After a long day at the office, you may think the last thing you want to
do is chop, steam, and stir, when that microwave dinner is two minutes
in the making. But cooking can be therapeutic. And whether you’re a
certified foodie or a comfort food connoisseur, the web is a bountiful
resource of recipes and cooking how-tos.
One spot that shouldn’t be overlooked in this department is YouTube. Printed recipes are fine, but there’s just something about watching food being prepared that can be uniquely instructional and inspiring. You don’t need a four-man camera crew and a dream kitchen to host a cooking show on YouTube. The network has been built by real people making real food, and many have garnered a large online following. We’ve highlighted some of the best below.
1. Nicko’s Kitchen
Australian home-cooker Nicko brings vlog-style episodes to you regularly with a focus on quick, easy, and tasty recipes. He gets down to business fast — most of his videos are four to five minutes long — and gives you a close-up, hands-on view of the ingredients and processes. Dishes are diverse, ranging from savory sandwiches to baked desserts.
Nicko has over 11,000 subscribers and a devoted fan base who eagerly await his next tasty treat each week.