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The Problem with Facebook Cookery Videos

Dumb, dangerous, and downright disgusting. We take a quick look at these clickbait cookery conjourings.

29w ago

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We all know the videos I’m on about. The bouncy uplifting music, the delicate hands adding ingredients to a perfect mixing bowl and fun little animations of the instructions. The recipes are often a little far fetched but you watch them and think, “ah, I could do that, it’s just pouring eggy strips of hotdog into a waffle maker!” (An actual recipe I’ve seen). The recipes are designed to be easy to follow and generally family friendly. But when you take a step back from it some of these are a bit dangerous, and for the sake of ease we’ll expand this to kitchen hacks too.

One of the biggest offenders for this is Tasty, and a recent BBC investigation into these unsafe practices, aided along by the trials put on by Ann Reardon.

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So the question is, would you, or have you tried any of these kitchen hacks, and questionable recipes? Did they work or did you end up scalding yourself with molten candy?

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Comments (2)

  • I've literally never had a recipe ever turn out the way it does in the videos except for one, a chicken crust pizza. Even then, I had to mod it a bit

      6 months ago
  • My wife takes a ton of recipes from FB and usually they turn out great. I am assuming she uses her own head on how to modify them.

      6 months ago
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