Trang, Corinne 1967–
Trang, Corinne 1967–
PERSONAL: Born November 9, 1967, in Blois, France; daughter of Nhu Minh (in import-export food business) and Marie-Jeanne (Barbet) Trang; married Michael R. McDonough (an architect and author), September 28, 1996; children: Colette. Ethnicity: "Eurasian." Education: Attended St. John's University, 1987–90; Drexel University, B.S., 2003.
CAREER: Food writer, food stylist, chef, food consultant and critic, and travel photographer. Meigher Communications, New York, NY, producing editor of magazines and cookbooks, 1996–98, director of Saveur test kitchen, 1997–98; cohost of a television pilot, Melting Pot, Food Network, 2000; guest chef at various establishments, including Le Colonial Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA, Yang Ming, Bryn Mawr, PA, Veruka, New York, NY, James Beard House, and Casa Malaparte Foundation in Italy; caterer of private parties; judge of culinary competitions. Drexel University, visiting faculty member, 2000–; Institute of Culinary Education, New York, NY, culinary instructor, 2003–; guest lecturer and critic at other institutions, including California College of Arts and Crafts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, New York University, and Harvard University; public speaker at other venues; guest on radio and television programs, including Martha Stewart Living, Home Matters, Cooking Live, The Early Show, and Feng Shui Revealed. Member of James Beard Foundation.
MEMBER: International Association of Culinary Professionals, New York Women's Culinary Alliance.
AWARDS, HONORS: "Best of the Best Award," Food and Wine magazine, 1999, and International Cookbook Revue World Cookbook Awards, best Asian cookbook in the world and best Asian cookbook in English, 2000, all for Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food from a Family Table.
Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food from a Family Table, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1999.
Essentials of Asian Cuisine: Fundamentals and Favorite Recipes, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Saveur Cooks Authentic French, edited by Dorothy Kalins and others, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1999; Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini, edited by Elizabeth Schneider, William Morrow (New York, NY), 2001; The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Thomson Gale (Detroit, MI), 2002; and The New American Chef, edited by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page, John Wiley (New York, NY), 2003. Contributor of articles and photographs to periodicals, including Bottom Line Personal, Health, Cooking Light, Organic Style, Saveur, Moneysworth, and Food and Wine.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Grilling with Asian Flavors, publication by Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA) expected in 2006.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Corinne Trang Studio: Explore Asia's History, Culture, and Food, http://www.corinnetrang.com (April 2, 2005).