Interweb Cookery: Working Class Foodies on Hungry Nation

Interweb Cookery: Working Class Foodies on Hungry Nation

Ddce2b969bdcca98043f1b67f60885ac9b6c8eda?w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Dana Velden
Sep 30, 2009
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. Pros
  • They 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.
  • Cons
  • Annoying 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.
    Created with Sketch.