Feeling stressed? Try watching these enchanting cooking videos

Lots of us read cookbooks as a form of relaxation, allowing the stories and recipes to transport us away from our stressful, workaday world. Of course there are other ways to get carried away from the ordinary, as we have learned via EYB Member sir_ken_g, who pointed us to a series of cooking videos that have people mesmerized

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The videos on the streaming service TikTok feature men wordlessly cooking elaborate meals in an idyllic countryside setting. TikTok user  @bashan0915 has garnered a following of nearly 300,000 viewers by posting these addictive videos. The appeal, according to the Eater article, is the stunning scenery combined with techniques completely removed from our normal cooking routines. This is escapism at its finest. 

Even more serene and relaxing are the YouTube videos from Li Ziqi, including this one of her preparing a New Year's dinner for family and friends. Tranquil music accompanies the lush cinematography that follows the young woman as she chops vegetables on an outdoor chopping block and steams fish using a traditional wood stove and wok. It's easy to be drawn into a binge-watching session of these charming videos. 

2 Comments

  • Execchef1225  on  5/7/2019 at 9:44 AM

    How do I put these links into my EYB page?

  • Jane  on  5/7/2019 at 10:07 AM

    Execchef1225 - you can only add recipes to your EYB Bookshelf if they are part of the Library (e.g. when adding recipes using the Bookmarklet). But you can add links to whatever you like as Personal Recipes. Check out our Help pages on Personal Recipes - there is an online link field where you could add the YouTube video URL.

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