New distraction alert: tiny food videos will make you forget everything else.
I can't stop watching tiny food videos. I've been obsessed with miniatures since I was a child and I'll probably be the kind of old lady that slaves over elaborate dollhouses when I retire. No, not "probably." DEFINITELY. I am actively planning to get really deeply into dollhouses and crafting furniture and accessories for them.
Miniature foods have always been a part of kawaii culture and fashion. However, tiny food videos aren't about making clay or resin cakes and fruits. It's actual, edible food in a very tiny size. Everything is prepared on teeny tiny stoves, using teeny tiny utensils.
Just look at these pancakes:
I can't even get full-sized pancakes to look this good!
The stoves are fully functional, using a tea light candle as the heat source. That might seem sort of weak, but it's very hot in proportion to the tiny amount of food that is being cooked.
I prefer to watch the videos of desserts, like the apple pie video below. Just look at that crust lattice! But you can also see itty bitty sushi, curries, and tempura.
Miniature cooking began in Japan, but it has spread globally. So now you can watch a wide variety of foods being prepared, from rainbow bagels to churros. Tiny Kitchen is an American version of this phenomenon, with twelve seasons of mesmerizing videos and ambitious recipes. Most recently, they made jello partfaits and color changing lemonade!
Have I convinced you yet? Are we going to start have tiny cooking video parties? Or even, better, make our own tiny cooking videos??? Stoves and utensils can be ordered here, but we might have to hold a full-sized bake sale to raise the money because they are very costly.