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Darryl Gadzekpo and Ella Phillips

Darryl Gadzekpo and Ella Phillips fell in love in the kitchen. When they switched to a plant-based diet, their energy levels went up and their stress levels went down. Their kitchen soon became a laboratory where they could experiment with the Caribbean flavours they’d grown up with.

From growing their own vegetables in their urban garden to establishing an organic co-op to bridge the gap between their community and local farmers, Ella and Darryl take a hands-on approach to food. Darryl and Ella have co-authored a magical guide to growing and cooking for kids called Plant to Plate (DK) which publishes May 2024. 

Ella's newest book My Grandma's Magic Recipes, illustrated by Camilla Sucre, is the first in a magical four-part-series exploring stories and recipes for every season. Starting with Winter Warmth, Benjamin Zephaniah describes it as "A superbly crafted, beautifully illustrated, poetic book, and we are blessed with recipes at the end. This book is magical."

Their debut cookbook, Vegan 15, serves up quick, innovative ways to enjoy flavourful, plant-based meals bursting with Caribbean flavours and organic ingredients.

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