The "Cooking with Pixar" YouTube series is the perfect remedy for lockdown hunger pangs and stay-at-home cooking experiments.
Have you ever found yourself watching a Pixar movie and salivating at the delicious-looking animated food on screen? Yep, me too. Well, now's our chance to find out exactly what Pixar food tastes like thanks to a YouTube series revealing all the culinary secrets of our favorite movies. The "Cooking with Pixar" YouTube series is the perfect remedy for lockdown hunger pangs and stay-at-home cooking experiments. Featuring some delightfully animated hosts, the series is sure to pull you into the kitchen and cook up a storm.
According to PEOPLE, Pixar's adorable cooking tutorial videos star some of the studio's most beloved characters including Forky from Toy Story 4 and Bao himself from the 2018 animated short Bao. The series has revealed the secrets to three dishes so far including a magical cake with Ian and Barley Lightfoot from Onward and Pizza Planet Pizza with Chef Forky. The videos are simple enough with easy recipes that kids of all ages can help out with although we have a feeling it'll probably be adult Pixar fans who're going to be more excited about the recipes.
In the first "Cooking with Pixar" episode, Bao helps out in making the traditional Chinese dumplings he was named after. The process starts from scratch, of course, starting with the mixing the dough and finishing with the pork filling. Episode 2 features Forky from Toy Story 4 hosting a pizza party in which Chef Forky gives instructions on how to prepare the out-of-this-world Pizza Planet pepperoni pizza with bell pepper rings. Brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot from Onward take over in the third episode, using the power of magic to help them make a beautiful birthday cake. The brothers mix, bake and frost a vanilla cake, and by the end of it, you almost want to reach into the screen and help yourself to a slice.
Although the short videos are incredibly entertaining and mouth-watering, there aren't any measurements in Bao's video, so you'll need to refer the written instructions here. The barely two-minute-long videos are the perfect way to bring some Disney magic into your kitchen. With the parks closed due to the pandemic, Disney has been trying to keep this magic alive with virtual parade viewings online and sharing a number of iconic recipes from their theme parks with fans. From churro bites to pineapple dole whip to Woody’s grilled cheese sandwich, now you can find the secrets to these fan-favorites online and recreate them at home.
While we try our hand at those, here's hoping Pixar uploads more cooking videos soon. I mean, think about it, the studio has featured quite a few iconic dishes in its videos. Tell me you haven't dreamed of tasting Remy's ratatouille or slow cooker roast introduced to us by the sloth in Zootopia or the crabby apple pie from Carl in Up. Come on, Pixar! Keep those videos coming!