Cook finds “God” in eggplant

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) — Lunchtime at Gino’s Italian Family Restaurant in Baton Rouge is a busy time, but as the cooks prepare the menu, they can’t stop talking about what happened on Monday, July 7th. Chef JeMarcus Brady is responsible for, among other things, cutting, salting, and sautéing eggplants. But then he had what some might call an epiphany when he noticed something different in one eggplant. Brady describes what happened, “When you sliced into it, the pattern showed from the seeds that were forming in the inside the letters G-O-D as God. I couldn’t think of anything. I just had to tell somebody to come look at it.”

“I don’t know what it means. All I know it just tells me that ‘hey, he real and nothing else can change my mind about that.” – Chef JeMarcus Brady

Brady says he’s no stranger to life’s struggles and his faith has gotten him through. He raised four kids on a limited income before becoming a cook, and he says the significance of the rare eggplant seeds aren’t lost on him, “Through the whole road he’s showing me that ‘hey I’m real’ and that’s the only thing you can depend on.”

The restaurant’s co-owner Gino Marino, who has been in the restaurant business for nearly 50 years, says with a find this rare, it’s something he’ll never forget, “You could cut a million eggplants and you’d probably never see that again, it’s that rare. God is within us and he has different ways of showing it within our lives and this is maybe one of ‘em.”

So is it divine intervention? It doesn’t really matter to Brady, “I don’t know what it means. All I know it just tells me that ‘hey, he real and nothing else can change my mind about that.”

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