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These Miami chefs cooking live on Instagram is incredibly entertaining

Diego Oka - chef cooking from home
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Chefs, they’re just like us! They self-quarantine and need activities to pass the time/keep from losing their minds. Generally, chefs are pretty high-energy, hardworking people so it’s no surprise to anyone to see them get creative on the internet.

Below are a few of the ones we’ve caught on Instagram sharing all kinds of culinary inspo. Most of these chefs went live but saved their videos on their feed for future enjoyment. Spotted someone we missed? Drop us a line and we’ll be sure to add them to our list. Who knows, this might be the beginning of an Instagram Miami cooking channel.

Diego Oka, La Mar

The Peruvian chef and his partner, Nicolle Janek, showed us how to make his famous leche de tigre. Tonight, they’ll be demonstrating a yummy lomo saltado recipe. Pro tip: keep your conversion calculator handy—Oka uses the metric system.

Brad Kilgore, Ember and Alter, and Soraya Kilgore, Mad Lab Creamery

The adorable duo has been hard at work making all kinds of homespun dishes. They recently made quiche, which is surprisingly basic for someone like Brad, who’s known for making complicated foams, and Soraya, whose picture-worthy desserts are topped with edible glitter. These guys prove it doesn’t always have to be fancy to (seemingly) taste good.

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Mari Rubio, Casa Gioia

Miami baker and purveyor of the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll have in your life, Mari Rubio is taking the time off to show her Instagram followers some of her favorite recipes. This week, she’s making easy oatmeal and banana cookies, and even added overlay text with each step so that you at home can follow along. 

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Santiago Gomez, Cantina La Veinte and Tacology

It’ll be a minute before you can dive into Gomez’s delicious Mexican food at his shuttered Brickell restaurants, but we can still watch the chef from home. Posted on his IG feed you’ll find a recipe for mushrooms and burrata, which you can read and follow while you watch him whip it up online.

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