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12 Cooking YouTube Channels

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Cooking videos for kids can offer a happy medium between education and straight-up entertainment—and inspire little ones to start experimenting in the kitchen themselves. 

 

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1. #KitchenBuddies with Jamie Oliver

#KitchenBuddies with Jamie Oliver

Category: American cuisine

Recommended Age: 4+

Established: 2015

Average Video Length: 4 minutes

Number of Videos: 15

Favorite Recipe: How to Make Pasta

About: Chef Jamie Oliver teams up with his son Buddy to help inspire more kids to get cooking. 

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2. Cook with Amber Kelly

#KitchenBuddies with Jamie Oliver

Category: American cuisine

Recommended Age: 4+

Established: 2012

Average Video Length: 5 minutes

Number of Videos: 208

Favorite Recipe: How to Make the Best Guacamole 

About: Sixteen-year-old Amber Kelley is a cookbook author, speaker, winner of Food Network Star Kids, and the host of her popular Youtube series Cook With Amber.

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3. Mind Over Munch

Mind Over Munch

Category: American cuisine, meal prep

Recommended Age: 6+

Established: 2013

Average Video Length: 10 minutes

Number of Videos: 508

Favorite Recipe: Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for Spring

About: Alyssia Sheikh is the founder of Mind Over Munch, an all-encompassing resource for food and fun. The community she’s created is built on three common principles: encouragement, passion, and positivity. She shares her mindful eating tips, incredible recipes, and meal-prep hacks. 

YouTube Channel

 

4. FlavCity with Bobby Parrish

FlavCity

Category: American cuisine (keto + paleo options)

Recommended Age: 10+

Established: 2012

Average Video Length: 20 minutes

Number of Videos: 471

Favorite Recipe: Mini Meatball Breakfast Hash

About: Every week FlavCity puts out some of the most tasty, creative recipes on YouTube with a focus on keto, weight loss, low carb, and meal prep. They’re coming at you with new videos every Saturday and Sunday, as well as a live stream during the week. 

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5. Nerdy Nummies

Nerdy Nummies

Category: Baking

Recommended Age: 4+

Established: 2010

Average Video Length: 15 minutes

Number of Videos: 368

Favorite Recipe: Frozen 2 Princess Cakes

About: Rosanna Pansino’s original Geeky Cooking Show. Lots of fun designs ranging from fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, anime, movies, and video games. 

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6. Binging with Babish

Binging with Babish

Category: American cuisine

Recommended Age: 8+

Established: 2006

Average Video Length: 10 minutes

Number of Videos: 288

Favorite Recipe: Mac & Cheese

Binging with Babish is a cooking show dedicated to discovering what the delectable (and occasionally horrible) foods from fiction actually taste like.

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7. Cooking with Dog

Cooking with Dog

Category: Japanese cuisine

Recommended Age: 4+

Established: 2007

Average Video Length: 5 minutes

Number of Videos: 351

Favorite Recipe: Custard Pudding

About: Cooking with Dog is a YouTube cooking show featured by a canine host Francis and a mysterious Japanese Chef whose real name is not disclosed. While Chef cooks a variety of popular dishes in Japan, Francis calmly sits next to her and narrates the recipes step-by-step in English. 

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8. My Cupcake Addiction

My Cupcake Addiction

Category: Baking

Recommended Age: 4+

Established: 2011

Average Video Length: 12 minutes

Number of Videos: 459

Favorite Recipe: Kinder Surprise Egg

About: Elise Strachan is a household name in the world of sweets, attracting the attention and hearts of millions with My Cupcake Addiction. Australian born, with an impressive background as a trained pastry chef, Elise is the animated mother of two who shares her passion for baking with her family, friends and community who all encompass the idea that “Life is Sweet!

YouTube Channel

 

9. Everyday Food

Everyday Food

Category: American cuisine, baking

Recommended Age: 8+

Established: 2012

Average Video Length: 10 minutes

Number of Videos: 1,864

Favorite Recipe: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

About: Everyday Food is the Martha Stewart experience that you might get from her magazine, but in video form. There are shows about healthy meals, and shows about baking, and a show about solving common cooking problems (named “Kitchen Conundrums”). 

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10. Bon Appétit

Bon Appetit

Category: American cuisine

Recommended Age: 8+

Established: 2008

Average Video Length: 30 minutes

Number of Videos: 1,100

Favorite Recipe: Easy Way to Cook a Hamburger

About: There’s a good reason why Bon Appétit is still relevant more than 60 years after its founding: Because its writers and editors really know food, and know how to present cooking in a way that’s approachable. In short, the magazine’s YouTube channel is delightfully modern and smart.

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11. Serious Eats

Serious Eats

Category: American cuisine

Recommended Age: 8+

Established: 2006

Average Video Length: 6 minutes

Number of Videos: 428

Favorite Recipe: The Pocket Pizza

About: If you’ve ever watched and enjoyed Alton Brown’s “Good Eats,” or “America’s Test Kitchen,” then Serious Eats is for you. Frequent host and culinary director J. Kenji López-Alt takes a scientific approach to cooking that does more than offer recipes — it offers explanations.

YouTube Channel

 

12. Laura in the Kitchen 

Cooking with Laura

Category: American cuisine

Recommended Age: 6+

Established: 2010

Average Video Length: 7 minutes

Number of Videos: 1,498

Favorite Recipe: Reuben Sandwiches

About: Like the best cooking shows, Vitale’s “Laura in the Kitchen” is a great way to learn vital lessons that apply to a wide variety of dishes. She dots her recipe walkthroughs with tips and tricks that apply to regular home cooks because she is a regular home cook. 

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