Cooking With YouTube

I don’t have many recommendations this week because I’ve been busy watching cooking videos.

First, I came across Great Depression Cooking With Cora. Cora passed away November 29, 2013, at the age of 98. She left behind 30 wonderful videos, with more coming, since some had been filmed but not uploaded. I love watching her in her cluttered kitchen with its dull knives and kitschy bits and listening to her stories as she works. Good stuff.

Just about the polar opposite is AmmoHead73, who cooks happy, drunk, and/or just about any way you name. He has a heavy Arkansas accent, tats, some kind of sinus condition, and no rehearsals. He uses a hunting knife in place of any other kind, and he makes the kind of food I love to eat. His two-ingredient biscuit recipe is one I definitely plan to try.


A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character attempts to make a recipe taken from a video or television show.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Cooking With YouTube

  1. Jane

    December 13, 2013 at 10:02am

    What a great link! Miss Cora’s site makes me think of a cookbook I found a couple years ago which was a compilation of an elderly and well-loved cooking wizrd from down South. If only there had been videos, too.

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      Marian Allen

      December 13, 2013 at 10:05am

      I know! I’d love to have videos of my Aunt Rose making her trademark dishes, or my grandmother making her fabulous cheeseburgers.

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  2. Mike Carlson

    December 14, 2013 at 7:09am

    I love watching cooking videos over youtube. I am actually searching for something special to cook this holiday season.

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      Marian Allen

      December 14, 2013 at 8:25am

      I’m sure you’ll find something! Don’t forget the recipes I post here, while you’re looking. 🙂

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