Garrett McCord

Title: Freelance Recipe Developer
Expertise: cocktails, recipe development

Garrett McCord wrote for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for over a year. He is a prolific food and cocktail recipe developer, and he's an accomplished food writer and author of two cookbooks.


Garrett worked in professional pastry kitchens before earning his master's degree. He is currently a food writer and recipe developer. He developed a popular food blog from 2006 to 2017, moving on to a cocktail blog. He has published two cookbooks.


Garrett McCord has a Master of Arts in composition and rhetoric, with a focus on teaching academic writing and research and the study of gastronomy and culinary history.

Awards and Publications

Garrett McCord's work has appeared in,,, Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Huffington Post, Simply Recipes, and many other newsprint and internet media.

His book "Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese" (2013 by Little, Brown and Company) was met with overwhelming praise in both web and traditional media and became a nationwide bestseller.

He also wrote "Stewards of Spirits: A Collection of Sacramento Cocktails and the People Who Make Them" (ebook).

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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