Day: March 29, 2021

Meet Andrew Rea, the man behind YouTube’s favorite cooking channel.

Of the genres that are most prevalent on YouTube—cute animals, makeup tutorials, commentary—food and cooking videos are two of the most major players. Within that deep field, Andrew Rea may just be the biggest star of them all. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, the title of his YouTube channel, Binging With Babish, likely will.

Rea’s videos, in which he re-creates dishes seen in movies and TV shows—some recent uploads include “Cookie Cat From Steven Universe” and “Chicken Kiev From Mad Men”—consistently hit over 1 million views. His most-viewed video, an episode inspired

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Food Network reveals Chopped 420, a cannabis cooking competition

Food Network plans to launch a spinoff of its popular Chopped cooking competition. The new series, Chopped 420, will feature contestants who compete with each other to prepare meals using provided ingredients — one of which will be cannabis, which is now legal at the recreational level in a number of US states.

Cannabis cooking shows are a thing, but they’ve largely existed as YouTube series. Netflix got in on the genre last year with its Cooking with Cannabis reality show, which is joined by select other shows like Bong Appetite and Cooking on High.

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