Summer 2017

Pressure Cooker

Laura Geraty, N11, survived the bright lights and hot ovens of reality TV.

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Photo: Brad Dececco

As owner of What We Eat, a nutrition coaching and personal chef business in New York City, Laura Geraty, N11, is no stranger to the heat of the kitchen. And her knack for staying cool under pressure served her well during 16 intense hours taping Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons, a reality show pitting amateur chefs against pros like Geraty.

Her episode aired in February and though she didn’t win—she burned her pine nuts (twice)—she doesn’t regret a thing. “If this is what losing feels like,” she said, “bring it on.”

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