Sick and tired of YT recipes that don't turn out good tasting

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georgevan

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Last night I made a YT recipe titled Hamburger and Potatoes. It wasn't good tasting like many others. Any good sources for reliable recipes.
 
Any idiot with a phone or computer can post recipes for "The Best Tasting XXXXXX Ever!". You are doomed to disappointment if you rely on the title to asses the recipe. You need reliable websites that provide detailed and tested recipes.

I have found seriouseats.com to have consistency good recipes. They test and explain their process in detail with explanations of why they do it a certain way.

I have had good results with Food Network recipes as well but haven't tried them recently.

Good luck.
 
Any idiot with a phone or computer can post recipes for "The Best Tasting XXXXXX Ever!". You are doomed to disappointment if you rely on the title to asses the recipe. You need reliable websites that provide detailed and tested recipes.

I have found seriouseats.com to have consistency good recipes. They test and explain their process in detail with explanations of why they do it a certain way.

I have had good results with Food Network recipes as well but haven't tried them recently.

Good luck.
Thank you very much for the info. I justp learned what may be a game changer.
 
Good recipe sites, just like good cookbook publishers, have panels of good cooks who test every recipe. They have the testers cook each recipe, exactly as it is written, to make sure it works.

CD
 
Here's a classic YouTuber who some consider the grandfather of YouTube recipe videos. Chef John. I have never had one of his recipes that didn't turn out well. His instructions are clear and the recipes are well written. I have been a bit disappointed in his "bacorn", but I think that is just a question of taste. It was good, but not special to me or my late DH. Some of my very favourite recipes come from Chef John. His YouTube channel is called "Food Wishes" and so is his blog. https://www.youtube.com/@foodwishes
 
Here's a classic YouTuber who some consider the grandfather of YouTube recipe videos. Chef John. I have never had one of his recipes that didn't turn out well. His instructions are clear and the recipes are well written. I have been a bit disappointed in his "bacorn", but I think that is just a question of taste. It was good, but not special to me or my late DH. Some of my very favourite recipes come from Chef John. His YouTube channel is called "Food Wishes" and so is his blog. https://www.youtube.com/@foodwishes

I was going to mention Chef John. His YT channel is owned by Allrecipes.com, so I'm guessing they have been tested before they are released on his videos and the website. I have only cooked one of his recipes, Peposa Dell'Impruneta (Tuscan Black Pepper Beef). It was very good.

CD
 
My go to is Recipe Tin Eats. Owner Nagi does a great job. Every recipe is shown, in a lot of cases it includes video. No fancy ingredients that you use once and then sit in the cupboard til they turn grey. Dozer, her dog, is a character.
 
I used to frequent Allrecipes. Posted several recipes and tried several recipes. Some were a hit and others a disaster.
Chef John has always been a great hit - I do many of his recipes.
If your looking for bloggers that are successful, well, LOL I'm sure we could fill 2 pages of them from all our members.
Mine are:- recipetineats - woksoflife - Seasons&Suppers - and a few others

so I was on the phone and then cooked - forgot to "post"
gypsy- just bought Nagi's cookbook. Also bought 2 more for a daughter/SIL and son/DIL. they are all drooling.
 
It's a bit of a catch 22 situation, isn't it?
If you are a decent cook, you can assess the recipe and know if it will work.
If you are not, you want to use the recipe, it doesn't work and you still don't know....

Anyway:
For (SE) Asian: rasa malaysia/vietworldkitchen/shesimmers/woks of life/hot thai kitchen/ Madhur Jaffray all have pretty accurate recipes.

BBC food seems pretty good as well. I would figure Jaques Pepin as well although I havent checked for a while
 
I agree with Andy about seriouseats.com. By reading their articles that accompany the recipes, you will learn a lot about the science of cooking, which will help make you a better cook.
 

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