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YouTube is one of the best places where you can learn a new skill from amateurs and professionals alike. There is no shortage of exciting cooking tutorials to be found, so we’ve highlighted some of the best.

No matter your skill level, you’ll be able to appreciate recipes from these YouTube content creators.

Food Wishes

Chef John’s Food Wishes has been a YouTube staple for years now. He got his start uploading recipes and videos to his blog before becoming an production.

His sing-song voice has a fantastic quality, and he tackles a variety of recipes. The sheer size of the catalog of videos on the Food Wishes channel means viewers will probably find at least one recipe to try.

Binging with Babish

Andrew Rea’s Binging with Babish is an excellent starting place for beginners. The channel became YouTube famous for re-creating recipes of food items from pop culture TV shows and movies.

Rea recently started a playlist aimed at those new to cooking called Basics with Babish. This playlist is aimed at teaching cooking beginners what everyday utensils they’ll need to begin creating a handful of essential recipes.

You Suck At Cooking

You Suck At Cooking is a humorous take on learning to cook that sprinkles helpful advice in-between. The deadpan delivery may be off-putting for some, but the humor is top-notch.

Plus, YSAC offers excellent recipes to try for beginners. For those that need some inspiration beyond wanting great food to try, the humor from YSAC might be the answer.


Emily Kim, who runs the Maangchi YouTube channel, has been called the Korean Julia Child. She teaches basics for anyone interested in learning Korean cooking. Her playlists make it easy to find recipes featuring meat, side dishes, or even a great many vegetarian recipes.

While Maangchi’s channel is focused primarily on Korean-style cooking and recipes, she does have a few videos exploring non-Korean recipes. Another highlight is her travel video playlist, where she gives tours while explaining her Korean dishes.

Peaceful Cuisine

Peaceful Cuisine is great for amateurs who want a nice and relaxed learning experience. The slow-paced videos are designed to induce ASMR while teaching cooking basics. All of the dishes on the channel are vegan and feature a list of ingredients and steps in each video description.