Digital delights: Top five YouTube cooking shows (with video)

British accents, sweets and more make CL's list of YouTube food channels worth watching.

click to enlarge Beginners and enthusiasts plug into YouTube cooking shows. - Food Wishes
Food Wishes
Beginners and enthusiasts plug into YouTube cooking shows.

Last year, curious culinarians made cooking and food the fastest-growing video genre on YouTube, according to Google, which owns the vid-sharing website.

The site's top 20 food channels, including Epic Meal Time and well-known chef Jamie Oliver's Food Tube, generated 370 million views.

Online cooking shows offer audiences immediacy and engagement (comments sections may spark new recipe ideas and ingredient substitutions) while expanding the global food community. And the recipes channel purveyors craft look tasty, too.

There's a ton of YouTube cooking shows you could sift through before embarking on your next meal, but here's a handful of CL's favorites.

Sorted Food

A fun, informative food channel run by four Brits: Jamie Spafford, Ben Ebbrell, Barry Taylor and Mike Huttlestone. They've got mouth-watering visuals to accompany easy-to-follow recipes. You can't just watch one.

The Sweetest Vegan

Vegan treats like hot cross buns, cupcakes and smoothies crafted by pastry chef Tasha Edwards. She also offers how-to videos for savory items, including vegan West Coast-style fries.

Food Wishes

This show dishes cooking tips and techniques (seeding, slicing, grilling), sweets, deep-fried eats and more. Chef John hosts, talking his audience through simple and advanced food formulas.

Cooking with Dog

With a gray poodle named Francis as your culinary guru, learn how to cook items such as boiled shrimp dumplings, extra-smooth silken tofu and steamed pork buns. The channel's totally odd and amazing.

Laura in the Kitchen

Self-taught chef Laura Vitale leads viewers (1,406,881 of them, last time we checked) through hundreds of videos featuring comfort-food cuisine. Her dishes range from appetizers to mains to baked sweets.

Also: An honorable mention goes to ochikeron for this lunch-boxed gem:


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