Ann Reardon (author of How to Cook That) talks about what actually works for her in debunking viral hacks and cooking delicious recipes.
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On her YouTube channel How to Cook That, Ann Reardon has shown viewers how to make desserts like an iPad cake, a giant Kit Kat bar, and even a chocolate book. But she’s also well-known for debunking viral food videos that purport to show amazing life-hacks, and are often just disinformation.
“If your end goal is simply to get the most views so that you get a bonus, then making up stuff that doesn’t actually work is really not an issue,” she says. “If that’s your mindset, then it’s quite a dangerous world, really.”
Today on Follow Friday, Ann talks about the debunking series, her new cookbook Crazy Sweet Creations, and four fascinating people she follows: A chocolate sculptor whose creations look completely real; a former NASA engineer who has turned squirrel mazes and glitterbombs into YouTube stardom; a food photographer who can teach you how to take better photos with just your phone; and a Silicon Valley investor whose podcast unlocks the secrets of business success.
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How to Cook That
Crazy Sweet Creations
Food scientist and host of the award-winning YouTube series How to Cook That, Ann Reardon explores Crazy Sweet Creations. She draws millions of baking fans together each week, eager to learn the secrets of her extravagant cakes, chocolates, and eye-popping desserts. Her warmth and sense of fun in the kitchen shines through on every page as she reveals the science behind recreating your own culinary masterpieces. How to Cook That helps you elevate your culinary creations from home cook meal to influencer status.