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During the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re all having to find ways to adapt to life inside. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn or an experienced cook looking to shake things up, we have rounded up some of the best videos, channels, blogs, books, and more to help you out in the kitchen. Following along with these is sure to be a piece of cake!
- Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit started out as a cooking magazine in 1956 but has since developed into a diverse website and one of Youtube’s most famous cooking channels. Their chefs have become beloved by the audience, and you can be sure to find any kind of recipe with a fun taste of entertainment. You can find them here.
- Gordon Ramsay
Ramsay is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, and household name. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars and currently hold a total of seven. He has also become a star of the small screen, with shows such as Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell, and MasterChef US. His recipes have found a home on his website and Youtube channel.
Tasty, developed by Buzzfeed, is the world’s largest food network. They cover three youtube channels, a comprehensive website, and a large social media presence. It’s famous for simple and quick recipe videos, as well as content-oriented videos often challenging chefs and including celebrity visits. Visit their main Youtube channel and their website to find out more.
- Binging with Babish
In his Youtube videos, home cook Babish recreates recipes featured in your favorite TV shows, films, and more, as well as more traditional recipes in the Basics with Babish series. Take a look at his channel!
- Disney Parks favorites
Disney Parks have been releasing recipes for fan-favorites, such as their beignets, Dole whips, and world-renown churros. You know what they say: if you can’t go to Disney, bring Disney to you! More recipes available at the Disney Parks website.
- Cooking Light
Cooking Light is a website that caters specifically to healthy food, as well as focusing on food for diabetics, vegetarians, and celiacs. They have recipes and instructions for almost everything you could crave, so if you want to stay fit and eat well during quarantine this is your place to go.
- Vegan food websites
While there are a few websites for vegan recipes out there, here are the ones we recommend.
- Vegan.com is full of information and help for a vegan lifestyle, and they have a huge collection of recipes, cookbooks, and more at your disposal. Find it here.
- Vegan Richa develops recipes for vegan everything. There is something for everyone on the website and instructions that are great to follow along to.
- The Vegan 8 is great because it has tons of recipes, all under eight ingredients. Especially now that our supply is limited, it’s a great resource for the home cook.
- New York Times Cooking
They have an incredibly large website, a Youtube channel, and a newsletter. Their channel has many fun dishes, while on their website you can find all their recipes as well as very helpful guides like “What To Cook This Week” (released every week, of course) and a huge, regularly updated list of articles for “Recipes and Tips for Quarantine Cooking”.
- From your favorite video games and media
These youtube channels are famous for their at-home recreations of food from video games, movies, TV shows, and more.
- Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies bakes fan-favorite sweet staples at home and shares the process. Now ranging to other basic sweet treats, she often collaborates with other YouTubers to create fun content.
- Feast Of Fiction uses Youtube to craft up the real-life equivalent of fictional dishes to pay homage in a genuine, geeky way. They make them easily available at home, so take this chance to explore them while inside.
- Cooking with children
Making food for kids can be a challenge, especially if there’s a picky eater in the house or you want to involve your kids in the process. Here are some websites that can help.
- Cooking With Kids focuses on meals that are healthy, simple, and affordable for families. They have recipes, how-to videos, and lessons in their site.
- My Fussy Eater has options for everyone in the house, including different dietary restrictions and (as their name suggests) options for kids that have limited tastes. They also have an app that can simplify the meal-making process.
We hope that these suggestions can help you make the most of your time at home, and make the cooking time a little easier!