Happy twins David and Stephen Flynn set to cook up a storm at Cork and Kerry Food Forum

David and Stephen Flynn of The Happy Pear, with identical twins Adrian and Padraig Hyde of Munster Brewery. Pic: Joleen Cronin

They are both workaholics, have two children each and, spookily, turned vegetarian on the same day even though they were on opposite ends of the planet.

Known as Ireland’s cheeriest twins, David and Stephen Flynn are now about to bring south the fruits of their success with The Happy Pear — a vegetarian food business, cafe and shop in Greystones, Co Wicklow.

The identical Flynn twins, who are SuperValu Good Food Karma Ambassadors, are set to attend the 2016 Cork and Kerry Food Forum.

David and Stephen, who are all about making natural and healthy food mainstream, will be demonstrating how easy it is to cook healthy food using local, fresh produce on Sunday, June 26, at Cork City Hall.

The Cork and Kerry Food Forum is backed by a partnership including the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) Cork and Kerry, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Kerry County Council, SuperValu, and Bord Bia. The hugely successful food event will feature more than 75 indigenous food producers from the Cork and Kerry region.

The two-day event, which is free to attend, will focus on health this year and will take place on both June 26 and 27 from 12pm to 5pm.

“We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of The Happy Pear to the 2016 Cork and Kerry Food Forum line-up. David and Stephen are a shining example of how to eat well using whole and natural foods,” said Joe Burke, LEO South Cork.

“They love what they do and they will no doubt inspire the crowds at the Cork and Kerry Food Forum on Sunday 26 June to make healthier food choices.”

The event will also feature cookery demonstrations from Kevin Dundon. A chef with a love of locally-sourced indigenous produce, Kevin will be in Cork on June 27, and will cook a specially crafted healthy recipe using ingredients from food academy producers.

The Cork and Kerry Food Forum will include food producers from the hugely successful Food Academy Programme. The programme which is run in conjunction with Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Office network, nurtures small businesses through their journey from start-up to getting their products on supermarket shelves. The food academy currently supports more than 6,000 small food producers throughout Ireland.

“The Cork and Kerry Food Forum showcases some of the best producers in the region and our good food karma ambassadors, The Happy Pear, will be on site cooking up a range of simple and easy to make dishes using some of the exciting food academy produce and inspiring the crowds to make better, healthier choices,” said Kenneth O’Connor, food academy project manager, with SuperValu.

For more information, see www.foodforum.ie


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