Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. The hardest part of the transition was missing out on our favorite cooking shows, that is, until we discovered a whole new world of shows on the wonderful entity called the internet. From recipe inspiration to learning new culinary techniques, our favorite Youtubers have taught us a lot, so I wanted to share the wealth with all of you.
I won’t lie, I started watching this channel for the gorgeous cinematography. But I stayed for the amazing things I began to learn while watching. The Chefsteps team is all about “cooking smarter,” meaning “the more you know about cooking, the better you get at it. And the better you get at it, the more fun it is.” And if you ever wanted to learn more about this “sous vide” thing you’ve heard us talk about a million times, you will find a lot of information here on that very topic.
2. Food Wishes
This channel has been in our rotation for only a short while, but with each and every video I find
myself saying, “I NEED to make that…” No matter what Chef John is cooking on a given day, it’s sure to look and sound amazing, and you’ll probably get a good few chuckles in between. Go ahead an make yourself a Food Wishes Pinterest board…you’re gonna need it.
3. Jamie Oliver
Yes, I mean THAT Jamie Oliver. Despite his ageless appearance, Jamie has been around the culinary
scene for quite some time. And with that time, comes a lot of great knowledge that he loves to share on his channel FoodTube. He makes the most complicated-sounding dishes attainable for home cooks of any level. His #quickandeasyfood approach to recipes is sure to have your menu planned weeks in advance. (I say this from experience.)
If you enjoy your cooking shows with a touch of (potentially adult) humor, then you’re in the right place. Beyond the one-liners, however, is some fantastic recipes presented by chef Matty Matheson who knows good food and how to make it. If your cable or satellite subscription provides VICE, catch Matty on his new show “It’s Suppertime,” on Thursdays @ 10:30 PM.
I never realized how big of a part food plays in all our favorite shows and movies until I started watching Binging With Babish. On his channel, you’ll see recreations of everything from Bruce Bogtrotter’s Chocolate Cake from Matilda to Spongebob’s Krabby Patty (and everything in between).
Now you’ll have to excuse me while I go try out the Triple-Decker Eggo Extravaganza from Stranger Things.
Though this channel has a myriad of recipes you should definitely try, I started watching by way of the “What are We Eating?” segment. Here, Mr. Wolfe goes through the ingredients list and preparation instructions for many ready-made meals that you can get from most major supermarkets. It is sometimes shocking what passes for “food” in some of these meals. His honesty and feedback on these products have really opened my eyes as to what to look for when purchasing food, and he does it all in a non-judmental and humorous way.
Gordon Ramsay doesn’t have a reality TV empire and a multitude of restaurants for nothing. The man is an incredibly talented chef. When he’s not leading a team of chefs, he’s with his darling family at home cooking amazing meals for them (and including them in the fun as well). His “Ultimate Home Cooking” videos are my favorite, as you really get a glimpse at who the real Gordon Ramsay is and learn some fantastic dishes in the process.
I know a list of 7 barely scratches the surface on the food resources YouTube has to offer. Leave your favorite Food YouTube channels in the comments below so I can add some new favorites to this list in the future.