So you have likely seen him cooking up a storm on his Instagram, and Jozi’s favourite chef is taking it a step further with the launch of YouTube cooking series!

Celebrated South African chef, David Higgs, has been keeping fans and followers entertained via his social media channels during lockdown. Today sees the expansion of this exciting project as David launches his own YouTube cooking channel and series, “Dave’s Kitchen”. The first episode features his tomato sauce for every occasion.

The series will include David’s’ 84 cooking videos produced during lockdown, which showcase a variety of easy-to-make recipes for home enjoyment. Since the start lockdown, David has grown his Instagram (@davidhiggschef) following, showing a fun quirkier side with his “#whatsinyourfridge” challenge and “daily dem” masterclass. This will now be extended to “Dave’s Kitchen” on YouTube.

“It’s been an incredible experience getting to show people the dishes I grew up with, and the classic ones that I’ve been taught over the years – and the best part is, it’s now inspiring other people to experiment with home-cooking,” says David. “The channel will highlight local ingredients and suppliers, and also incorporate aspects of local fashion, music and art – something I am really excited about.”
The channel also allows viewers to support the Marble Group’s staff support fund which sees all proceeds from the sale of David’s cookbook, Mile 8: A book about cooking, go towards the fund to support the teams at Marble and Saint restaurants.

“We’ve been amazed by the response and support that we have received for our fund, and we are so grateful,” David says. “With the series we hope to build on this and continue supporting our Marble and Saint family.”

With over 90 dishes and 150 recipes influenced by the journey of Higgs’ career, Mile 8 is a culinary adventure bringing together the unique and interesting flavours of Southern Africa. Impala Tartare, Snoek & Apricot, Amadumbe & Chakalaka, and his version of the classic Malva Pudding are just some of the delights to be found in this wonderfully illustrated book. The book is available for purchase via the Marble website. The book costs R400, with all proceeds going to the fund.

Fans of David can like and subscribe to Dave’s Kitchen on YouTube and expect more questionable fashion choices, terrible spelling, great hats and easy recipes.

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