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People in airports recognize Shirley as the “Mad Scientist” on Good Eats TV show. She has appeared on many TV shows, even once on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live with Snoop Dog as her fry chef.
For over 40 years, Shirley has solved cooking problems for everyone from home cooks, editors and writers, large companies like Pillsbury and Procter & Gamble, to Julia Child. Shirley’s book, CookWise, has sold over 400,000 copies and both CookWise and BakeWise were James Beard Award winners and she has written a regular syndicated column for The Los Angeles Times Syndicate International, now The Chicago Tribune’s Media Services since 1998.
Shirley was Bon Appétit’s Best Teacher of the Year in 2001, Research Chefs’ Holleman Award winner for outstanding achievement in technical communication, 2004, and in 2009, Shirley received a great honor from Les Dames Escoffier–being named Grande Dame, an award received by Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, Anne Willan, Alice Waters and other famous women of the food world. Shirley graduated with honors from Vanderbllt University with a degree in Chemistry.
Source: Hayley Matson-Mathes