Tasty Thursday: 5 Kenyan Foodie Youtubers to Follow
The Kenyan food blogging and vlogging space is growing exponentially. Food bloggers/vloggers are inking deals with an array of companies and amassing followers on the digital space.
Cooking shows have long been a staple of entertainment, and YouTube is now home to many foodies. If you’re a lover of food and you’re looking for some culinary inspiration, here are 5 popular Kenyan foodies on the video sharing platform you should follow this tasty Thursday.
Kaluhi’s channel features easy to follow comfort food recipes. She gives her special twist on all our regular faves- rice, mashed potatoes, pasta and various 3-ingredient recipes. What makes Kaluhi’s Kitchen so appealing is you don’t have to rack your brain on where to get the ingredients.
She makes the culinary experience relatable and accessible to regular shmegular people. You can easily find the ingredients used in her recipes in your kitchen or the neighbourhood kiosk.
Gatuiri engages her subbies by asking them to submit recipe requests. She then works on most requested recipes to deliver some delectable results. Her Kiswahili channel name translates to “What are we cooking today?” Leo tunapika was a blog before it became a YouTube channel. It was nominated for a BAKE award in 2016.
Former five star hotel chef, now culinary consultant, Chef Raphael’s channel has the cheat sheets to some mouth-watering restaurant standard dishes. He has great guides on making restaurant-like sauces, desserts and salads. He has a Gault & Millau certification so you know he’s good.
Chani & Jai Solanki are a couple who run this mouth-watering channel that was launched in Memory of Chani’s brother Rajan who lost his life in the Westgate Mall terror attack of 2013. Rajan was an aspiring chef. Pika Chakula has some great easy-to-follow kids’ recipes too. Your youngin’s can join in for some wholesome family fun.
Sheena Amario is a self-taught chef who runs a yummy YouTube channel dubbed Sheena’s Kitchen. Her recipes are mainly a fusion of African staples with Western styles. Sheena’s Kitchen is a fun, and vibrant platform that was highlighted by Essence Magazine.