A new online food network called Hungry Nation launched this week. So far, they only have two 'shows' — Working Class Foodies and VendrTV, with a third, 12 Minute Cocktail, due out soon. But already there are 30 episodes in the queue, so there's plenty of coffee-break-at-your-desk viewing in store. Read on for my review.
I worked really hard at it and got over my prejudice about the word "foodie", then clicked on the Tortilla Espanola episode from Working Class Foodies, a brother and sister team that cooks up a dish for two for around $10. Max and Rebecca Lando use fresh, farmers' market purchased food, cooked in Rebecca's NYC kitchen. They seem to care about where their food comes from and try to shop locally.
I ended up watching all five episodes that are currently available (about 5 minutes each) in one sitting. New episodes of Working Class Foodies are released on Mondays.
ProsThey really cook, so there's the not-so perfect moments, which I appreciate. They give us the entire recipe. They take us with them to the Greenmarket. Humphrey the dog is very, very cute.
ConsAnnoying commercials! But cooking videos don't grow on trees, so I'm (just barely) willing to put up with them.
VendrTV stars Daniel Delaney and is released on Wednesdays. He travels the world tasting the offerings of food trucks and carts. I couldn't make it through too many shows due to an overuse of that annoying swaying camera technique. Makes me queasy. And, I'm not so interested in watching people eat food, I want to see them actually cooking. But that's just me.
You can 'like' an episode, read the blog, comment and even upload your own food/cooking video on Hungry Nation. It looks like they will continue to add shows, so be sure to check frequently, or sign up for email updates.