If you’ve never heard of TikTok influencer Sam Way, you’re in for a treat! He’s making waves on this social media platform with his mouth-watering cooking videos and his viral series Date Night Dishes will help you take your next dinner date to the next level.
Way always enjoyed cooking and wanted to pursue a career in the restaurant industry, but he didn’t have any formal training. That’s why he decided to put together a little portfolio by filming cooking videos online and sharing them on YouTube and TikTok, but his career quickly took a completely different turn.
His videos became such a huge hit online that filming 60-second recipe clips quickly became his full-time job. He amassed over 13 million followers across several different social media platforms, including 10 million on TikTok, and he even published his first cookbook Sam’s Eats featuring 100 recipes this fall.
Each video Way shares with the world instantly goes viral on TikTok, but his Date Night Dishes series is definitely our favorite. It sees him making a series of delicious comfort foods that you can prepare for or with your significant other, including such timeless classics as pizza, churros, and chicken tikka masala.
@samseats Episode 5 | Date Night Dishes Pizza 🍕 What’s not to love! Makes 4 pizzas. The dough is over-night proofed, 60% hydration: 800g Tipo 00 flour 480ml lukewarm water 10g instant yeast 20g fine sea salt 1. Mix together the water and yeast. Set aside and leave yeast to bloom (go bubbly), roughly 10 minutes. 2. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, then pour in the yeast mixture. Knead for 10-12 minutes until smooth and elastic. Use window pane test to help know when it’s done. 3. Place into an oiled bowl and leave to rest in the fridge and double in size, for 24-48 hours (the longer = more flavour). 4. Remove dough from fridge, portion into 4 balls then cover and leave to rest for 4-6 hours until doubled in size (will take a while as they will be so cold). Take a portion of the dough, using your hands press the ball into a disc, starting in the middle and working outwards. 5. Once shaped into a pizza base, top with any toppings you like. Here I used a basic tomato sauce, mozzarella and chorizo. Cook in a preheated pizza oven OR preheat a baking sheet in your oven to the highest heat possible. If in a regular oven, cook for 6-8 minutes until crisp on the bottom and the crust has gone golden brown. 6. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper, a farting of Parmesan and serve. Enjoy! #asmr #fyp #foodtok #cooking #homecooking #datenight #tiktokfood #foodie #pizza #pie ♬ Bim Bom – João GIlberto
@samseats Episode 18 | Date Night Dishes Churros 🍫 Homemade traditional churros covered in cinnamon sugar, served with strawberry & chocolate sauces. The PERFECT date night dessert, made using seasonal strawberries from @Waitrose & Partners 🍓 #SummerAtWaitrose #food #asmr #cooking #datenight #recipe #easyrecipe #tiktokfood #foodtiktok #comfortfood #churros #chocolate #fyp #foodtok #homecooking #foodie ♬ original sound – Sam Way
@samseats Episode 3 | Date Night Dishes Steak Frites 🥩 Ribeye steak, truffle salted Parmesan fries and a chimichurri dressing. What more could you want for a date night 🔥👀 Next ASMR video dropping later this week! #reels #asmr #fyp #steak #steaktiktok #fries #foodtok #cooking #homecooking #datenight #foodie #tiktokfood ♬ Herewego – Jinsang