrity PBS vegan chef, renowned jazz singer and award-winning cookbook author. Laura is co-creator of the highly successful Jazzy Vegetarian cooking series on national public television and host of the Jazzy Vegetarian Podcast on Unity Online Radio. Laura is thrilled to be working with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup in Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian airing nationwide on PBS and public television!
Laura is author of six vegan cookbooks, including: Vegan for Everyone, Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics, Jazzy Vegetarian, and Deliciously Vegan, which won silver medals at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Midwest Book Awards and the 2019 Living Now Book Awards. Her highly anticipated new book, Easy Vegan Home Cooking, will be released this fall by Hatherleigh Press (October 26, 2021). Laura is a recipient of the Taste Award for Best Health and Fitness Television Program, and inducted into the Taste Hall of Fame.
Laura has been on the cover of three prestigious magazines; American Vegan, Jazzin’, and La Fashionista Compassionista. She has made guest appearances on The Talk on CBS, Insider/Entertainment Tonight and WCBS News Radio Health Report. She has been featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News, Mother Earth Living, VegNews, Family Circle, Readers Digest and PBS Food,among other highly respected news, food, music and lifestyle-related journals.
As a globally recognized award-winning jazz singer and songwriter, Laura has recorded six solo CDs, including her award-winning disc, Tonight’s the Night, which received a Musician Magazine Award. Her CD release with the late, great master guitarist Joe Beck entitled Golden Earrings, (on the Whaling City Sound label) was on the GRAMMY® list in the category of “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Laura has toured throughout the country, performing at numerous major events, such as Night of 100 Stars, Fire and Ice Ball, and The American Film Awards.
On the acting side of things, Laura has appeared in over sixty plays and musicals including Off-Broadway for two years in the hit show Beehive, which earned her a coveted Backstage Bistro Award. She was honored with the Denver Critics Drama Circle Award as “Best Actress in a Musical,” for her starring role as Janis Joplin in the world premier production of Love, Janis.
With her love for good food, compassion for animals and enthusiasm for great music, multi-talented personality, Laura Theodore truly is the Jazzy Vegetarian. Learn more about Laura and Jazzy Vegetarian at: JazzyVegetarian.com, and in Laura’s cookbooks, streaming online television channel; Jazzy Vegetarian TV, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Talk Radio.