Food / Wellbeing

Nara Smith’s cooking videos are our safe space on the internet

Nara Smith

My TikTok algorithm is fine-tuned to "hot women who cook" (see Gabbriette for further evidence). The latest face that's flooding my feed? That would be South African and German model Nara Smith, who currently lives in LA with her husband, model Lucky Blue Smith, and their two children Rumble Honey and Slim Easy. And, as our Content Director Elyssa Kostopoulos told the RUSSH office, everytime a video from Smith pops up, it slows down the otherwise breathless pace of the app. You could say she's our safe space on the internet.

Below, everything we know about Nara Smith, and why we can't stop watching her cooking videos.

Who is Nara Smith?

Signed with IMG, together Nara (née Pellman) and Lucky Blue Smith are a Mormon model power couple. The pair married in 2019, six months after they first met. In her videos, Nara, who is pregnant, cooks for her family wearing cashmere loungewear and feather slip dresses, which is all especially soothing thanks to her soft-spoken narration – sometimes she'll even record the voiceover in German.

Her recipes include everything from the birria tacos to cinnamon buns to lasagne to dal and naan. Naturally, everything is homemade; butter, mozzarella – even cereal. Think trad wife content like @ballerinafarm minus a handful of children and a few hundred million dollars, and set in the city instead of a ranch.

Her videos include meal prep, trips to In N Out, get ready with me beauty and fashion content, and long-standing followers will know Nara cannot go through the day without a midday beverage; sometimes it's an iced tea, other times sparkling apple and grape juice. She's also been candid about her struggles with eczema, and is an overall positive force on the internet.

Best Nara Smith recipes

There's no denying that Nara Smith has a flair for cooking. She even said that it's her love language. If you don't follow along on TikTok, Smith also has a cooking Substack called Paper Pantry. In any case, below find our favourite recipes from Nara Smith.

Beef Birria Tacos

@naraazizasmith I used 3 Guajillo, 2 Ancho and 2 Arbol chillis 🫶🏽 #birriatacos #easyrecipe #mealideas #tacos #fypシ #cooking ♬ original sound - Nara Smith


Roasted Tomato Soup

@naraazizasmith now this… #easyrecipes #homecooking #tomatosoup #garlicbread #fypシ #homemadefood ♬ La vie en rose (Cover Edith Piaf) - 田东昱


Croissant Breakfast Bake

@naraazizasmith one of my favorite breakfasts lately🫶🏽 #baking #easyrecipes #fypシ #croissant #breakfastideas #dessert ♬ My Love Mine All Mine - Mitski


Cinnamon Rolls

@naraazizasmith slowly getting the hang of baking 🥹 #cinnamonroll #baking #easyrecipe #homecooking #coupletok #fypシ #marriage #dessert ♬ Chill Vibes - Tollan Kim

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