People have been eating food for literally ever. But with the rise of cooking shows, celebrity chefs, food truck entrepreneurship, dinner delivery services, lifestyle glamorization via social media and the DIY movement, one has to face facts: now more than ever, foodies rule the world.
That’s why we asked some of the best home cooks on the Applian team about their favorite YouTube food channels (and boy, are we glad we did!). Use Replay Media Catcher to record each and every episode from these outstanding culinary works.
America’s Test Kitchen
Food is popular. Data is popular. America’s Test Kitchen doesn’t quite carry the torch for the overlap of these, but it’s close. From its kitchen/lab near Boston, America’s Test Kitchen will test each considered recipe up to 70 times, “until we arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.”
If you’re looking for a terrific mix of traditional television cooking shows right alongside shorter-form digital-only food-centric web series, PBS Food is right for you. From gastro tourism advice to come cooking tricks for tastiness, this old broadcaster’s online video presence feels just as fresh as the produce they’re cooking up.
The Katering Show
“Crack open the cooking sherry and pour it down your gullet,” say Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney in an intro to their hysterical cooking series, The Katering Show. The show is dry, hilarious and whip-smart: “a proud (food) baby borne from the brains of two of Australia’s fast-rising stars of the comedy world.”
Reserve Channel’s video offering has more of a full fledged lifestyle approach, but centered around food and fine eating. From exotic trips, to famous folks both within the culinary world and without, RSRV’s video library is perfect for browsing and quickly recording the meals you want to make.
Among the most distinctive and stylish culinary web series, Fude House is less interested in providing full recipes to make tonight than it is in teaching specific tips, tricks, ideas and techniques to inspire a lifetime of preparing great food. From videos on butchering a full chicken, advice on lighting charcoal for the grill, to all the best ways to use vodka in the kitchen, Fude House can quickly become addictive to the point of dependency. Beware.
Perhaps the most traditional recipe video channel of the bunch, Food Wishes produces a steady stream of useful and delightful content for foodies and home cooks. The entire undertaking is crafted around creat kitchen ideas that build your skills as a home cook up bit by bit. Make a food wish!