Over the past few years as I’ve broadened my culinary skills, watching videos that explain cooking techniques or entire recipes has helped immensely. Just recently, I told you about my first attempt at cooking shrimp and how I searched for a video on YouTube to help me learn how to clean it.

For me, being able to see someone do something gives me much more confidence that I’m doing it correctly than just reading instructions in a book. If I can’t find a video, it certainly isn’t going to stop me from trying something new. But, if I can find a video, I’m grateful.

I came across a video website today that has been around for a few years, but I was unaware of it. It’s called I’m Cooked, and it’s a video website for recipe sharing. What’s great about the site is that you don’t need to wade through hundreds and hundreds of videos to find the right cooking video.

The I’m Cooked about us page explains that on the larger video sharing sites, if you search for something like pizza, you have to wade through non-recipe pizza videos (like people eating an entire pizza in two minutes) before you can find the pizza recipe videos. I’ve definitely experienced that when I've searched for cooking help.

Searching for videos is easy on I’m Cooked. You can use the search box to search for something specific, or you can search by channels such as veggies & vegetarian, kids, or soups & stews.

The quality of the videos varies, as it does on any video-sharing website, but there are some well-done videos. I was particularly impressed with this video sponsored by Seeds of Change that demonstrates how to make Organic Ratatouille Stuffed Red Peppers. As soon as the local peppers show up at the farmers market, I’m going to be giving this recipe a try.

Have you been aware of I’m Cooked? What do you think of the site? 

 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.