Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
Ah, Brooklyn Beckham. Remember when he wanted to be a pro photographer? The poor lad released a photo book and got mercilessly trolled.
But what do you know? Undeterred, the 22-year-old model has brushed himself off and is now trying his hand at another career…
Yep, he’s now mapping out a future as a celebrity chef.
In case you haven’t seen it, Brooklyn Beckham is launching himself on the culinary world of late.
It comes after he fell in love with food when in lockdown with fiancée Nicola Peltz, and proceeded to share a plethora of cooking reels on his Instagram and TikTok, knocking up mostly simple recipes, like a bacon, egg and sausage sandwich and french toast.
Such a newfound passion would likely remain a hobby for most of us…but not for Brooklyn. Fast forward a couple of months and he’s now got his own cooking show.
The show is named Cookin’ With Brooklyn, and sees David and Victoria’s son learning to cook everything from breakfast bagels to sushi, in episodes which air across social media.
He’s enlisted the help of big-name pro chefs, like Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa – which is probably for the best, really.
The man looks good behind a hob, sure, but it’s not hard to see why his cooking ambitions have been met with an equal pinch of swooning and distain.
According to the New York Times, each eight minute episode of his show costs $1000,000 (£73,000), and has a team of 62, including a culinary producer, who approves all the recipes.
In one episode of his shiny new show, we’re treated to Brooklyn…errr… assembling a bagel, whilst he’s also seen asking a pro how to cook a hash brown.
“I love cheese,” he says at one point. “It’s like butter.”
Whilst in another ep, he rather profoundly explains: “Coleslaw gives sandwiches a different texture, like a crunchy texture”.
You heard it here first, folks.
Naturally, Twitter has a lot of opinions on Brooklyn’s new career path.
“Brooklyn needs to go and work in an actual kitchen,” said one after watching an episode of the show, while another complained: “Rich kid gets job through nepotism pt. 238409”.
A third joked: “hey sorry I’m late. was mad that Brooklyn Beckham is gonna get a cooking show based on his IG because his recent recipes are:
“-bacon egg sausage with ketchup
“-pasta made with jar sauce
Of course, it would be wrong to say the footie star’s son is only receiving criticism for his new endeavour.
Plenty of his 13.4 million followers were left doughy eyed after watching him rep his cooking ‘tekkers, and some people even professed to find his cooking enjoyable because it’s so downright inaccessible.
“You know, now that you mention it, I have found myself captivated by the Brooklyn Beckham home cooking videos,” said one.
“Searing a whole and probably expensive steak in butter with garlic and rosemary just to slice it up and put it in a quesadilla…. I would like to try it!”
In the same way you’d watch Real Housewives to oggle at their abundant lifestyles, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t kinda into Brooklyn’s food journey, too.
Chuck us £75,000 and we’ll give it a go ourselves…