Laurie Crowell, Good Foods Expert

Laurie Crowell


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Who do you live with: Britt, my charming husband, Ben and Connor, our rascally little boys, and Rooney our sweet little pup that funny enough I got while exhibiting at a Home and Garden show

Where would you like to live: I do love being here in Minnesota but if I could choose anywhere to have a second home it would absolutely be Paris.

Your favorite occupation: The one I have right now! I am grateful every day that I get to do something I love for my job.

Person you’d like to meet: I have two. I would love love love to spend a little time with Steve Martin. I have liked him since I was a kid in the 70’s. His books are always a good read, his banjo playing is fantastic and his movies are always funny. Tom Hanks is another. If a movie comes on with Tom Hanks in it, even if I have seen it a hundred times, I will watch it…Every. Single. Time.

What do you order in a coffee shop: A double shot of espresso with 3 oz steamed cream and 1 packet sugar in the raw (I used to work at a coffee roastery so I am very specific/picky in my coffee choices!).

3 TCL regulars who you’d like to have dinner with: Oooh, it is hard to get it down to 3…I would say Marjorie Johnson because I absolutely love hearing her stories, I just met Sara Bartlett for the first time recently and would love to know more about her, and of course Ted Farrell who never fails to educate me about fine wine or good spirits and he always has a funny story to tell 🙂

Favorite State Fair food: That is a tough one to narrow down too! Sweet Marthas are mighty fine but I think the “Puff Daddy on a Stick” from The Sausage Sisters is my all time fave.

Favorite TCL moment: I remember how fun it was to be on the very first episode of Twin Cities Live. The studio was buzzing with excitement…it was so cool to see all their months of hard work happening live for the first time!

One thing you can’t live without: Good music 🙂

Dream TCL interview/segment: I would love to interview Ina Garten on the show. I worked for her many years ago and would love for the TCLive viewers to see first hand what a wonderful, talented and interesting woman she is.

What is your motto: “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no”. I say it to my boys every single day.

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