A feast for the eyesThere's something addictive about scrolling through the vlogs of food bloggers—all those mouth-watering culinary creations and recipes to try yourself, watching them cook is like a hobby in itself.
Cooking shows have been prominent since the early days of television. In recent years, though, YouTube has become a primary home for food and cooking content. Empowering nearly everyone with tools for high-quality content creation, YouTube allows everyone from amateur chefs to seasoned professionals to broadcast from any kitchen in the world. There's something addictive about scrolling through the vlogs of top food bloggers—all those mouth-watering culinary creations and recipes to try yourself, watching them cook is like a hobby in itself. And let’s not forget about how they give people the confidence to experiment with dishes they would otherwise think twice about.
With YouTube’s widely available platform and toolset, cooking shows have evolved into a genre of online entertainment with endless creative possibilities. To help you navigate the endless sphere of food entertainment, we’ve compiled a list of the top 11 food YouTubers. Check it out, but be prepared to leave hungry.
EPIC MEAL TIME
For the guys behind Epic Meal Time, the diet doesn’t start tomorrow—it doesn’t exist at all. Their mouth-watering videos ignore calorie counts as they show over seven million subscribers how to make everything from bacon-wrapped-bacon burgers to 84-egg sandwiches.
On Tipsy Bartender, the great Skyy John shows that anyone can be an expert mixologist. After learning how to concoct inventive, colourful and delicious cocktails, you will be more than ready to host your next great party once the coronavirus is over.
HOW TO CAKE IT
For Yolanda Gampp of How to Cake It, the cake is the canvas. Over three million subscribers watch as she expertly decorates her creations, transforming them into stunning works of art. From stormtroopers and BB-8 to dinosaurs and teacups, every cake has an identity of its own.
MYHARTO (MY DRUNK KITCHEN)
Being intoxicated has a way of making novice cookers feel like gourmet chefs—at least until the booze wears off. On her hit YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen, Hannah Hart channels her inner drunk expert as she prepares delicious dishes under the influence.
Chef John Mitzewich’s reputation is built on serving up sensational American staples. On his YouTube channel FoodWishes, Chef John asks viewers for their “food wish”—a dish they’ve always wanted to cook—and then teaches them how to make it.
SortedFood was started by a group of childhood friends who turned their habit of talking about food into a massive YouTube channel. Working out of a studio space in East London, their videos focus on cooking the kind of food that brings people together for an unforgettable night around the table.
COOKING WITH DOG
Who knew that dogs make pretty great sous-chefs? On Cooking with Dog, ‘Chef’ is joined by her toy poodle Francis for amusing instructional cooking videos. Together, they teach viewers how to make delectable Japanese dishes and more.
FEAST OF FICTION
Feast of Fiction turns fictional food delights like the Krabby Patties and Butterbeer into party staples. Hosts Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams show their audience of nearly one million subscribers that a dash of imagination is always a vital ingredient when preparing proper feasts.
On HellthyJunkFood, Julia and JP create extraordinary renditions of their favourite junk food meals and snacks. Their most popular videos supersize some of fast food staples—from McNuggets to Cheetos—into gigantic, decidedly not healthy meals.
Peaceful Cooking taps into the serenity of making food. Chef Ryoya has amassed over one million subscribers using high quality video and atmospheric background music. Learn how to make Japanese cuisine and relax at the same time with his tranquil, and easy to follow videos.
YOU SUCK AT COOKING
You Suck at Cooking combines imaginative food skits with instructional cooking to keep his more than 700,000 followers entertained while they cook. Viewers learn that sometimes, the only thing standing between them and great cooking is self-doubt.