Season 13 Episode 3

How Is Tik Tok Changing Cooking and What Does a Cartoon Hedgehog Have To Do With Food?

Join us today for lots more foodie musings! Today we’re discussing everything from WAP (that’s Pasta to Ebbers) to TikTok food trends to cartoon hedgehogs. We address some of your top comments on YouTube, including Barry’s contentious badges and Ebbers pronunciation errors, and we reflect on just what makes the SORTEDfood community so special. Have a listen to hear what we’ve got to say about you!

 

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There’s no doubt that Tik Tok has completley changed the landscape of food. But what do you think about it? Is it just bringing the same old ideas to new people, or have you seen anything genuinely revolutionary on there?

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8 Comments

  1. Ddisantis

    I learned to cook in my early 20th, but didn’t really learn to create dishes or go outside my comfort zone until my 40s. I would practice different ingredients or techniques when my husband (who was a fireman and worked 24 hour shifts) would be a work so I could just chuck it in the garbage if it didn’t turn out. It was really freeing and now I am a very good cook with a lot of options in my weekly meals. So kudos Jamie for just jumping in and going with your instincts and making a fabulous dish, no matter what you call it. I love your videos. They have gotten me thru lockdown and given me so many new things to try!

  2. Eleanorwait

    Is it ok if I start a change.org petition for Ebbers to react to WAP? LOL

  3. kavisherlock

    The thing you said about Tiktok food trends are mainly just kids discovering things that have been around for ages. Isn’t that, in a way, what Sorted’s role is too? Beef and Ale Stew or Laksa are probably hundreds of years old, and I’m sure it says in some 1950s cook book or ancient roman scripture to heavily season pasta water or to never blend limes. But I’m not reading that. I learned that from YouTube. I get so many tips and recipes from Sorted (or other channels) coz that’s what I watch and y’all are always bringing new things to attention for your audience. Plus, you often have to say “this is new for you, but a billion people eat it around the world”
    PS: after that recent Barry vs Jamie battle, both should’ve lost the meringue badge :]

  4. Smidge

    Hehe, getting harangued over meringue.

    For real, though, some of the “fan” reactions to the badges have been dehumanizing and unacceptable. It’s a group of bros cooking for fun on the interwebs, not brain surgery… but some people need to be *seen* having a hissy fit to feel validated.

    • Smidge

      (And re: the Chicago Game Changers… after seeing the episode in question, that particular moment got me so gut-lurchingly uncomfortable that I simply can’t watch it again. I’m the Fun Police, sure, but it really ruffled my feathers. It’s the only episode I can’t rewatch.)

  5. Cheez

    More controversial with the meringue one is that Jamie has now been shown staring into a camera going “I don’t know what I’m doing” while making a meringue, while Barry, even though his didn’t work right, absolutely knew the process and what he needed to do. I guess it does somewhat rely on Ben being in the right place at the right time to see it as it’s happening though and Jamie was mouthing silently at the camera.

    Your spice blends vid has been a real game changer for me. I’ve started using Dukkah and Za’atar in all sorts of dishes (and salads!) and they’re delicious, Ras el hanout is another delicious one. They have a new permanent place in my spice cupboard!

  6. danielahitstheroad

    I wasn’t aware of it (growing up in a different country and slightly earlier), but the hedgehog analogy is so spot on! Look at both sides before you take action. In general your community is a dream; but some … well, you’ve read some of the vitriol some spew. It’s like people can’t stand others having different opinions or coming to different conclusions. I won’t go as far to say that every opinion is equally valid because some are just factually wrong. But after presenting you with the facts I’ll then have to endure that maybe you’ll insist on being wrong and let it go.
    And/or check my own position to confirm or change.
    But lately there has been a lot of tug-of-war going on; if you don’t succumb to my pressure and see things my way, I’ll hate you/unsubscribe/insert immature reaction of choice.
    I love that you guys listen to the community, but don’t budge to every whim.

    • danielahitstheroad

      Oh, and TikTok is not my platform of choice so I can’t give you a definite answer, but what I’ve seen by proxy is some really old stuff jushed up for a new audience. Which, if it does the trick, is fine by me.
      I’ll just sit here on occasion and think ‘Aaawwww….bless your heart’. 😅

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8 Comments

  1. Ddisantis

    I learned to cook in my early 20th, but didn’t really learn to create dishes or go outside my comfort zone until my 40s. I would practice different ingredients or techniques when my husband (who was a fireman and worked 24 hour shifts) would be a work so I could just chuck it in the garbage if it didn’t turn out. It was really freeing and now I am a very good cook with a lot of options in my weekly meals. So kudos Jamie for just jumping in and going with your instincts and making a fabulous dish, no matter what you call it. I love your videos. They have gotten me thru lockdown and given me so many new things to try!

  2. Eleanorwait

    Is it ok if I start a change.org petition for Ebbers to react to WAP? LOL

  3. kavisherlock

    The thing you said about Tiktok food trends are mainly just kids discovering things that have been around for ages. Isn’t that, in a way, what Sorted’s role is too? Beef and Ale Stew or Laksa are probably hundreds of years old, and I’m sure it says in some 1950s cook book or ancient roman scripture to heavily season pasta water or to never blend limes. But I’m not reading that. I learned that from YouTube. I get so many tips and recipes from Sorted (or other channels) coz that’s what I watch and y’all are always bringing new things to attention for your audience. Plus, you often have to say “this is new for you, but a billion people eat it around the world”
    PS: after that recent Barry vs Jamie battle, both should’ve lost the meringue badge :]

  4. Smidge

    Hehe, getting harangued over meringue.

    For real, though, some of the “fan” reactions to the badges have been dehumanizing and unacceptable. It’s a group of bros cooking for fun on the interwebs, not brain surgery… but some people need to be *seen* having a hissy fit to feel validated.

    • Smidge

      (And re: the Chicago Game Changers… after seeing the episode in question, that particular moment got me so gut-lurchingly uncomfortable that I simply can’t watch it again. I’m the Fun Police, sure, but it really ruffled my feathers. It’s the only episode I can’t rewatch.)

  5. Cheez

    More controversial with the meringue one is that Jamie has now been shown staring into a camera going “I don’t know what I’m doing” while making a meringue, while Barry, even though his didn’t work right, absolutely knew the process and what he needed to do. I guess it does somewhat rely on Ben being in the right place at the right time to see it as it’s happening though and Jamie was mouthing silently at the camera.

    Your spice blends vid has been a real game changer for me. I’ve started using Dukkah and Za’atar in all sorts of dishes (and salads!) and they’re delicious, Ras el hanout is another delicious one. They have a new permanent place in my spice cupboard!

  6. danielahitstheroad

    I wasn’t aware of it (growing up in a different country and slightly earlier), but the hedgehog analogy is so spot on! Look at both sides before you take action. In general your community is a dream; but some … well, you’ve read some of the vitriol some spew. It’s like people can’t stand others having different opinions or coming to different conclusions. I won’t go as far to say that every opinion is equally valid because some are just factually wrong. But after presenting you with the facts I’ll then have to endure that maybe you’ll insist on being wrong and let it go.
    And/or check my own position to confirm or change.
    But lately there has been a lot of tug-of-war going on; if you don’t succumb to my pressure and see things my way, I’ll hate you/unsubscribe/insert immature reaction of choice.
    I love that you guys listen to the community, but don’t budge to every whim.

    • danielahitstheroad

      Oh, and TikTok is not my platform of choice so I can’t give you a definite answer, but what I’ve seen by proxy is some really old stuff jushed up for a new audience. Which, if it does the trick, is fine by me.
      I’ll just sit here on occasion and think ‘Aaawwww….bless your heart’. 😅

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