I have many things I enjoy in life, but probably two of my obsessions are the Internet and cooking. I love the Internet because it’s this vast interconnector of people and ideas and I love cooking because it’s this intricate art that connects people and cultures – see any parallels here? Both the Internet and cooking are things that anyone can learn; it’s as simple as a good wifi connection, or a set of measuring cups. It stands to reason then, that the intersection of two such amazing things would be even amazinger (yes, I’m making that a word. I’ll go file it in Urban Dictionary later).
Seeing as I was bored over the holidays at my parents house, I took out my tablet and whizzed around to see what Youtube could offer me and I stumbled upon the new-ish web series, The Brothers Green. Hosted on the Hungry network, one of Youtube’s experimental “professional” channels, the Brothers Green follow the culinary escapades of two hipster brothers as they cook and jam and make ironic musings for the milennial foodie set.
In case you were wondering, The Brothers Green are actually brothers. Consisting of elder Josh (the crazy one) and Mike (the cute one), the two brothers stumbled into cooking in a very relatable, humble way: they had parents who were shitty cooks. Through experimentation and copious amounts of Food Network, the two taught themselves to become culinary masters of the home kitchen and now dedicate their lives to showing the light to other home cooks.
“Our ultimate goal is to inspire people who are a little fearful in the kitchen,” explains Mike and their series does just that, as the brothers easily whip up homemade pasta, chicken & waffles, General Tso’s chicken and even chicken liver donuts?? Each show is shot in the brother’s home kitchen and usually ends with a raging hipster party, which seems to mean a lot of bearded white dudes swilling wine and playing guitar. The food cinematography is simple and gorgeous, the cooking techniques approachable and the brothers affably charming. Altogether this series is deliciously addictive and I happily whiled away 2 hours I could probably have better spent doing things like helping my relatives how to figure out Skype. Meh.
Happy holidays everyone!