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5 YouTube channels that inspire you to cook

We’re a nation obsessed with food shows, celebrity chefs and coffee table cook books, and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we don’t even have to leave our kitchen to learn from the best. If you cook the same thing every week, or just love learning new techniques, these five YouTube cooking channels will hopefully inspire you to step outside your culinary comfort zone. Ok, four will – one will just make you laugh!


Bon Appétit

Conde Naste’s award-winning food lifestyle brand, Bon Appétit covers food through the lens of cooking, fashion, travel, technology, design, and home. You’ll find videos on how to make healthy pancakes, hot sauce and “the ultimate smashed burger”.


The Australian Women’s Weekly

The Australian Women’s Weekly recipes and cookbooks are an institution, with many of us growing up with at least one in our bookshelves. (If you’re looking for new, used, vintage, out of print, and hard-to-find cookbooks, check this out.) Thanks to YouTube, you can watch and learn from the Weekly’s award-winning food team – and some of Australia’s most famous chefs and cooks. From classic chocolate cakes to beautiful baked dinners, this channel has all your cooking needs covered.


Japanese Cooking 101

With sushi-train style outlets popping up all over Australia, it’s safe to say Aussies love Japanese food. Featuring easy-to-follow video recipes and ingredients you can find anywhere, Japanese Cooking 101 shows you how you to make classics like green tea ice cream, ramen, hand-rolled sushi and delicious bento lunch boxes.


Poh Ling Yeow

From simple things like how to cook rice using the absorption method to making Vietnamese pork balls with rice vermicelli and pickles, Poh Ling Yeow shares her South East Asian recipes with her signature bubbly personality and easy-to-follow methods.


The Katering Show

What’s not to love about pairing “food intolerant, Kate McCartney and her intolerable smug foodie co-host, Kate McLennan”? While you might not walk away with a swag of new recipes to cook for the family, you will laugh at the The Katering Show‘s take on ethical eating, yummy mummy’s and Thermomix.

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Veda Dante

Veda Dante is an accomplished journalist, consultant and content creator who has nearly 30 years’ experience writing about everything from tourism, hospitality and health to architecture, pools and luxury goods. When she’s not producing copy for clients, this self-confessed word nerd is usually writing and photographing the Byron Bay region for her blog

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