David Warda is a former art educator, caterer, cosmetologist, costume designer, nanny, monk, personal chef, make-up artist, cooking school instructor, officiant, and photographer.

Currently he is a Flint artist in exile living and writing in Cincinnati Ohio.

His other cookbooks are:

Assyrian Cookery– Exotic Foods that Outlasted a Civilization (1996)

Recipe Bible– 222 Crowd Pleasing Comfort Foods for All Occasions (2010).