Favorite YouTube recipe/cooking videos
From Grandmas in their kitchens in Indian and South East Asia to celebrity chefs/cooking show hosts, 'YouTube Culinary Academy' has placed a pretty strong library of lessons at our fingertips. You have to sift through some junk to the diamonds though.
If you've found a video that revolutionized your cooking, taught you a trick you'll you can't live without, or gave you a recipe that blew you away... please share it here.
here's a couple I re-watched/use/share:
Perfect Scrambled Eggs Breakfast (Gordon Ramsay)
Ricotta pancakes with strawberries - Ainsley Gourmet Express - BBC
Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
How to Make Pad Thai (not the best recipe or instructional video, but shot at Amphawan Floating Market
russel, I also really love the floating market Pad Thai video. I just tried this one yesterday from Maangchi, for a Korean dish called Sundubu jigae (soft tofu stew)...very delicious I just need to tweak my ingredients a bit:
I also like and have used this Thai laab video:
Sometimes, I read or hear about certain cooking methods or even ingredients that I just cannot wrap my head around and I need to SEE it being done in order to understand the process. That's usually when I seek out the videos.
I am also partial to some of Manjula's videos.
Yeah, Manjula is actually exactly who I was talking about. I learned how to cook stuff from YouTube. Its so much easier to watch four or five videos, see the different ingredients or prep/cooking methods, then just wing it, than to look at written recipes. Since most web content is in English also, you never know if you're looking at recycled Americanized/Westernized recipes. If some old lady is cooking it in her kitchen, you know she's probbaly cooking authentic, and depending how she looks doing it, you can tell if she's a worthy teacher.
ThaiFoodTonight was one of the first videos I watched to learn :)
I love watching the various cooking shows, the old Iron Chefs, Cooking with Dog, The austrailan food Safari, the old Bourdains, yesterday I watched season 3 of Hell's kitchen!
I really like "Cooking with Dog" The show is an excellent cooking lesson! But I think ah hem some audienced might be really turned off by the dog being so close.
I do not say this because I think that. I say this to warn folks who love this show as I do...to expect "comments". It's all good.