With each passing year we spend on this earth, three things draw ever nearer: death, hair problems, and having to cook for your own damn self. Many make the mistake of thinking it’s simple to just throw things in a pot with water and celery and ca-never mind; that’s legit how you make stock. But my gist was that cooking is a science in an of itself. And although science evokes a sense of difficulty, it isn’t nearly as hard as you think it is.
So to get you started on figuring out how to make delicious, varied, historic, and even weird foods all on your own, here’s a few neat Youtube channels to peruse.
Ever wondered if the food in your favourite shows, films, and anime can be replicated perfectly at home? Ever wanted to make gourmet ingredients without breaking the bank? Do you have a think for delightful bald men cooking food? Then Andrew Rae’s Binging with Babish channel is everything you need.
“Babish” takes it upon himself to replicate the most iconic, outlandish, and delicious dishes from the pop culture world in glorious detail. Not only that, but if he finds a recipe to be lacking in effect, he’ll put his own tasty spin on it and show you how you can do it as simply as it gets. This man is love.
Imagine a wonderful, pure, and talented old soul who makes it both his mission and passion in life to provide for those around him. A man who, although getting on in times, dedicates his mind and body to learning delicious recipes, upscaling the production line for each, and replacing ingredients them with Hindu-friendly items.
This beautiful man and his family and friends cater to the needs of a cute bunch of orphans by cooking various mouth-watering recipes on a large scale. Burgers, noodles, lasagna, whatever it is you want, this man has done it and with humble, simple techniques.
John Townsend and co are a peculiar bunch; not many make it their mission on Youtube to document and recreate the old timey foods of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries today. I mean, who wants to know how to make a fried chicken recipe from the 1800s? Or a pie from the 1700s? A lot of people, actually.
John goes deep into history, technique, ideology, and even the aesthetics of eras gone by in order to delve into the culinary culture of those before our time. True, they’re mostly old American recipes, with some interspersed European and eastern recipes. But it’s truly special to learn more about food history, and learn how to replicate the recipes yourself at home as well.
Do you like cats? Do you like beautiful aesthetics and proper technique? Do you enjoy watching adorable Korean men cook food and teach you about cat health? Do you like being happy? JunsKitchen is just the Youtube cooking channel for you it seems.
Jun and his two high-definition cats take scenic trips around the countryside and the city in order for Jun to pick the ingredients necessary to cook up something straight up out of an anime. The cinematography that Jun puts into his Youtube productions is insanely detailed, and the way he teaches you how to tackle even the most stubborn dishes is easy and delightful. Also, cats.
Francis the dog (R.I.P) and his mama love cooking delicious, home-made, authentic japanese food for one and all. And although you might question the hygienic implications of having a dog so close to your raw food, or the fact that he speaks in a middle-aged Japanese man’s tone, the fact stands that this Youtube channel is every Japanophile’s dream.
Everything is made from scratch on Cooking with Dog. All the recipes are handed down to mama from generations before her, so you know it has that special magic touch involved. Not only do they show you how to put everything together, but they also take trips around Japan and the world to show you a little bit more about the culinary histories that have touched Japan.
Rosanna likes video games and all things cute. Rosanna is also a veteran chef and talented culinary creator and Youtube personality. Rosanna likes making people happy, having a silly high-pitched voice, being a delight, and baking wonderful things from video game worlds. Is there anything else you need?
Though the only complaint I have against Rosanna Pansino’s Youtube content is that it’s way too poppy, millennial, and kind of aimed at children more than grown-ass adults who are actually very small children like me. So I don’t really know why I have a problem. She’s a great lady, does amazing stuff with sugar, and can make you laugh. She also provides other, food-related content whenever she feels like diversifying her portfolio.