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lilmomma Aug 27, 2012 11:20 AM

I find myself watching Maangchi on youtube to help me learn to cook Korean food. What are you watching?

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    HillJ Aug 27, 2012 11:28 AM

    Sometimes for sheer entertainment but in the category of Indian sweets, like ladoo, for technique. I love watching those videos.

    1. dave_c Aug 27, 2012 02:40 PM

      I search what's my interest for the moment so I don't watch any one person or channel. However, I do find "Cooking with Dog" amusing.

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        bob96 Aug 27, 2012 05:37 PM

        Mimmo Corcione, a Naples-born home cook with personality and skill, making Neapolitan classics with humor and warmth. He's got an extensive Youtube channel.

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          paul balbin Aug 27, 2012 06:02 PM

          Mimmo Corcione is great, thanx for the tip. Check out Chucheman.

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          Nanzi Aug 28, 2012 08:30 AM

          Yes I watch if someone sends me something, or I stumble on something. How to completely debone a chicken was interesting, and the one about separating eggs was cool. I don't usually go looking for topics tho.

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            pdxgastro Aug 29, 2012 02:22 PM

            Do you mean the video using a plastic water bottle to suck out the yolk?

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              kattyeyes Aug 29, 2012 05:08 PM

              HEE HEE, I saw that recently, too. :)

          2. scubadoo97 Aug 29, 2012 02:39 PM

            I recently watched Jacque Pepin debone a chicken with a pairing knife to learn this technique. Have watched many YouTubes to learn knife sharpening techniques

            1. Chemicalkinetics Aug 29, 2012 04:56 PM

              I have watched Maangchi on youtube too, but not more than 5 times. I have watched many other youtube videos for cooking related information -- all kind of things.

              From Chinese stir fry videos to cookware seasoning videos to debone chicken videos to knife sharpening vidoes to knife cutting technique videos....etc.....

              Of course, I sometime watch Giada De Laurentiis videos too (as rare as it may be)

              In all honesty, I actually do not watch nearly as much about recipes related videos as the other cooking related videos. By far the most, I think I watched more about knife sharpening videos in total.

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                kattyeyes Aug 29, 2012 05:13 PM

                Giada IS beautiful. And some of her recipes have inspired deliciousness in my own kitchen. :)

                For me, I enjoy the video recipes on Italianfoodnet.com--they are often posted with English subtitles. Their motto: "Italians do EAT better." And I say, yes, we do. Here is a link to one of their videos I used as a springboard to make my own tapenade pasta:

                When I was knife shopping, I also watched YouTube for reviews. And I've watched some of the sharpening videos, too, because I am geeky like that.

                ETA: "My Drunk Kitchen" on YouTube is pretty amusing. Here is the ice cream episode:
                Her wacky "Hello!" gets me every time.

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                Chefpaulo Aug 29, 2012 05:04 PM

                Nadia G. is outrageous and truly bitchin'. We need more comediennes who love to cook.

                1. iL Divo Sep 2, 2012 06:15 PM

                  Iyes, I certainly have. there are times that I want to see how something is made from start to finish. think that I can view better on video's for say how to: roti-raita -chicken tikka- clone cinna bunns etc. plus I also like to see how people are filming themselves and if it seems fun to them, viewing their cooking equipment and seeing how good their recipes are. when making the chicken tikka they said to use home made yogurt if possible, well I didn't know how to do that since I don't have a yogurt maker. watching a lovely lady make it on a video helped a lot but she was inefficient in the actual stating of ingredients and didn't finish stating the recipe or times. so sometimes I watch for the shear humor.

                  1. chris2269 Sep 2, 2012 09:05 PM

                    You tube is great for recipes...perfect steak 500 degree pan then 3 mins in oven per side... plus tons of Eric Rupert fish tips. As far as YouTube shows could not care less..same with cooking shows it's all about info at your finger tips.

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                      jjbourgeois Jan 17, 2014 11:42 AM

                      Just for fun, Vegan Black Metal Chef. An interesting approach to a cooking show.

                      1. lamb_da_calculus Jan 19, 2014 07:49 PM

                        I've watched all of the videos in Chicago Reader's "Key Ingredient" series on YouTube. It's somewhat like Chopped in that each episode features a chef figuring out what to cook with a given (usually strange), but episodes are usually about 5 minutes, it's all within Chicago, and the chefs get more of a chance to talk about what they're doing and why and do everything in their own kitchens. It's great if you're interested in Chicago's chefs and still cool if you just like seeing talented cooks talk about what they do (and you get to learn about unusual ingredients).

                        1. iL Divo Jan 21, 2014 02:04 PM

                          glad I read this again, made me think I'll have to check more of them out.

                          1. Rmis32 Jan 21, 2014 10:06 PM

                            I like Radha Rayasam's cooking videos. Love her outfits and when she says " cook it on looowww"


                            1. ennuisans Jan 21, 2014 10:42 PM

                              Since this has resurfaced: Mario Batali has a dandy channel going on, and the Harvard Science of Cooking series is online. Heston Blumenthal has a lot uploaded. Jamie Oliver's channel isn't bad. Food Network and Cooking Channel update regularly.

                              Oh and Chow


                              but honestly I've never looked for them on YouTube until now. WHOSE FAULT IS THAT CHOW

                              1. Atomic76 Jan 25, 2014 07:49 PM

                                Chef John from Foodwishes, by far one of my favorites.

                                If you enjoy Asian recipes, I would also suggest AsianCookingMadeEasy on Youtube, and I think SteamyKitchen is on there too.

                                1. natewrites Jan 28, 2014 08:44 AM

                                  I have youtubed various unknowns like OMGpaleo's site on Youtube.

                                  But mainly, I use Youtube more for home-fix-it projects like last summer, to learn how to use concrete patch on my front stoop.

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