As I’m slowly getting to know the Irish life, it also means I’m getting to know more chefs and celebs. And one of my latest discoveries are David and Stephen Flynn, also known as The Happy Pear. I saw them a few weeks back on The Late Late Show (which was by far the fastest talking program I’ve ever seen in my life, trying to keep up with the speed and Irish accents was not that easy so I just focused on the food they were making!). Either way, these two guys are the most excited people I’ve ever seen and their food, even though it’s not my own cup of tea, looked stunning, delicious and fun to make. I already have a book case filled with cookbooks, but this one will be worn out for sure, cause like I always say: balance is the key to a good and happy life. So I’ll incorporate their way of cooking and eating into my life a few days a week/month, I especially look forward to their savoury swiss roll with asparagus, as it couldn’t be more seasonal & colourful!
David and Stephen Flynn put fun, deliciousness and friendship at the heart of their cooking. By showing that vegetarian food is endlessly varied, packed full of flavour and amazingly easy to prepare they want to spread the love for fruit and veg!
The World of the Happy Pear is inspired by David and Stephen’s family, friends and the international team at their legendary café. It includes over 100 mouth-watering and totally doable recipes – like Grilled Halloumi Burger with Sweet Chilli Ketchup and a Garlic Tahini Mayo … Fennel, Ruby Grapefruit, Avocado and Blueberry Salad … Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart.
There is advice on getting children to love the stuff that’s good for them and top tips on the tasty vegetarian approach to everything from BBQs and burgers to ice cream and Pavlova.
Become part of the world of the Happy Pear and discover a feast of healthy yummy food that will transform your eating!
About the Authors
The Happy Pear twins, David and Stephen Flynn, are chefs and authors of bestselling cookbook, The Happy Pear – recipes and stories from the first 10 years. They love what they do and use their natural food store, wholefood cafes and evening restaurant, superfood sprout farm, own-label products, online shop, and health education talks and courses to inspire a healthier, happier world!
After studying business degrees at university, they travelled the world tasting as many local dishes and unusual ingredients along the way. When they returned, over a decade ago, their aim was to start a food revolution by making fruit and veg sexy, to get involved with their community and drag as many people along for the ride as they possibly could. Today, The Happy Pear is a family and community and all about making natural and healthy food mainstream and producing really great tasting products that make it easier for people to be healthier and happier.
They’ve also created a strong online community and a loyal following across their Social Media platforms and channels. Each week they release videos on The Happy Pear YouTube Channel and they’re also part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube family – the largest foodie community in Europe! The Happy Pear also won the Best Digital Marketing award at the 2015 Irish Restaurant Awards.
Their health education courses, most notably the Happy Heart Course (classroom and online versions), and talks on health, nutrition and lifestyle in workplaces and at events have become a huge success. During their talks on how to eat well, David and Stephen share their passion for healthy wholesome food and their journey to a happier, healthier lifestyle. They talk about the benefits of eating more wholefoods and fruit and veg, and explain why eating healthier food will give you more energy and help you feel better.
David and Stephen live in Greystones, Co. Wicklow with their families and they really ‘walk their talk’ by eating a wholefood and plant-based diet, practicing yoga, swimming in the sea, keeping bees and smiling every day!
Hardcover: 272 pages
Dimensions: 17.7 x 2.4 x 23.9 cm