It’s a weird world we live in and YouTube is even weirder. So what does the 10 most viewed food videos viewed on YouTube tell us about who we are? We won’t even begin to try and answer that question.
Shows like Chef’s Table on Netflix are attracting millions of global views but some of the best food videos are still found on YouTube channels and that’s where food lovers have created the biggest food network. Like us though, they probably got sidetracked along the way.
1. Primitive Technology - Eating delicious - Cooking crab recipe
Primitive Technology videos are a phenomenon where people practice bushcraft on camera, gain millions of views and then monetise, but these two kids from the channel Primitive Technology KH are huge. Basically this recipe shows them grab a crab, boil it, and add random spices. One steals the cooked crab from the other, while they both pretend to be early humans with the power of speech.
2. Everything's better with sprinkles! | Cakes, Cupcakes and More Recipe Videos by So Yummy
Your worst neon pink nightmare come to life and covered in sprinkles. This ideas video which shows you basically how to prepare food that you’re pretty much going to throw directly in the bin is mesmerising. Somehow, you just have to watch the whole thing.
3. Pöpcørn | Recipes with The Swedish Chef | The Muppets
Scandinavian cooking is on top of the world right now with a one-two-three podium finish at this year’s Bocuse d’Or. Well, in this video, the iconic Swedish Chef shows us how to make popcorn in the microwave. Great fun.
4. Customize Your Ice Cream | Summer 2018 Recipes by So Yummy
For some reason, we’re drawn to this ice-cream video like moths to the fame. Ice-cream cake, melty chocolate ice-cream, sprinkles, you name it.
5. Gordon Ramsay's Scrambled Eggs
Here’s one you can actually try at home and it’s one that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re a three Michelin starred chef or an absolute novice, scrambled eggs is something we all want to do well. There’s a million different ways to do them, but this is how Ramsey does them. Simple, with plenty of top tips for cooking the perfect scrambled eggs.
6. Gordon Ramsay's perfect burger tutorial
Gordon Ramsay’s Hollywood burger is the ultimate way to cook on the BBQ. Ramsay seasons and then lets the meat relax by the pool for a while. Toast those buns Gordon, and put olive oil and salt on everything. I’m cooking this this weekend, it’s winter, but I’m firing up the BBQ anyway. So exciting. I’m hooked. Strange to see Ramsay in sunlight.
7. Best Recipes for JULY | Cakes, Cupcakes and More Yummy Dessert Recipes
30 M views
It’s July, so the best recipes you can find are obviously, involve cupcakes, sprinkles LGBT frosting, marshmallows, pizza bites, some kind of shrimp/spinach/cream/cheese madness… why not?
8. 7 Yummy Food Ideas | Cakes, Cupcakes and More Recipe Videos by So Yummy
This is what happens when children are given control of the kitchen and allowed to cook whatever they want. If Princess Unicorn opened a restaurant, the menu would look something like this.
9. French Fries Recipe | Crispy French Fries Recipe Cooking by our grandpa for Orphan kids
Grandpa cooks French fries for the kids at the orphanage village style. Sorry, there’s something in my eye…
10. Chicken Biryani Recipe |Traditional Chicken Biryani By Our Grandpa | Grandpa Kitchen
More village style cooking from Grandpa. This time it’s chicken Biryani – Super!