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Biochemist , chef , author

Shirley Corriher, American food writer. Certified culinaryn professional. Recipient Best Reference Book of Year award, James Beard Awards, 1998, Best Teacher of Year award, Bon Apetit's Food and Entertaining Awards, 2001.

Background

Corriher, Shirley was born on February 23, 1935 in Atlanta. Daughter of A.J. and Clide (Mann) Ogletree.

Education

Bachelor in Chemistry cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1956.

Career

CookWise shows how scientific insights can be applied to traditional cooking, while BakeWise applies the same idea to baking. Some compare Corriher's approach to that of Harold McGee (who Corriher thanks as her "intellectual hero" in the "My Gratitude and Thanks" section of Cookwise) and Alton Brown. She has made a number of appearances as a food consultant on Alton Brown's show Good Eats and has released a DVD, Corriher's Kitchen Secrets Revealed.

Achievements

  • Certified culinaryn professional.

Works

Membership

Trustee Cooking Advancement, Research and Education Foundation, 1984, chair, 1985. Member International Association Cooking Professionals (board directors 1982, 83-84), Les Dames d'Escoffier, Institute Food Technologists, American Institute Wine and Food, American Association Cereal Chemists.

Connections

Married Theodore Hecht, 1958 (divorced 1970). Children: Terron Jan, Sherron Ann, Theodore Junior. Married Henry A. Corriher, Junior, 1978.

father:
A.J. Ogletree

mother:
Clide (Mann) Ogletree

spouses:
Theodore Hecht

Henry A. Corriher

children:
Sherron Ann Corriher

Terron Jan Corriher

Theodore Junior Corriher