People have been doing a lot of different things to get themselves through this enhanced community quarantine. Some have been enjoying all the free books and films available online, some have been non-stop binge-watching, while some have been trying to make up for all the hobbies that were forgotten in the past couple of months (or years, maybe?). However, if a more interactive activity is something that you want to do and enjoy with people you're with at home, then an online cooking class is definitely something worth checking out!
Recently, chefs and foodies have been going on to different platforms to show what they've been cooking during this quarantine, as well as share these recipes with their followers. From upgrading your ordinary instant ramen to making a dish you've never tried before, here are some cooking videos to check out right now:
Ed Bugia's Wok from Home
Looking for ways to upgrade instant Pancit Canton to a dish that you could also have for a good meal? Check out Ed Bugia's recipe from last night's Facebook Live! There, he made Pad Thai from ingredients that are available at home or are easy to buy outside. For this recipe, he used instant ramen, eggs, fish sauce, sugar, lime, peanuts, and (wait for it!) sinigang mix as a substitute for tamarind paste.
Antoni Porowski's Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine
Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski also went to Instagram to do a series of videos where he cooks simple dishes while in quarantine. Wittily named Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine, he showed his followers how to make a good vegetarian omelet knows as "The Keep Calm-lette" for his first episode.
So far, there are already 8 episodes in this series of IGTV videos.
Giada De Laurentiis's Aglio Olio Recipe
Italian chef Giada De Laurentiis also went to Instagram with her daughter to show her followers how she makes her version of Aglio e olio pasta. Made with only olive oil, garlic, parsley, chili flakes, and parmesan cheese, this dish is an easy one to make and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Chef Symon's Symon Dinners
Iron Chef Michael Symon has also been doing cooking lessons on Instagram in a series called Symon Dinners, where he shares 10 easy-to-do recipes that are easy to customize and with ingredients that are usually already available at home. He also announced the dish he will be making, as well as the ingredients and the methods, ahead of time so followers can cook along with him!
Rachael Ray's Quarantine Kitchen Tips
For those looking for dishes to cook that are simple, you can check out Rachael Ray's online magazine where they reshared some of their favorite dishes that are quick and easy to make. Some of the recipes on her website are: Easy Peasy Carbonara, Croque Madam Egg Crepe, and Garlic & Coriander Roasted Chicken.
Check out the recipes here.
Kel Zaguirre's Home Cooking Highlights
Locavore's Kel Zaguirre also brought to Instagram some of his recipes for dishes like 2-Cheese Quesadilla, Pico de Gallo, and Chicken and Sausage Stew, which can be a good dish to do if you have canned food or extra ingredients. You can look back at all these recipes by clicking here.
Massimo Bottura's Kitchen Quarantine
Michelin-starred Italian chef Massimo Bottura and his family have recently been doing a series of Instagram Live to share their recipes while in lockdown in Italy. He's also been sharing refresher on his feed, where he makes things like chocolate sauce and bechamel sauce. So far, he's made a dish he called "everything mac and cheese" and stir-fried okra.
He goes live on Instagram at 8PM CET (3AM Philippine Time).
Ddulgi's Dalgona Coffee Recipe
Frothy coffee isn't really a new discovery, but it's been all the rave on social media lately, as seen in this video by Ddulgi with over 3 million views. Dalgona Coffee – named after a Korean toffee sweet treat – went viral online when Koreans were advised to observe social distancing when COVID-19 cases began to rise. This drink is made with instant coffee, sugar, and water whisked 400 times (or until frothy), and served over milk.