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Food For Thought Cookbook

Food For Thought Cookbook


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This collection of recipes offers a wide range of cuisine from around the globe, Asian, Egiptian spice (Ras EL Hanout) Thai, Moroccan, Caribbean ,and West Indian Curry ,Italian Tuscany pasta Cuisine, fruit de mer, (fruit of the sea,) grilled vegetables, seafood Gumbo ( winter dish or year around).

Did you know that the word Okra means 'Gumbo' in the Gullah dialect of Ghana West Africa? This very popular dish was created by Africans. Okra was brought to the Americas, first grown and used in a dish that later became known as Gumbo on the coast of South Carolina. We prepare stir-fry dishes like general Tso's chicken, or shrimp with sweet chili lime sauce, pan grilled Atlantic salmon with creamy dill, wild Copper River salmon, and grilled Chilean sea bass with Asian ginger marinade.All recipes created by Chef Lawrence Wagner and Father Chef O J Wagner Jr aka Elder Hutip Sen Sabaq

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493517862
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

I was born in the 3rd ward section of Houston Texas, and there were eight siblings; six boys and two girls, Ronald, the late Bobbye Wagner, the late Johnnie Wagner, Chef OJ
(Otis), Sandra, Gary (Joe), (twins) Kelvin and Melvin Wagner. My father was a baker in the US army and they called them 'dough heads'. This was back in the early 1950s. My father did a lot of baking around the house when I was a kid and this is what sparked me on this journey and when I began to develop my love for food.

I didn't become a chef until 1988. I started out as a yellow cab driver in Manhattan, New York and realized this was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So I enrolled in the New York Food and Hotel Management School (now known as Star Career Academy) where I took up gourmet cooking, baking and catering.(My Beloved son Chef Lawrence Wagner graduated from the same culinary school 30 years later) At that time, I was 38 years of age and memories of my late father baking in the kitchen were still fresh in my mind and is still a motivating force to this day.

My late mother Lillian Echols Wagner was a bilingual school teacher for over thirty years. She raised all eight of us and went back to college and gained her degree. So, it was from my mother that I got my determination. A. Thousand Thanks Mother Love you more!!!

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