About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty.

Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California.

Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that theory.

FoodTrients Staff:

Executive Editor: Barbara Weller

Food Writer: Any Sawelson Landes

Staff Writers: Ginger Hultin, Cynthia Cleveland,  Nancy Cushing-Jones,  Lira Soriano, Danny Rengifo, and Eileen Shaw




  • http://www.philippineexpressionsbookshop.com/ Linda

    Just curious what is Grace’s educational background … Is she a nurse or a nutritionist? Also, what makes this book different from other books that we see in the market on similar health and nutrition topics? Are there personal researches she has done to validate some examples which will make this book different?
    If possible, pls send me an email with list of chapter topics. And what is the trade discount that you give to booksellers? Is Grace open to speak at one of our Authors events for free? Thanks.

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