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Harold McGee

Renowned and Award-Winning Chemist & Author on Food and Cooking

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Harold McGee Biography

Harold writes about the chemistry of food and cooking. He took up this odd vocation after studies at the California Institute of Technology and at Yale University, where he wrote a doctoral thesis with the prophetic title "Keats and the Progress of Taste." After several years as a literature and writing instructor at Yale, he decided to practice what he had been teaching, and write a book: a book about the science of everyday life.

The result was the publication in 1984 of a 680-page compendium, On Food & Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen. Timing was lucky: America and Britain were awakening to the pleasures of good food and to the diversity of world cuisines, and On Food & Cooking helped satisfy the growing hunger for information about ingredients and techniques.

Six years after On Food & Cooking, in 1990, a shorter and more personal book, The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore was published. It's currently out of print. Then in 2004, after working on it for ten years, the second, completely revised and significantly expanded edition of On Food & Cooking was published and has won several awards. In 2010, Penguin Press published the practical kitchen handbook Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes.

Along the way Harold has contributed reviews and original research to the scientific journal Nature, and have written articles for many publications, including The New York Times, The World Book Encyclopedia, The Art of Eating, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, and Physics Today. He taught two-day courses at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and talk about food chemistry at such venues as the Culinary Institute of America and other professional schools, at Madrid Fusion, at universities, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society.

He is currently working on a book about flavor, and contributing a column on science and food, "The Curious Cook," to the New York Times.

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Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes

Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

On Food and Cooking

On Food and Cooking

The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore

The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore

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Harold McGee Biography

Harold writes about the chemistry of food and cooking. He took up this odd vocation after studies at the California Institute of Technology and at Yale University, where he wrote a doctoral thesis with the prophetic title "Keats and the Progress of Taste." After several years as a literature and writing instructor at Yale, he decided to practice what he had been teaching, and write a book: a book about the science of everyday life.

The result was the publication in 1984 of a 680-page compendium, On Food & Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen. Timing was lucky: America and Britain were awakening to the pleasures of good food and to the diversity of world cuisines, and On Food & Cooking helped satisfy the growing hunger for information about ingredients and techniques.

Six years after On Food & Cooking, in 1990, a shorter and more personal book, The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore was published. It's currently out of print. Then in 2004, after working on it for ten years, the second, completely revised and significantly expanded edition of On Food & Cooking was published and has won several awards. In 2010, Penguin Press published the practical kitchen handbook Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes.

Along the way Harold has contributed reviews and original research to the scientific journal Nature, and have written articles for many publications, including The New York Times, The World Book Encyclopedia, The Art of Eating, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, and Physics Today. He taught two-day courses at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and talk about food chemistry at such venues as the Culinary Institute of America and other professional schools, at Madrid Fusion, at universities, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society.

He is currently working on a book about flavor, and contributing a column on science and food, "The Curious Cook," to the New York Times.

Harold McGee Videos

  • Harold McGee (Food science writer): On Food and Cooking: The ...

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  • How to book Harold McGee?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Harold McGee for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Harold McGee, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Harold McGee or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Harold McGee?

    Booking fees for Harold McGee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Harold McGee, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Harold McGee?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Harold McGee for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Harold McGee for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Harold McGee or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Harold McGee or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Harold McGee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Harold McGee for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Harold McGee generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal, Ferran Adrià, Richard Blais and Marcel Vigneron. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Harold McGee for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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