About Greg Patent

Greg Patent was born in Hong Kong, spent his early childhood in Shanghai, and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 11. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and became a full professor of zoology at the University of Montana before leaving to pursue a career in cooking, his first love. He is a veteran baker, cooking teacher, and cookbook author whose books include the James Beard Award-winning Baking in America. He lives in Missoula, Montana, with his wife, Dorothy.

To hear a podcast with Greg Patent on Culinate, go here.

Featured Books by Greg Patent

Baking in America

Traditional and Contemporary Favorites from the Past 200 Years

A Baker’s Odyssey

Celebrating Time-Honored Recipes from America’s Rich Immigrant Heritage

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