When Brooklyn Beckham started posting wordless hyperlapse movies of him cooking a number of weeks in the past, it felt like a blast from the all-too-recent previous. To, say, spring 2020, when “at-home cooking movies” and “superstar indoorwear/interiors” had been a few of our few collective distractions. Up to now, within the clips posted to his Instagram Reels (the place he’s received 12.4 million followers), Beckham hasn’t made something too loopy—a bacon, egg, and sausage sandwich (sure, bacon and sausage); spicy tomato pasta; French toast—however the simplicity lends them an virtually soothing high quality. The movies are set to music, however are greatest watched with out sound. Nothing right here is aspirational, per se, simply deeply common—however that’s form of what makes it so interesting.
The identical may very well be mentioned for Beckham’s on-camera kitchen ’suits. Brooklyn has made a reputation for himself as a stylish dresser even within the shadow of his capital-F Trendy mother and father Victoria and David Beckham, usually favoring a really London-workwear silhouette together with flat caps, zipped-up work jackets, trousers, lace-up boots. However these new movies largely showcase the 22-year-old’s T-shirt assortment. (Plus, like his father and in addition many others who stay in his namesake New York Metropolis borough, Brooklyn loves a beanie.) In one other nod to British ephemera, he rocks a throwback Pepe Denims London tee whereas whipping up some pistachio pesto. Whereas making that full-English-turned-BEC, he’s stationed in entrance of a framed print of Marc Chagall’s Good Soleil Fleurs, sipping a beer and sporting a classic tee commemorating Henri Matisse’s 1992 MoMA retrospective—a really nice Twentieth-century artwork historical past vignette.
Whereas the movies have already garnered comparisons to Beckham household good friend Gordon Ramsay, their casualness feels extra on par with one other iconic English chef: Jamie Oliver, who’s all about retaining it each easy and British. So, in that vein: for those who’re in want of somewhat wind-down in your Friday, may I counsel sitting again, perhaps cracking open a chilly one, and watching Brooklyn as he bafflingly sears a complete steak with garlic, butter, and rosemary solely to then chop it up and put it in a quesadilla. Sort of good, proper?