Last week saw me heading to London and passing the Tower of London to the home of popular YouTubers SORTED Food. These four lads have fun with food on their YouTube channel and it’s so popular they have over 1.5 million subscribers! Something to aspire to for me, I’m a little way off…
The aim of the night, which is in partnership with Co-op Food, was to talk about how young people (I hear they’re called Millenials) are facing a shortage of cooking skills known as the #CookingGap. We got to look round their awesome studio and kitchen, they have a fridge cam and a central kitchen where they do their cooking demos. The chef, Ben told me how he comes up with his recipes and how they started out as a group of students who made videos initially to talk about their books and projects they’d done, and soon their videos became extremely popular and they have now turned it into a business in it’s own right.
We played a game called Beanboozle, where we answered food related questions and if we got one wrong we had to eat a jelly bean which could be yummy or yukky, for example chocolate pudding or dog food! I got off lightly, the worst one I had was toothpaste flavour, which I actually thought was quite pleasant. Mike from SORTED was not so lucky and had to eat the dog food one!
Then we got to sample some mouth watering food and drink, and made our own pizzas. I made a video of my time there. It was great to finally meet my online friend Angela from The Inspiration Edit and we talked blogging and social media in between joining in with the event. It was a lovely evening and we were sent home with a goody box full of ingredients to make raisin and oatmeal cookies with a twist – the best twist will win £100 of co-op vouchers. I have made these After School Oatmeal and Raisin Bars for my contribution to the challenge, wish me luck! Here’s me and the guys in action: