Five Popular Food Channels
Not every meal has to be one of the world’s most expensive steaks, cooking doesn’t always have to be expensive. With the advent of the internet, there has never been a better or easier time to research what you’re cooking, how to buy a cheap but healthy meal and how to cook it – properly.
So we’re rounding up our five favourite food channels for you to follow, both for proper cooking tips, as well as for meal inspiration. Happy eating!
What once started as a New York-based Instagram account has now spun into a global phenomenon – including their own site. Grubshots quickly acquired a reputation for posting not only some of the best food shots on Instagram, but also some of the weirdest and most up-to-date food trends (think freakshakes and rainbow bagels.)
Whereas other accounts tend to be specific in what they post about – either healthy/unhealthy or location-based etc. – grubshots are not specific on the food they post. This makes grubshots the perfect account to follow for some all-around food inspiration.
If you’re looking for a bit of food variety on your Instagram feed, grubshots is definitely the way to go. After all, 113,000 people can’t be wrong.
2. Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube
To us it felt a bit like cheating to include a proper, bona fide professional chef on the list – but we’ll make an exception here. Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube is a YouTube channel dedicated to helping other professional, but not quite as well known, chefs show the world what they’re made of.
Oliver’s FoodTube is one of the biggest food channels on YouTube, where he invites other chefs onto his channel so that they can share not only their recipes, but also their everyday cooking tips – whether that’s how to stock your store cupboard, how to buy the best fish, or even how to de-seed a pomegranate.
Jamie invites a wide variety of people onto his channel to cook whatever they fancy, and these people range from other top name chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Lorraine Pascal, to other YouTubers like Alfie Deyes and FunForLouis, and even singers, such as famous singer-turned-chef Kelis.
3. My Primrose Hill Kitchen
Primrose Hill Kitchen is a relatively small food enthusiast, especially compared to the other names featured here, but we love her nonetheless. Her Instagram is a true delight, offering up dishes and ideas that we’d never even thought of, and most of it a far cry from what the other food accounts post. Cantaloupe sorbet, Jewish honey cake and pink pickled onions are among the weird and wonderful dishes served up here.
While the beauty of Primrose Hill Kitchen’s food may lie in her Instagram posts, the true beauty is in the way she concocts her recipes over on her blog. While many foodies will insist that you really have to go out and purchase this one special ingredient for this dish – and if you can’t find the organic version, don’t even bother coming back – Primrose Hill Kitchen’s food is different.
Instead, she strips down her favourite – and often quite complicated – recipes for the everyday person, showing us that we truly can get the most amazing food with ingredients you can purchase from your favourite big name stores. No need to go out hunting for organic, free-range gluten free Icelandic northern shore handpicked Clamshells when you can get some that taste just as good from the frozen fridge at Sainsbury’s.
4. One Pound Meals
One Pound Meals is truly the ultimate penny-saving food account to be following. The account was started by Miguel Barclay, who lives in Camden, and he’s used it to amass over 128,000 followers on Instagram.
One Pound Meals does exactly what it says on the tin – using ingredients that total either £1 or less to create filling meals. Miguel even uses video a lot to help us see exactly what he does, so that we’re able to recreate the dish perfectly in our own homes.
What do you think of when you think of £1 meals? Typically something horrible, frozen and mainly made up of worst cuts of meat, right? However, one quick scroll though One Pound Meals’ Instagram feed should be enough to dispel that feeling – and make you absolutely ravenous too.
5. Hemsley + Hemsley
Hemsley + Hemsley are a pair of sisters that focus solely on clean, healthy eating – swapping out French fries for courgette chips and eating a mainly raw, vegan diet.
While the Hemsley sisters also have a blog of the same name – and now an accompanying cookbook – it is their Instagram that gives us the most food inspiration. Whether they’re whipping up a roasted red pepper and mung bean hummus, or throwing together a salmon fillet poached in Earl Grey and maple sauce (trust us, it’s lovely!), the Hemsley sisters show us that you’re never too busy, or too poor, to cook healthily.
So if you’re feeling peckish, why not give these guys a follow? These channels prove that you can always cook up a healthy storm in the kitchen – no matter your skill level or budget.
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