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My pet peeves for YouTube food recipes

I DON'T want to hear you EAT!

11:48 pm on Jun 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I adore watching YouTube for clever recipes, or even something as simple as making a decent Reuben sandwich.

Why is it, though, that some people seem to think that their recipe (yes, it is a video for a RECIPE) is enhanced by introducing us to their dog's butt, or to their parakeet?


Some of my pet peeves:

    1. I don't CARE if you have cute dogs, I want to know how you chop romaine lettuce.
    2. If it takes you 3 minutes to peel an orange, edit it OUT. We "get it".
    3. You aren't a video producer, you are showing us a recipe. Skip the psychedelic video editing and get to the point.
    4. I don't want to HEAR you EAT! (Your nose breathing is obnoxious!)
    5. I don't want to WATCH you eat.
    6. Don't tell me I need a $300 knife to cut up some iceberg lettuce.
    7. You can't play guitar. No really, you can't.
    8a. Don't tell me it "tastes better with low-fat/zero calorie butter." you are lying.
    8b. Stop apologizing for using real butter.
    9. The background music you chose is annoying at best. (See #3 and #7)
    10. Taking FIVE minutes to say "cover your peaches with linen cloth to ripen them faster" is a theft of my time. I want at LEAST 4 minutes and 30 seconds of my life back.
1:13 am on June 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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5:11 am on June 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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5. I don't want to WATCH you eat.

this reminds of something I realized recently while watching "bizarre foods" with Chef Zimmern on the tv. I like the show, but I am tired of seeing a sorta-closeup of him taking a big bite of something and chewing it.