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Shirley Corriher

Shirley O. Corriher (born 1935) is a biochemist and author of CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, winner of a James Beard Foundation award. CookWise shows how scientific insights can be applied to traditional cooking. Some compare Corriher's approach to that of Harold McGee and Alton Brown. She has made a number of appearances as a food consultant on Alton Brown's show Good Eats. Shirley has also completed a new DVD, Shirley O. Corriher's Kitchen Secrets Revealed.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University, in 1959 she and her husband opened a boys' school in Atlanta where she was responsible for cooking the meals for 30 boys. In 1970, she divorced her husband and left the school. She took up cooking to support herself and her three children.

Shirley lives with her husband Arch in Atlanta where she is working on her second book, Bakewise.


  • CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking (ISBN 0-688-10229-8, 1997)


  • An Interview with Shirley Corriher, from The Institute of Culinary Education

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