Laura Fisher Laura (Fisher) Matta is a freelance writer who specializes in health, sustainability, food, and the outdoors. Her work has appeared in Travel and Leisure, Real Simple, Parenting, Shape, Southern Living and Better Homes and Gardens, Well+Good, and Food & Wine magazine. She recently started a full-time position as senior recruiter for Voltus, Inc., a company that represents the potential to better manage energy through simple, risk-free programs. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.