Lauraine Jacobs is one of New Zealand's most experienced and best-known food writers. Trained at the Cordon Bleu School in Paris, she went on to become a long-serving food editor at Cuisine magazine and she now writes a weekly food column for the New Zealand Listener. She is a restaurant awards judge, broadcaster, cooking teacher and ardent advocate for New Zealand food and wine producers. Lauraine is a past president of the IACP and the New Zealand Food Writers Guild. She also runs a very popular blog www.laurainejacobs.co.nz/blog/ Lauraine lives in Auckland and at Omaha with her husband, Murray Jacobs.