Cooking since childhood, self-taught cook and London grime artist Big Zuu believes in straightforward recipes with maximum flavour. Although his only professional cooking experience is working behind the grill at Nando’s, his no-fuss style, West African twists and food-truck crowd-pleasers led to him being snapped up to present his own Dave show, cooking for comedians including Jimmy Carr and Josh Widdicombe. His most popular recipes from the series now feature alongside other dishes from around the world in his new cookbook Big Zuu’s Big Eats, out this month.
How would you describe your style of cooking?
I’d say I’m a home cook who’s inspired by the wide variety of food we’re able to access now thanks to things like YouTube, travel vlogs and living in a city like London that has restaurants