Twelve-year-old chef to release vegan cookbook

Yvonne O'Halloran

Twelve-year-old vegan chef Omari McQueen is set to release his first cookbook. Titled “Omari McQueen’s Best Bites Cookbook”, the book will feature 30 simple plant-based recipes and will be available in January 2021.

McQueen is the youngest award-winning chef in the UK and the founder of Dipalicious Dips, a plant-based dip company. He adopted the vegan lifestyle when he was eight years old after learning about the way animals are treated in the meat, dairy, and egg industries.

He revealed his exciting news on Instagram, writing: “I am so excited to announce that my first published book will be out in January. I would like to thank everyone for all your love, support, and encouragement.”

Leah James, UK Publishing Manager of Scholastic, which will publish the book, stated: “Omari McQueen is inspirational. At just 12 years old, he has achieved so much. His passion for food and cooking is irresistible.

Children everywhere have been busy learning to cook during lockdown; we can’t wait for Omari to share his recipes, tips, and enthusiasm with a generation of children and their families. Omari is leading a new generation of ethical minded foodies into a more sustainable future.”

| Article by Cecily Grace Morgan- United Kingdom

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