February 9, 2016
My teenager just sent me this from Buzzfeed: 5-Year-Old Has a Cooking Show
Five-year-old Julian Kreusser has his own cooking show in Portland, called The Big Kitchen with Food. Julian's show, a big hit online after a front-page article in The Oregonian, features comprehensive instructions on delicious dishes that are easy to prepare, along with various segments in which Julian forgets what he's talking about and asks his mom for help. Mom gets a feature role here, as her son includes her beautifully. What mom doesn't love to be included!
Buzzfeed has changed the menu at my house big time. Have you seen their Tasty video page? These little cooking clips are brilliant, and wonderfully made. Every recipe, from the perfect grilled ham and cheese sandwich, to super easy chocolate fondue, are prepared in a simple, quick, delightful, understandable, and doable way. Kudos to the artistic directors on these mini videos; my new kitchen goal is to learn how to stir like them, and grill peaches topped with a perfect scoop of ice cream.
The creators have found the magic behind presenting these dishes that any novice or chef apprentice will attempt, for numerous reasons. All it takes is one Tasty video, and my grocery list grows with ingredients that will make dishes like spaghetti squash, cinnamon roll stuffed apples, and chicken and broccoli stir fry. These videos run the gamete and end with a satisfying "oh yea."
I love how these foodie clips have increased the cooks in my house! My daughter Haylee chooses most of our meals, and sends me more food videos than texts some days, with notes that says "I'm not sorry," because she knows the content will draw a hunger out of me to eat, cook and watch more videos (not necessarily in that order.) We won't end up on the cover of The Oregonian, and that's okay, because the "oh yea" we share after the first bite will more than suffice.
P.S. Tasty has a special Valentine's Day video.
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