Genesis of the Redneck Kitchen
I was watching some cooking videos on YouTube that were made by showing the food, setting the video to music, and providing some step-by-step instructions. No dialogue. No fancy host. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
And I thought, “How hard could it be?”
Besides, as the family is in flux with the DC to Florida back to DC move, I found myself eating out too much. One, it’s not really healthy, and two, it can get expensive.
So I decided I would try to make some of my own videos. This would force me to cook at home. I figured if I did it for the media content creation experience, I might not win all that much on the health side, but at least I’m saving some money. Aldi is balls cheap, and it’s European :)
I made the first video for practice. I had no ideas for a ‘channel’ or ‘show’ in mind. I went to my local Aldi and grabbed some Salmon, or as it turns out, Steelhead Trout. What do I know? They look the same.
After mixing up the Steelhead Trout for Salmon and burning the hell out of my hand by touching the pan handle after taking it out of the oven, I looked around my sparse kitchen with just a stove and a Foreman Grill, and I thought, “Maybe Yan can cook, but I can’t. Damn. I’m such a redneck.” And a star is born ;)
In my second video I tried to take seriously. I was inspired by the delicious looking Peter Lugar Steakhouse Ribeye. I say delicious looking because I’ve never had one.
It’s all good fun, and I’m getting the experience of creating video content. Two birds, one stone. Maybe three birds if you consider the meal out of it.