Levi Roots Food for Friends: 100 Simple Dishes for Every Occasion

Author(s): Levi Roots

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In each recipe, Levi spices up a family favourite - so pork chops are transformed into Pork Chops Calypso, a traditional winter casserole becomes Beef in Stout with Sweet Potato Dumplings, a simple fish meal emerges as Smoked Fish Choka, a classic dessert is remodeled into Mango, Banana and Passion Fruit Trifle, a fruit loaf is spiced up with rum and a milkshake becomes a Tropical Fruit Shake-it. With his inimitable style, Levi dubs it up to create a selection of simple dishes that taste, in his words, 'fabulocious'! From lip-smacking barbecue recipes and dishes for family celebrations to flavoursome fruit puddings for summer picnics and delicious dinners, Levi brings the laid-back spirit of his home islands to every meal you make, using easily accessible ingredients.


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* Levi's popular prime-time BBC2 programme, Caribbean Food Made Easy, which aired in August/September 2009, gave him great coverage and reached 2.4 million viewers'. * Levi's Caribbean Food Made Easy became an instant best-seller when it was published in August, and has sold over 45,000 copies in 3 months. His previous book, Levi Roots' Reggae Reggae Cookbook, has sold 38,770 copies since publication in 2008. * Levi's name is already widely recognised thanks to his Dragon's Den TV appearance, his recent TV cookery series Caribbean Food Made Easy', and the success of his sauces. * Recent book sales indicate a healthy interest in Caribbean food.

Levi Roots is a cook, entrepreneur and musician. He gained widespread fame after appearing on the UK TV programme Dragon's Den seeking funding for his Reggae Reggae Sauce,which is now stocked in all major supermarkets in the UK and has sold over 2 million bottles. Levi has since launched Levi Roots' Love Apple Tomato Sauce and Levi Roots' Fiery Guava Dipping Sauce, and six cooking sauces are currently in the pipeline. Reggae-Reggae burgers can be found in bar and pub chains across the country, and Subway sells a Reggae Reggae Chicken Sub in its UK outlets. Levi's first cookbook, the Reggae Reggae Cookbook, published by Collins, was a great success. The follow-up, Caribbean Food Made Easy, published by Mitchell Beazley, was a TV tie-in for the popular prime-time BBC2 4-part series of the same name, which aired in August/September 2009. Levi creates delicious West Indian recipes in the kitchen of his new South London restaurant, Papine Jerk Centre. As a successful reggae musician, he has performed with James Brown,was close friends with Bob Marley, has sung to Nelson Mandela, and was nominated for a MOBO award in 1998. His Roots Reggae album is coming out soon. Levi lives and works in South London.

Introduction; My Favourite Ingredients; Brunch; Lunch; Barbecue and Grill; Picnic; Dinner; Special Occasions; On the Side; Parties; Puddings; High Tea; Preserves; Index; Acknowledgements.

General Fields

  • : 9781845335267
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : July 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : Levi Roots
  • : Hardback