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A biochemist by profession, Atlanta native Shirley Corriher is the author of CookWise andBakewise. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and has spent her career in the broad field of food science.
Her expertise earned the attention of Nathalie Dupree. By the late 1970s, Corriher was teaching a class on science and cooking for Dupree. She has since taught and lectured throughout the world, and has also written a syndicated column in The Los Angeles Times as well as technical articles in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. She lives in Atlanta.