There is so much cooking on YouTube and most of it is not v good. What are the ones where you rly feel like you’ve learned a lot from them.
My two faves are:
Family in northwest China
This lady is incredibly good at making dough of seemingly every single variety. She constantly surprises me with what she does with her ingredients and she explains things very well despite never going into much detail. Her video style is super clear and allows her technique to shine. It’s not some shitty aesthetic thing with lofi hip hop and carefully arranged lighting. She’s cooking in her kitchen like a normal person and there’s the same shitty royalty fres song in the background of like every video and she eats at a table with a surface protector mat thing on it that has mad air bubbles in it. She’s a normal real human. She has also spawned a number of copycats who make very similarly styled videos which are all also p decent.
French cooking academy
This guy shows cooking technique super well, though he often skips the preparation. But he knows exactly how to manipulate his sauces and broths etc and it is super valuable to watch imo. He has a depth of knowledge and really likes to go into detail about how the cooking needs to be done and also what is happening at any given moment and the effect it has on the dish.