Are cooking youtubers worth watching, or is it better to learn skills from books and recipes?

Are cooking youtubers worth watching, or is it better to learn skills from books and recipes?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like Ryuji

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’m really not in the mood for more ads

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The only cooking channel you need to subscribe to is simply sara.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Best a*glo cuisine channel

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you have ever made any of her recipes you will understand why she weighs 600 pounds. So good you can't stop eating it, dirt cheap and super filling.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is she the landwhale who was making waffles out of cheese because its keto, then died?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Every queen needs a king

      ?si=ey0ufIAqih_VsJAr

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The one that go into detail on technique and history are nice. Kenji and Notanothercookingshow are good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is insane. Are you trying to learn cooking history? And which cooking youtubers do NOT go into detail? That's the entirety of 'what they do'. Detail.

      'The ones that go into detail' are 'all of them' because thats why they're making videos.

      Shut the frick up. Buy an ad.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I can't think of many foodtubers that show a POV play by play while narrating the steps they are taking and why they are taking them. Kenji is bretty good in that regard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Notanothercookingshow
      This guy annoyed the frick outta me, made one of those apology to black people vids during BLM riots then took it down a year or 2 later like a fricking Black square face book b***h

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Just another desiccated tumbleweed blown by the winds of propaganda.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    lopez in the 'log

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nanako is the only one worth watching.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These questions feel like bots to me. If you wanted to cook you'd be cooking, not creating yet another thread on internet celebrities which will turn into a list of all of them.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Professional chef tubers are shit.

    Amateurs who grind for the love of cooking and eating are the only ones worth watching.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kenji is totally worth it, even watching relatively simple recipes he always has good nuggets of wisdom worth picking up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Kenji is totally worth it, even watching relatively simple recipes he always has good nuggets of wisdom worth picking up
      he's a fricking homosexual that tried to cancel other YouTubers that are less gay that he is, I unironcially hope he dies, and you should die too for supporting him

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        honestly even ragusea is more tolerable and less of a gay

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >honestly even ragusea is more tolerable and less of a gay
          Kenji took his wife's last name, anyone who talks about him a positive light is a homosexual by mere association

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        who did he try to cancel?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anybody who points out that Falun Gong is a weird insular cult that the CCP is actually right about.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Skill? You read the recipe. You follow the recipe.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There are no real skills you need to learn other than maybe how to slice shit up. You can just start following recipes and they should come out good.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Youtubers are a waste of time unless they speak French or Italian.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you watch how to make meatballs from youtube before you make youtube you might make a better meatball, that's all I'm going to say.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can learn more from watching someone than just reading a text

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's hard to say.
    I mean, generally the best way to learn a new recipe is by seeing the entire process demonstrated by someone who knows how to do it well.
    Youtuber is a bad metric for quality. Most of them are insufferable c**ts.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All I ever do is watch youtuber if I want a recipe. If I don't use a recipe where I can watch the step by step then I frick it up.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kenji, despite being one of the soyest """men""" on earth, does have high cooking IQ, and his videos are worth watching even though it makes you a little more gay every time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with this. He is absolutely insufferable and watching him loudly smack and chew his food wearing bare feet, painted fingernails and a go-pro strapped to his fricking head while he rants about trump and non-binaries makes me want to violently hurl, but he does have good tips. Hopefully he dies soon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fun fact, he has a bot that notifies him every time someone mentions him here so he can get butthurt.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          snitch ass b***h. frick you kenjicuck and your tens of millions of dollars inheritance. Congrats on having a rich German American father and a rich Japanese mother.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you guys see this vid? lmao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ofEjtS8WFs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        why what

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        BecUse happy birthday and cake is for children. Pate and saltines and a composed melancholy song while filming in low saturation is the move for people who cant stand tradition

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You owe me a minute and a half of my life back. The only amusing part was when the woman broke the cracker like a 4-year old.
      I once went to his beerhall-kinda place in the Bay Area by sheer chance, not knowing until years later that it was associated with him. Only had appetizers, but they were only OK, probably not significantly more expensive than other things in the area. I couldn't figure out why the place was doing such better business than the other things around, and I guess it must have been the star factor. That, or the entrees were actually really good.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How about you cook your own shit, then watch puketubers and see if they can help.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm making consistently 2-3k per month on my cooking youtube channel and all I do is literally just plagiarize kenji and chef john recipes and pretend they're mine

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      link

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'd rather not, I don't want someone around here with malintent to tip off the authorities

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Buy a fricking ad Adam

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeh but now youre a filthy youtuber.
      (steve if you see this, youre the exception)

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Whoa, who is that sexy half asian half latinx person?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Alt is a German/ashkenazi name and Lopez his wife's name

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So what is he? Latinx or Asian?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He is Asian/White/possibly israeli

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How is he Lopez then lol? Is he a Spanish Samurai? Isn't Kenji like a fake Japanese name? Like a Japanese trying to a have a stereotype American name and calls themselves Hamburger.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              he took his wife's name like a homosexual, which another anon already pointed out, you fricking mongoloid. learn to read

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                He is trying to pull my leg. Which I fell for but I won't let my leg be pulled anymore

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Why would he take his wifes name? Is that a Japanese thing? Nothing about this person makes sense.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                His real name is James Alt. He goes by kenji Lopez-alt to sound more foreign because in reality he is the rich son of American MIT professors and not whatever foreign mix he tries to sell himself as.

                I can't think of many foodtubers that show a POV play by play while narrating the steps they are taking and why they are taking them. Kenji is bretty good in that regard.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If this is true he is doing worse than his parents and they must be ashamed of him. Their friends will be privately joking about their moronic eceleb son.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Alt

                This is his dad unironically. Harvard genetics professor with a blue name on Wikipedia. And his son is some moron cooking eggs on YouTube lol

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm a hapa and I don't think that's true
                I think as a kid he probably wanted to feel more Asian and so switched to using his middle name almost exclusively

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Kenji is his wife's name.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Meant Lopez*

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Meant Lopez*

                I know

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Wrong. He only started going by J. Kenji Alt as an adult so people wouldn’t think he was another rich white kid from a super rich Boston suburb who got into MIT through nepotism and built his career on rich people connections. The name switcheroo is meant to trick the kind of white educated liberal foodies who like Bourdain into thinking Kenji is a BIPOC. It’s pretty scummy and incredibly cynical. Especially for someone born into so much privilege.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Do you have any evidence?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                He went by James Alt until he began food journalism.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's a "This is my partner, not my wife" kind of tradition.
                Honestly don't really have an issue with it. I think it's fine for a husband and wife to share their last names.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Hyphenated last names are moronic. You still have to pick which one comes first, which defeats the entire "anti-patrilineal" power-play motivation. Imagine growing up with a hyphenated last name, knowing that your parents were both so self-important that they spurned tradition in favor of some "equitable" neologism. What happens when two kids of such parents meet and marry? Do you hyphenate 4 of the frickers? Do you force the kids to pick a favorite? Do parents swap last names of offspring based on sex? It'd be better and simpler for all involved to decide the new family name on a fricking coin flip. Tradition can be stupid and outdated, but it doesn't need to be replaced by some thoughtless modern bandaid that's obviously untenable in the long run.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                These were my exact thoughts when I first met someone with a hyphenated name. It's just such a flawed idea right from the get-go that it's borderline offensive to rationality that someone invented this and went with it.
                The traditional surname system is obviously not perfect either, but it is exactly that: a tradition. Besides whatever cultural importance that might have to someone, it's also the accepted norm carried from the past until someone finds a better way. Nobody has to justify their use of it, since any flaws came from prior generations, unlike with a new idea being put forth. And hyphenated names are not the way.

                Still a fan of JKL-A though. Do you guys have any favorite cooking youtuber recipes? I tried JKL-A's garlic noodles a while back since I was tired as hell one day and had the ingredients on hand. For a lazy, fast recipe with virtually no nutritional value, it was a good treat.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Hyphenated last names are moronic.
                I agree, but I have to admit I like the sort of cyberpunk stylings of "Kenji Lopez." It's like Takeshi Kovacs or something.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                These were my exact thoughts when I first met someone with a hyphenated name. It's just such a flawed idea right from the get-go that it's borderline offensive to rationality that someone invented this and went with it.
                The traditional surname system is obviously not perfect either, but it is exactly that: a tradition. Besides whatever cultural importance that might have to someone, it's also the accepted norm carried from the past until someone finds a better way. Nobody has to justify their use of it, since any flaws came from prior generations, unlike with a new idea being put forth. And hyphenated names are not the way.

                Still a fan of JKL-A though. Do you guys have any favorite cooking youtuber recipes? I tried JKL-A's garlic noodles a while back since I was tired as hell one day and had the ingredients on hand. For a lazy, fast recipe with virtually no nutritional value, it was a good treat.

                You put a lot of thought into a 'not my problem' scenario.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I put a lot of thought into everything. I'm open-minded and am always looking for fresh ideas, alternate ways to look at things, and better ways to solve problems.
                Ignoring things that aren't immediately relevant or that don't personally concern you is the thought process of an animal.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Must be nice having that much free time.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If we never take time, how are we ever to have time?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Jaden Smith that you?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It took me a few minutes to type my rant about hyphenated last names. I'm here to post and read posts. Bit of a weird thing to act high and mighty about when you're ostensibly here for the same reasons. It's also pretty fricking reductive and myopic to assume that the absent-minded destruction of traditions and values is a "'not my problem' scenario".

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not on this board to read or share opinions on geneaology.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I went to high school with a Japanese foreign exchange student named Kenji.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some of it helps to learn recipes, but nothing helps as making your own stuff over and over

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like watching ChAdam Ragusea. Yeah yeah I know he astroturfed this place, but he has the ja ne sai quex

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's based tbh

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ceramic stoves are fricking gay

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            shut up, Adam

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're looking for FotM for your "girlfriend"'s brunch birthday party go American Youtube, Pinterest and Reddit. If you want to learn how to cook properly go to French Youtube and websites, Italian websites (there are no good Youtube channels) or just buy decent French or Italian books. There are great Belgian and German-language books but there it gets really murky for novices. Same for Spain: the only culinary relevant regions are Basque country and Catalonia. And the very south tip of Spain if you're obsessed about paella. 90% of the country is a food desert.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Italian websites (there are no good Youtube channels)
      There is vinchenzos plate but website is just easier. Unles you really dont know anything about cooking then folow YouTube if you are not sure.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Same for Spain: the only culinary relevant regions are Basque country and Catalonia. And the very south tip of Spain if you're obsessed about paella. 90% of the country is a food desert.
      You are a fricking moron who doesn't know anything about Spanish cuisine.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is spending several nights alone with your sister based?

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >are they worth it
    yea you definitely can gleam techniques from watching a few afterall most ICE chefs learn from watching and implementing in class anyway

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i hated that kenji guy for absolutely no reason

    then i learned about him

    it's like a 6th sense. i can just feel it every time. i always trust my gut. these people are demons straight from hell and you should trust your intuition.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i fricking hate the zoomer cooks in the youtube shorts section. they all feel the need to act like comedians.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    matty mattheson is probably my chef to watch, hes a little manlet cuck boy but hes entertaining and has some good vids

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Claire Saffitz is one of the better channels for baking. The small things you pic up watching her add up.
    I don't care to be anything but competent in cooking so jean-pierre is my guy. No talk of "disulfide bonds creating umami", just gud fud.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to mention Helen Rennie. Absolute quality.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Her pendant is certainly interesting... I feel as though I've seen it somewhere before....

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pastry living with aya is a good channel

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Youtube cooks use recipes

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like most of them make "content" rather than showing actual cooking of any kind. Especially channels like weissman or babish, where they're basically dropping 30+ bucks on making one thing and that's on the cheaper side for them.

    Foodwishes with Chef John is good, he doesn't get too extravagant and while he's running out of material, he has tons of real recipes that you can use. I enjoy Marco Pierre White's stuff, just substitute his stock pot and use your own seasoning, the technique is still solid and he's no nonsense.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Ctrl+F Chef Michel
    >0 results.
    Damn shame, the old man taught me everything I know.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >old man taught you about wiener
      Sounds about right you fricking frog

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hehe, super nickel Anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Goddamn it, no French subtitles
      As someone who can read entire novels in French but can't even hear basic spoken French, it's frustrating how they're always auto-generated

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i liked runnyrunny999 until he fell for the asmr meme (pronounced as mimi)

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i only watch kenji at this point, since it actually feels like a recipe a normal person would cook instead of some tryhard over edited shit like 90% of cooking videos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah his tips are applicable to me since I don't work in a restaurant or TV show model kitchen. Watching him throw together a meal in half the time it would take me encourages me to be more efficient.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have much respect for food youtubers
    Watching them is a waste of time and, franky, low class.
    I got better things to watch

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Hello guys, gals and non-binary palls
    yeah nah, farewell kengi

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, frick that. I HATE rhymes.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It isn’t YouTube but the Thomas Keller Master classes are pretty solid.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kenji and chinese cooking demystified are good. i think books are actually a generally bad way to learn cooking, unless you want to learn something specific in detail and already have skills.

    the best way to learn to cook is to watch someone else who's good at cooking, because people do so many little things while cooking they might not even realize. the video format lends itself to this, though most of the cooking youtubers edit so much that it nullifies that advantage. that's why kenji is good, because he shoots POV and edits relatively little

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Try following a cooking youtuber's recipe and decide for yourself whether or not it was a good recipe. Do this until you figure out which cooks have reputable skills.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kenji vs mark weins fight to the death. who wins and then dismembers, fillets, and eats the other?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >kenji
      *Lil Jimmy Alt

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would eat anything this bug put out and then rim her hot thai rosebud

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the only time I learned more about cooking is when I actually cooked shit. a book and these camera prostitutes aren't gonna teach you shit.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    technique is always going to be better explained with video, nuggets of wisdom are usually better expressed as a casual aside rather than something explicitly written out.

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