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Brooklyn Peltz Beckham was born to two of the most famous celebrities of the 1990s – soccer great David Beckham and pop icon Victoria Beckham, both of whom remain household names to this day. While his upbringing may sound glamorous, he has forged his own path apart from his parents, and his healthy personality has led him to a successful career in food, a passion he has enjoyed since childhood.
“I’ve always loved food,” the 23-year-old tells Yahoo Life. “I was lucky enough to travel the world with my father to amazing places, try different cuisines and touch different cultures. I’ve always been obsessed with it.”
When the coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, Peltz Beckham started cooking and sharing her food and recipes on social media. “Covid hit and that’s when I fell in love with cooking,” he says. “It was just me and my wife in the kitchen – having a glass of red wine, messing around in the kitchen – and that’s where it all started.”
“I think my wife started taking pictures of me and I just loved taking pictures of what I was doing and editing it and posting it with my favorite song I was listening to that week,” he adds. “It was such a natural thing. I was like, ‘This is really cool, I want to share this with the people who follow me.'”
Apart from the culinary arts, Peltz Beckham also fell in love with actress Nicola Peltz Beckham, whom he married in 2022. He says that his wife has been his muse when it comes to his art form of cooking.
“One of our favorite things to do is sit with our dogs and watch TV,” says Peltz Beckham, “and we like to make a salad and a creamy pasta with some truffles. That’s our preference and then some fresh cookies at the end. [Truffles are] very expensive, so every time I get one I feel lucky.”
Besides the decadent taste of truffles, Peltz Beckham is always eager to spice up his life.
“I really like chili flakes,” he says. “They are one of my favorites – they are so good. “My wife and I like to make guacamole and put some chili flakes in there, so those are probably my favorite condiment.”
The family bond with food is strong, something demonstrated in Peltz Beckham’s latest campaign and partnership with Silk. Along with other celebrity kids like Ella Travolta and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, he’s bringing back the iconic Got Milk? style campaign his father starred in almost 20 years ago.
“I’ve always seen the milk mustache – it’s so cool,” he says. “My father did it a long time ago, so I feel so honored and happy to be one of the faces of Silk Nextmilk. I still haven’t processed it yet – it’s so great to be a part of it.”
Peltz Beckham spoke to Yahoo Life while promoting Silk Nextmilk and said she likes to sip the drink while eating cookies and use it to replace traditional cream in savory recipes.
“I love it in a creamy paste,” he shares. “My wife and I love plant-based milk and we don’t eat a lot of meat, so Silk Nextmilk is definitely one of the main ingredients I like to use when I’m making a vegan meal.”
When the newlyweds aren’t cooking at home, they love to try food in countries around the world. Throughout his life of travel, Peltz Beckham shares that there is one city he likes to visit again and again just for the food. “I love Tokyo, it’s one of my favorite places,” he says. “You won’t get better food than this in Tokyo. It’s just amazing: the culture, the people – I can move there.”
While in Tokyo, there’s one place Peltz Beckham can’t miss: “WayguMafia,” he says, invoking the famed restaurant owned by chef and beef expert Hisato Hamada. “[He’s] one of my favorite chefs – he’s such a wonderful person.”
Travel food is great, but nothing beats home. Peltz Beckham says many of his favorite dishes come from when he was growing up in England. “The biggest thing that stuck with me was the Sunday roast,” he says, “which I tell my American friends, it’s basically Thanksgiving every Sunday for the English.”
“It’s the one dish that really stayed with me,” he adds. “My nanny made the most amazing Sunday roast…it’s something I make for my Mrs and she loves it.”
“[Learning to cook a Sunday roast] it’s been a really fun process,” he continues, “stuffing, sometimes mashed potatoes, gravy, potatoes, carrots and then Yorkshire pudding… it’s amazing.”
Another favorite dish from his youth? Pie and mash (an English dish made of ground beef, mashed potatoes and parsley gravy) from a small pub where he grew up eating with his father. “My favorite pie and porridge shop in the UK, Tony’s Pie and Porridgewhere my father used to take me,” he says. “This dish is very important to me.”
Through culinary travels and home cooking, Peltz Beckham loves to fall in love with food. But he says he’s not done yet. “I’ve been working on something for the last year and a half that I’m going to tell everyone about later this month,” he says. “It’s in the cooking space. I’m working on my next show and I’m trying to open my own place at some point – which is taking a long time – but I really want to work on it.”
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