5 gorgeous YouTube cooking channels that will soothe your soul

YouTube has a reputation for being filled with shouting streamers, terrible takes, and thinly-veiled bigotry, but it can also be a force for good. A less widespread but infinitely more nourishing category of YouTube content are the cooking channels, which feature people preparing gorgeous, presumably delicious meals. 

Yet among these there is an even more calming and aesthetically pleasing subgenre. I am referring, of course, to the tranquil, quiet cooking channels featuring humble meals made from scratch. 

The closest thing we have to a Ghibli film in real life, these beautifully shot videos capture the rhythmic calm of homestyle cooking accompanied by gentle instrumental music, diegetic sound, and minimal speaking. The serene, comforting clips focus not only on food but its story, using gorgeous cinematography to showcase frequently rural environments alongside simple food preparation. 

Such channels aren’t about teaching you how to cook, instead inviting you into the kitchen to

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Program helps Stockton soul food restaurant get up and running

‘A cultural experience’: Program helps Stockton soul food restaurant get up and running



CUISINE THAT INCLUDES HEALTHY SOUL FOOD. MY FOOD, YOU’RE GONNA GET A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE. MY FOOD IS DIVERSE. IT’S FRESH. IT’S NEW CHANTELLE FAISON HAD AN IDEA FOR HEALTHY COOKING AND SHE NOW IS IN AN INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO HELP HER WITH HER CONCEPT THE RAINBOW VELVET CAFE, THE INCUBATOR PROGRAM HAS TRULY ELEVATED ME TO PUSH MYSELF BEFORE I ENTERED THIS PROGRAM. I DIDN’T HAVE MY BUSINESS NAME NOW. I HAVE A BUSINESS NAME A BRAND SO IT HAS END UP A LOT OF DOORS FOR MY FAMILY AND I THE PROGRAM IS THROUGH THE CITY OF STOCKTON AND IT OFFERS SKILLS SUPPORT AND BUSINESS EXPERTISE TO MAKE THE IDEA A SUCCESS. AND MY GOAL IS TO CREATE A DIVERSE UNITY BY BRINGING PEOPLE CONNECTING

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Lockdown Has Shown Us That Cooking Is Essential Food For The Soul

Nidhi Verma is the founder and Indian chef behind the food platform & recipe box brand The Cookaway, connecting adventurous cooks with leading chefs and bringing joy to the home cooking experience. Nidhi believes lockdown has helped us discover a new world of adventure, comfort and fun in our kitchens that we didn’t even know we needed…



a woman standing in a kitchen: Cooking at home


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Cooking at home

I think lockdown has taught many of us that cooking is much more important than we realised and something we can all be doing more mindfully when the new normal finally arrives. Kitchens have almost became a sanctuary over the last year as millions of us turned to home cooking and scratch cooking on a regular basis. We had more time at our hands to plan our meals, eat better, try new things, replicate our favourite restaurant meals and reduce food wastage by making the most

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Martha Lou Gadsden, Charleston soul food legend, has died

Martha Lou Gadsden, a self-taught chef who served up iconic soul food that made her a Charleston culinary legend, has died. She was 91. Martha Lou’s Kitchen, her restaurant just outside of downtown Charleston, became an institution in Charleston’s Southern food scene. It closed in September 2020.

Martha Lou Gadsden, a self-taught chef who served up iconic soul food that made her a Charleston culinary legend, has died. She was 91. Martha Lou’s Kitchen, her restaurant just outside of downtown Charleston, became an institution in Charleston’s Southern food scene. It closed in September 2020.

Martha Lou Gadsden, a self-taught chef whose “roll-your-eyes-it’s-so-good” soul food made her a Charleston culinary legend, has died. She was 91.

Gadsden died Thursday morning, her oldest daughter Joyce Taylor confirmed to a local news station. No cause of death was given.

In 1983, Gadsden opened Martha Lou’s Kitchen inside a modest Pepto-pink building at 1068 Morrison Drive, just north of downtown Charleston. Her unassuming restaurant would become an institution in Charleston’s food scene.

Gadsden was 53 when she opened her restaurant. She had no formal culinary training, but she knew what she was doing.

In a 2013

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