Kim Laidlaw is an award-winning cookbook editor and the author of Home Baked Comfort, IACP award-nominated Baby & Toddler On the Go, and Williams-Sonoma Quick Slow Cooking and Dessert of the Day. She is an instructor at the acclaimed San Francisco Cooking School, a recipe developer, and a baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has over 16 years of experience in book and online publishing. She has developed recipes for chefs, cookbooks authors, bloggers, and websites such as Chowhound and KQED. She previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in Petaluma with her husband and their daughter, whom she cooks for everyday.