Garrett McCord

Welcome to the Fruits and Vegetables Channel at We'll be exploring the fascinating world of fruits and vegetables - their mythology, history, science, and variety.  Of course, we'll also be cooking up plenty of easy and rustic recipes. Each month we'll explore in-depth two pieces of produce to tantalize the senses and engage your mind!


Garrett McCord works as a food writer and recipe developer. His popular food blog, Vanilla Garlic, looks at how life and food intertwine and has been drawing in readers since 2006. His work has appeared in Gourmet, New York Post,,,, The Miami Herald, Reader’s Digest,, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Huffington Post, the Sacramento Bee and many other newsprint and internet medias.

He worked in professional pastry kitchens before earning his MA in Composition & Rhetoric with a focus on teaching academic writing and research, and the study of gastronomy and culinary history.

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

Garrett McCord

"So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being."

Franz Kafka

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