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PDP-1
Oct 12, 2004

Greetings fellow human.
I have traveled here from 2019.
I have *such* sights to show you.


Just learned what a fondant potato is in another thread, watched this, and now I know what I'm trying out for dinner tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOatJPocjDo

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exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."

Food Wishes is great. Some people don't like Chef John's idiosyncracies but I think he's super entertaining and informative. Even for recipes I have no plans of doing, all his little tips and tricks have helped me become much more skilled in the kitchen.

Tofu Terry
Oct 4, 2015

by FactsAreUseless


Does anyone have that video of someone deep frying pierogi and they pop/explode everywhere? I've been trying to find it for ages.

franco
Jan 3, 2003


Is it maybe the gnocchi one you're remembering?

Partycat
Oct 25, 2004

Rule Number Dos:
A lot of you maggot people are gonna see some things that you're not used to seein'. I'm talking about nudies! That's right! Botticelli may show a titty or two and Michelangelo may show a mans willy dong long prong... but you are not, I repeat, you are not to titter !

Plaster Town Cop

PDP-1 posted:

Just learned what a fondant potato is in another thread, watched this, and now I know what I'm trying out for dinner tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOatJPocjDo

I made this. I used Canola oil, and it was pissing and spitting everywhere. Even with the potatoes dried off. Reading the comments regarding the high heat, one guy had his grapeseed burst into flames. I'm not that dumb, but yeah it makes a hell of a mess. I would almost rather put them in the oven with the oil.

At any rate I don't think I did long enough , somehow. They seemed to be almost oozing when I was taking them out of the pan, but basically came out like a baked potato. It tasted good, but chopping them up is a waste of potato and, time. The comments in the blog post for that one describe another type of this, where they roast them whole, with red potatoes, then smash 'em part way through so they absorb the butter and broth.

PDP-1
Oct 12, 2004

Greetings fellow human.
I have traveled here from 2019.
I have *such* sights to show you.


Partycat posted:

I made this. I used Canola oil, and it was pissing and spitting everywhere. Even with the potatoes dried off. Reading the comments regarding the high heat, one guy had his grapeseed burst into flames. I'm not that dumb, but yeah it makes a hell of a mess. I would almost rather put them in the oven with the oil.

At any rate I don't think I did long enough , somehow. They seemed to be almost oozing when I was taking them out of the pan, but basically came out like a baked potato. It tasted good, but chopping them up is a waste of potato and, time. The comments in the blog post for that one describe another type of this, where they roast them whole, with red potatoes, then smash 'em part way through so they absorb the butter and broth.

I also had modestly disappointing results, at least compared to what I was expecting. No real issues with the oil spitting unduly during the frying stage but during the baking stage the bottom half didn't seem to absorb the butter/broth the way I thought it would and the result was - as you mentioned - basically a baked potato with a crispy top. Good to be sure, but not the mind-blowing result the descriptions made it out to be.

I'm not sure I get how the bake-then-smash technique would work in practice since it'd be really hard to smash *just enough* to break up the bottom without having the whole thing fall apart. I had considered either scoring the bottom or poking a bunch of holes in it with a fork to help it absorb more liquid.

Anyway, I'd give it 7/10 for being solidly good but not great and will likely try some variations again in the future.


exquisite tea posted:

Food Wishes is great. Some people don't like Chef John's idiosyncracies but I think he's super entertaining and informative. Even for recipes I have no plans of doing, all his little tips and tricks have helped me become much more skilled in the kitchen.

Yeah, Chef John is great and has put out tons of excellent videos. I do get how some people might find the way? all of his sentences? are inflected like they're questions? a bit grating after a while tho. Also, while not at all Chef John's fault, the YouTube search and recommendation system is crap and it's annoying to dig through his mountain of content trying to find something.

PDP-1
Oct 12, 2004

Greetings fellow human.
I have traveled here from 2019.
I have *such* sights to show you.


Oi, that last post started me geeking out on Chef John videos and once again I have a "gotta try this" recipe. It should pair well with fondant potatoes v2.0:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjziYjd2gpc

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

PDP-1 posted:

Yeah, Chef John is great and has put out tons of excellent videos. I do get how some people might find the way? all of his sentences? are inflected like they're questions? a bit grating after a while tho

Less "after a while" and more like "immediately upon hearing the first words out of his mouth what the hell is wrong with this person"

Plan Z
May 6, 2012



Biker BIlly Cooks With Fire was a 1990s public access treat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlU-E1tSyEM

The Ferret King
Nov 23, 2003

cluck cluck

AnonSpore posted:

Less "after a while" and more like "immediately upon hearing the first words out of his mouth what the hell is wrong with this person"

Watch someone else. You are the noob of your cooking food youtube.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."

The Ferret King posted:

Watch someone else. You are the noob of your cooking food youtube.

Give em the trooooollled quota quota.

indoflaven
Dec 10, 2009


cpaf posted:

I wish there was a Martin Yan demonstration video for everything I've ever needed to do in my life

Here is Julia Child making an omelet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RThnq3-d6PY

Oh my OshKosh B'Gosh. I never knew she did cooking shows with an electric stove.

edit: ok wtf was that. I guess I have a different idea of an omelet.

indoflaven fucked around with this message at Mar 29, 2016 around 21:17

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

The Ferret King posted:

Watch someone else. You are the noob of your cooking food youtube.

Just because worse people are out there doesn't mean that he's good.

The Ferret King
Nov 23, 2003

cluck cluck

AnonSpore posted:

Just because worse people are out there doesn't mean that he's good.

He's not good. He's great. But you don't have to convince me otherwise because I'm going to watch him anyway and you don't have to. So take that argument 'round the outside, 'round the outside, 'round the outside, because we're just talking in circles now.

Discendo Vox
Mar 21, 2013

This user's endless pedantry is kept grey.

Key words: nutrition, philosophy, regulatory science, law, shallow realpolitik, fake cheese, game design fanfiction.

Given the existence of, y'know, Julia Child, I feel like maybe having an unusual/funny voice is not a significant indicator of poor quality in cooking videos.

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

Discendo Vox posted:

Given the existence of, y'know, Julia Child, I feel like maybe having an unusual/funny voice is not a significant indicator of poor quality in cooking videos.

Julia Child is awesome because she talks like a normal person, funny voice aside. I'm sure Chef John makes great food as well (in fact I did fondant potatoes using his recipe and it was delicious). I just don't like listening to a living text to speech machine.

McSpergin
Sep 10, 2013

Films rated M are recommended for mature audiences. Fifteen years... and older

Any of the videos from How to Cook Like Heston, Gordon Ramsay's ultimate cookery course/ultimate home cooking are great, especially when you watch them and buy the books to go with them as you pick up little bits and pieces not mentioned in the book.

I bought the two Ramsay books, I've not bought the Blumenthal book but I would honestly think I've done over half of the 100+ recipes in the ultimate cookery course book. Numerous have been done so much the pages are stained during the cooking process.

I'd link them but I'm phone posting, there are torrents and so on available as well but I highly recommend them.

Pegnose Pete
Apr 27, 2005

the future


Chef John is the man and while his voice and humor got on my nerves at first after I tried one or two of his recipes I got over it. Now I even chuckle at his corny dad jokes.
The fondant potatoes recipe worked out great for me, no problem with spitting oil. The really simple thyme and butter combo was so on point, as well.

To contribute, this was the recipe of his my brother first sent me. Turns out great every time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuPABfgsa4g

PDP-1
Oct 12, 2004

Greetings fellow human.
I have traveled here from 2019.
I have *such* sights to show you.


I don't usually keep mayo around since I typically use so little of it that 2/3 of even the tiniest store-bought jar goes to waste. Last week I needed some and it turns out making small batches is really easy and results in something better tasting than the stuff from the store.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQuZX5MVsI

Hopefully this will turn the thread from a discussion of whether Chef John is great or not (he is) to a discussion of whether Jamie Oliver is a talented but pretentious douchbag or not (he is).


e: Also I did make the beef rouladen posted upthread a bit and they turned out great.

my turn in the barrel
Dec 31, 2007



Phone posting but chef john's double grilled cheese is worth making you have to google.

Nblue
Mar 22, 2013


This guy has great videos on asian food, he fueled my woking addiction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOb_xtH40So
And he is just so drat happy all the time

Phil Moscowitz
Feb 19, 2007

Avant de chanter
Ma vie, de fair' des
Harangues
Dans ma gueul' de bois
J'ai tourne sept fois
Ma langue
J'suis issu de gens
Qui etaient pas du gen-
re sobre
On conte que j'eus
La tetee au jus
D'octobre...

Justin Wilson is the best, it remind me of a story I got ta tole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK4umRMJlrs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4Ws_2XwdU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oScmodG_riM

Flim-Flam
Jan 18, 2006


This is how I get my Chinese spicy hotpot soup base on when I make it at home.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHWCkIV_mgY

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


Nobody better badmouth Food Wishes while I'm around Chef John rules, and it was his videos that got cooking to start clicking for me. A lot of them have some complicated ingredients, and I generally prefer simpler recipes, but I made his Garlic Lemon Chili Broccoli a couple days ago, and it was some of the best salad dressing I've ever had - took my brocc from crap to snap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqSZ89FqpiY

Yes, his cadence is kind of odd, but it's definitely just part of the videos at this point. Interviews with him and earlier videos have him talking normally. I don't mind his sense of humor and don't feel like it detracts from the show at all.

"Yes, that does translate to Cock with Wine! But don't worry - we're gonna use chicken."

Pollyanna fucked around with this message at Apr 28, 2016 around 21:02

Chelb
Oct 24, 2010

I'm gonna show SA-kun my shitposting!


I've noticed that none of the videos posted have been by Bruno Albouze, which is legally a felony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnKk2VTXlCM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LUBrnoILFM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEF3Yp9DPno

paraquat
Nov 25, 2006

Burp



what did you just make me watch?

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.


paraquat posted:

what did you just make me watch?

goddammit youtube android app ヽ(`Д#)ノ I mean this video here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqSZ89FqpiY

angor
Nov 14, 2003
teen angst

Pollyanna posted:

Nobody better badmouth Food Wishes while I'm around Chef John rules, and it was his videos that got cooking to start clicking for me. A lot of them have some complicated ingredients, and I generally prefer simpler recipes, but I made his Garlic Lemon Chili Broccoli a couple days ago, and it was some of the best salad dressing I've ever had - took my brocc from crap to snap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqSZ89FqpiY

Yes, his cadence is kind of odd, but it's definitely just part of the videos at this point. Interviews with him and earlier videos have him talking normally. I don't mind his sense of humor and don't feel like it detracts from the show at all.

"Yes, that does translate to Cock with Wine! But don't worry - we're gonna use chicken."

I hated Chef John when I first saw one of his videos but he's growing on me. The broccoli looks pretty good but I have that exact same colander and it's loving useless.

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



Hello this is Chef John from Food wishes dot com wiiiiiith.... "you read this in my voice didn't youuuuuu!"

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



CannonFodder posted:

Cooking with Dog!
Ah, my favorite cooking channel. Even if you don't want to make a recipe, every video worth watching because the music is relaxing, Francis is a cute dog, and the narrator/Francis's voice has all those odd mannerisms. The matcha creme brulee recipe is my favorite because it hits all the right notes: "balon weesk," the implication that children use blowtorches in Japan, and the "ja-ja-ja-jiannnnn" at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCnO8t3UR2w

I also like Maangchi, who does Korean cooking. She spent all her time playing online video games ("Maangchi" is her gamer handle; she currently wants to make it legally part of her name) until her son suggested that she start a YouTube channel. She's been on the local NPR station in New York a few times, and the New York Times called her "the Korean Julia Child" (Maangchi wasn't even aware of who that person was before that comparison). And she makes great food. Bindaetteok made are like potato pancakes, except instead of potatoes, you add mung beans, other vegetables, and meat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJJawgzmgOk

I love to make my own version of her buldak recipe. Instead of cooking it in an oven with cheese on top, I add more water to the mixture, cook it in a pot, and serve it over rice. I also use cayenne pepper instead of red pepper flakes. Be careful, it's very spicy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9uI1-6Ac6A

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



Thanks for Maangchi. She's very good at cooking for the camera.

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



https://www.twitch.tv/food

Streaming PBS cooking shows from the 80s and 90s, 24/7. Can also vote for the next show in chat.

Just watched Julia Childs and Jacque Pepin make a fish stew together.

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



Posting more Jun, because this latest video is just so well done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIF4Imp92OM

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


You guys like Matty Matheson's schtick?

https://youtu.be/5Z8S84qtzQAT

mindphlux
Jan 8, 2004


Bob Morales posted:

You guys like Matty Matheson's schtick?

https://youtu.be/5Z8S84qtzQAT

no

angor
Nov 14, 2003
teen angst

Bob Morales posted:

You guys like Matty Matheson's schtick?

https://youtu.be/5Z8S84qtzQAT

I like this dude.

Verbparadigm
Jul 4, 2012


PDP-1 posted:

Oi, that last post started me geeking out on Chef John videos and once again I have a "gotta try this" recipe. It should pair well with fondant potatoes v2.0:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjziYjd2gpc

I've made this before, and it is quite tasty.

Olive!
Mar 16, 2015

It's not a ghost, but probably a 'living corpse'. The 'living dead' with a hell of a lot of bloodlust...


Guess which season 2 is now on Youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKbm4CDvO-A

PDP-1
Oct 12, 2004

Greetings fellow human.
I have traveled here from 2019.
I have *such* sights to show you.


Verbparadigm posted:

I've made this before, and it is quite tasty.

I've made it 4-5 times myself since posting that and it is pretty good. The one modification I've made is cutting down on the amount of stock/braising liquid by almost half and using a smaller cooking vessel to compensate so it continues to boil in its own juices - that gives a smaller amount of gravy that actually matches the portion size rather than going down the drain at the end and ends up richer tasting to boot.

Chef John continues to be my favorite YouTube presenter. Good recipes, good production values, and most of all straight and to the point without any bullshit or pretense. I've even come to like his speaking style and corny dad jokes.

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baquerd
Jul 2, 2007
I'M A FUCKING IDIOT



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1_3kDjN04I

Check out the kneading action at 4:35

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