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Chefs help lockdown, takeaway, takeaway, takeaway – not the best for our wellbeing or our energy levels. While some are relishing the newfound hours of our favourite takeaway, our regular haunts also delivering, and Brownie companies shooting out of no-where, its seems we are willing to pay whatever-it-takes for something different (we include ourselves in that having tried a ‘creme egg brownie’). Others however are going mad not being able to locate flour, pasta or yeast!
Come on, we’re not all great cooks, but we’re all in the same boat, well four walls, cooking for ourselves – a LOT. Has everyone’s partners and children suddenly become increasingly ‘picky’ about repeated dishes, that weren’t a problem before!
Say HELLO to your new friend, your YouTube Chef.
Watch and follow recipes online, step by step, see what it should look like, you can even rewind! Subscribe to your favourites so you can plan your weekly menus.
Follow a local chef from your region, a UK TV chef, or maybe a globetrotting chef offering dishes from around the world. Maybe it’s bakery you prefer?
Chefs Help Lockdown
With almost 1.8m subscribers watching her bake sweet treats, salted caramel macarons, lamingtons, Jamaican ginger loaf, and gluten-free red velvet cupcakes and lots more. CupcakeJemma has got you covered – full of great playlists; cupcakes, free from, vegan, classics and what we’re all missing rainbow baking.
Chef John Quilter the ‘Food Busker’
Want to go on a food travel trip – with 300,000 subscribers and also known as the Food Busker, John Quilter former pro chef travels the world in search of those exciting recipes, finding the best stake in London and how to cook steak correctly, to travelling to Los Angeles to cook Korean short ribs and cooking fried chicken with London cook James Cochran. We just love his Lasagne Playlist!
Miguel Barclay OnePoundMeals
From the MB Bic Mac inspired £1 burger, super east noodles, Sloppy Giuseppe, Kunk Pau Cauli and Banana Bread Souffle. Barclay’s cheap and cheerful recipes have proved incredibly popular and deserves more subscribers – so join the list. Boasting an incredible five bestselling cookbooks, and over 300k followers on Instagram.
Food With Chetna
An ex-Great British Bake Off contestant Chetna Makan gets her whole family involved on her food channel. Her mother and children help her bake cakes and more that helped her reach the semi-finals. With some great family-inspired Indian recipes including EST chicken curry, samosas, butter chicken, vegetable biryani, and chicken naan. It’s like, mother knows best. With over 100,000 subscribers, this is one to defiantly be on your list instead of a takeaway!
Who said a plant-based diet needs to be placid? Ama serves up incredible vegan ‘comfort food’ with a little heat and lots of spice. Her videos cover everything from the likes of ital curry, the BEST hummus, a Caribbean feast, red pepper scotch stew. Check out the £1 Vegan Meals Playlist. Rachel boasts over 400,000 subscribers – The Queen of vegan YouTube!
Blackpool Grand Theatre
Take a look at what’s on at Blackpool Grand Theatre this Autumn / Winter 20/21
Blackpool Grand set out a COVID-Community Communication Programme (CCCP) during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our aims were simple, to CONNECT, COMFORT and UPLIFT. We would Connect people by offering tutorials on communication tools like Zoom and conduct community face-to-face meetings (book readings, youth groups and more). Comfort through stories of heritage, memories and storytelling, and to Uplift visitors spirits through laughter and exercise. Please do enjoy and if you can afford to donate please do.
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