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. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Typical biochemists study chemical processes and chemical transformations in living organisms James Andrew Beard ( May 5, 1903 – January 21, 1985) was an American Chef and Food CookWise shows how scientific insights can be applied to traditional cooking. Some compare Corriher's approach to that of Harold McGee and Alton Brown. Harold McGee is an American author who writes about the Chemistry, technique and history of food and cooking and has written two books on kitchen science Alton Brown (born July 30 1962 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American food personality cinematographer author aircraft pilot and She has made a number of appearances as a food consultant on Alton Brown's show Good Eats. Alton Brown (born July 30 1962 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American food personality cinematographer author aircraft pilot and Good Eats is a Television Cooking show created and hosted by Alton Brown that airs in North America on Food Network. 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. Vanderbilt University is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in Nashville, Tennessee, 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. Bakewise has a scheduled release date of November 2008.