From catching and cooking fish on the beach in Walvis Bay with his dad as a boy, working in kitchens across Cape Town and the Winelands, to opening Marble and now Saint in Joburg, David Higgs’s career has covered a lot of mileage.

Mile 8 is his story, but this “book about cooking” is far more than just a compilation of recipes. It also pays homage to his past, filled with nostalgic polaroids, beautiful Namibian landscape photography, and anecdotes about the people in his life and the restaurants he’s worked in.

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David Higgs’ new book, described on the cover as “a book about cooking”, takes readers on a journey of his personal and professional life.