Laurel Lather

Author of Nostalgic Feast

Lynda Rozell - by Renata Grzan Wieczorek

Laurel Lather was a popular chef and culinary entrepreneur for close to three decades in downtown Sioux Falls. Her first gourmet food and wine shoppe, Food n’ Fermentations, laid the groundwork for the success of The Market, her favorite project located in the historic Harvester building. This was a two-story restaurant with an expansive garden patio, a wine and cheese shop, and an event room.

During this time, Laurel enjoyed being a contributing writer for local publications such as Now! Pavilion and Wholesome Magazines. She also wrote light-hearted wine reviews for The Argus Leader’s wine blog section.

Prior to this, Laurel lived in her home state of Wisconsin. She opened her first business at the age of 22, Laurel’s Country Herbs, then a year later, opening The General Store, a bulk grocery & local produce shop. This passion eventually leads her to the restaurant industry, working in some of Chippewa Falls most popular restaurants until moving to South Dakota.

Being a consummate lover of food culture, retirement has not stopped Laurel from being a part of the local epicurean scene. The friendships she nurtured with her sales reps keeps her in the-know. She visits area restaurants and small ethnic groceries, writing reviews and posting dishes prepared with items purchased. You can read about her explorations at “What’s on my Palate”.

This is Laurel’s first book, with plans for a “feast series.”

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