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Levi Roots

Levi Roots

Levi Roots grew up in Jamaica where his grandmother taught him the magic of Caribbean cuisine. Later, he moved to England, but yearned for the music and sunshine of Jamaica.

To combat homesickness, Levi would spend hours in the kitchen preparing his grandmother’s dishes and refining her recipe for jerk chicken sauce - a mission that led to the entrepreneurs from BBC Two's Dragons' Den investing in his plans to market the sauce commercially.

Levi returned to the Caribbean for his first television programme, Caribbean Food Made Easy, which was broadcast in 2009. Alongside cooking, Levi is a musician with a love for reggae and roots music. He was nominated for 'Best Reggae Singer' at the 1998 MOBO Awards and has recorded several albums.

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