Press Release


Saint Simons Island, Ga. /July 4th 2010 – World renowned Wellness chef and culinary educator Laurie Erickson ( alongwith professional artist/illustrator Jake Morrill ( are proud to announce the publication of their existing new, one-of-a kind cookbook, CHEF by STEP® TheWorld’s Easiest Cookbook for the beginner chef ($19.99 Chef Laurie Publishing Co.) This full-color, illustrated cookbook has 20 complete meal recipes that are incredibly simple to follow.

Featured in this book are simple, basic, nutritious meals geared to the beginner chef ages 10 and up. There are several valuable chef tips and tricks that even the experienced chef will find informative. “ I have waited 30 years to write a cookbook that was very different than any other cookbook and THIS IS IT!” explains Erickson. Each recipe is economical, with no fancy ingredients and minimal clean-up. The greatest feature of the book is: all of the cooking tools and ingredients are fully illustrated including step-by-step photos of each of the preparation steps from start to finish.

CHEF by STEP® is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to learn how to cook. The ease of preparation helps boost the confidence of anyone who was once afraid to step into the kitchen. It is the cookbook that everyone is looking for. “A person who could not read can follow these recipes,” says Erickson.

About The Author

Laurie Erickson is a leading expert in the health and wellness cuisine industry. With thirty years of experience as a culinary educator, mentor and recipe creator, Chef Laurie’s recipes and health tips have appeared in several popular publications. Chef Laurie has served as a demonstration chef at the famed “Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa” and created wellness programs at Sea Island, a five-star resort in Georgia. She has now reached her goal of creating the Chef by Step® series of cookbooks. Chef Laurie’s experience in front of a camera makes any interview entertaining and enlightening. If would like to set up an interview, please call 912-571-2617, visit or send an e-mail to Review copies are available to the media upon request.

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