Natural Flava: Quick & Easy Plant-Based Caribbean Recipes (Hardcover)
A vibrantly designed Caribbean vegan cookbook from the internationally celebrated duo behind Original Flava.
Caribbean food is often known for its tasty meat and fish dishes. However, there's more to Caribbean food than jerk chicken. It also features a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables like plantain, yams, jackfruit, guava, and plenty more, making it perfect for vegan recipes.
Jamaica has a long and authentic vegan tradition: the Ital diet of Jamaican Rastafarians. Ital means clean, natural, and unprocessed as much as possible. Rastafari is an expression of unity with all things, and the Ital diet reflects that through a sense of peace and togetherness with the natural world. Essentially Jamaican cooking without salt, meat, or additives, Ital is just as tasty but with the power to promote overall health and wellness.
Craig and Shaun charmed cooks everywhere with their essential introduction to home-cooked Caribbean food in Original Flava. Now, in Natural Flava, they're spreading the love, offering Ital inspiration and punchy Caribbean flavors to the feel-good, plant-based diet taking the world by storm.
About the Author
Craig and Shaun McAnuff, raised in London and of Jamaican descent, are bringing Caribbean food to the masses. In April 2016, they launched the Original Flava brand, sharing videos of them cooking simple Caribbean recipes. Their videos went viral and they have since been featured on the BBC, Buzzfeed, BET Network, London Live and Reprezent Radio and have published two books, including Caribbean Cookbook in 2017 and Original Flava in 2019. They live in London.
“The dishes inspired by [Craig and Shaun McAnuff's] heritage prove decidedly delicious, underscoring the brothers' knack for breezy instructions and clever substitutions …Those looking to cut down on meat and up their spice intake should pick this up.” —Publisher's Weekly
"[NATURAL FLAVA] will prove to be a unique and enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, and community library Vegetarian Cookbook collections." - Midwest Book Review
"This cookbook celebrates Caribbean food, specifically the Ital diet of Jamaican Rastafarians, which emphasizes peace and unity with the natural world through vegan food. Recipes feature plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables along with Caribbean-inspired flavors like coconut and guava." - PETA.org, Top Vegan Cookbooks of 2022
"Conveying the vibrant colors of tropical fruits, the sweet taste of coconut, and the spice of jerk seasoning, they'll no doubt have readers drooling … To-die-for recipes include ackee and cabbage with fried dumplings and plantains, immune-boosting ital smoothies to give your skin a healthy glow, and callaloo fritters … Exciting dishes made accessible with quick, simple instructions make this an easy addition to culinary collections." - Booklist