Thornton Heath brothers and Shaun and Craig McAnuff were taught how to cook by their Jamaican mother and grandmother. Now they have turned their love of Caribbean food in to a best selling cookery book.
The brothers, have gained more than 310,000 followers on Facebook since posting their first recipe online in 2016 and their one minute step by step videos teaching people how to cook Caribbean meals in one minute have collectively gained more than 10 million views.
The siblings were signing copies of their cook book – featuring recipes for soup and dumplings along with plantain pie – at the December CR7 Market outside Tesco.
Over Christmas the book which was published following a successful crowd-funding campaign raising £14,000 became an Amazon bestseller.
Now they have launched their own Caribbean food calendar long with a range of aprons.
Before starting the online cookery page, Craig, 28, was a full-time graphic designer while Shaun, 31, had a full-time role working on the railway and also did charity work.
Both have now taken their roles part-time so they can spend more of their time creating recipes. The pair still do most of their cooking under the watchful eye of their grandmother, who approves every recipe before it goes live.
Craig said:“The feedback has been amazing and we just want to thank everyone who has supported us. This is about sharing our love of cooking and bringing Caribbean food into every home. We love that people are embracing Caribbean food and cooking it with their friends and family for the first time.”
For more information about the brothers and their cook book, visit www.originalflava.com.