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Mile 8 Cook Book

Mile8by David Higgs

A book about cooking
To support our team of over 300 staff that bring our restaurants to life every day, we have started a trust to support them during this difficult time.

Buy your copy of Mile 8: A book about cooking today and all proceeds* will be placed in the Staff Support Trust.

Retail Price: R400

*Shipment will be covered by the book price, and the balance allocated to the Staff Support Trust. Should we be able to secure sponsorship of a logistics / delivery partner, we will donate 100% of the sales to the trust.

For more information please contact info@marble.restaurant.


Originating from the Swakopmund Post Office and running north for 108 miles, Namibia’s coast is dotted with mile markers. Weathered painted stones whose numbers have grown rich with meaning and legend, and are now inseparable from the places they signify.

David Higgs, co-owner of Marble restaurant, celebrated chef and co-presenter of My Kitchen Rules, grew up along this coastline. For him, Mile 8 is a special marker as it is where he caught his first fish and his food journey began. This is his story, beginning in the small, coastal town of Walvis Bay, through the cowboy kitchens of Cape Town in the 90’s, to the heart of South Africa’s lush winelands, and culminating at Marble, a culinary tour de force in the heart of Johannesburg.

With over 90 dishes and 150 recipes influenced by the journey of Higgs’ career, Mile 8 is a culinary adventure bringing together the unique and interesting flavours of Southern Africa. Impala Tartare, Snoek & Apricot, Amadumbe & Chakalaka, and his version of the classic Malva Pudding are just some of the delights to be found in this wonderfully illustrated book.


Publication Date: November 2018
ISBN: 978-0- 620-79752- 8
Format: 222 x 295mm
Extent: 352 pages
Recipes: 150
Publisher: Marble Group