The Happy Pear brothers have a healthy plan for success

Fruit, vegetables and fibre are the focus of David and Stephen Flynn’s new book

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
3rd January, 2021
The Happy Pear brothers have a healthy plan for success
David and Stephen Flynn, owners of the Happy Pear, have a new book The Happy Health Plan. Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

Twelve years ago, David and Stephen Flynn climbed the stairs of their restaurant and food store in Greystones in Co Wicklow to greet the twenty or so people who had signed up for their first ever plant-based, wholefood cookery course.

Nobody would have called it “plant-based” back then, of course – in 2008, we were still a long way from seeing vegetarian and vegan food go mainstream, and that particular phrase hadn’t entered the nutritional...

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