9 Instagram Cookalongs To Check Out

9 Instagram Cookalongs To Check Out


From Gordon Ramsay making fish and chips in ten minutes to Jason Atherton tackling a turbot, the nation’s finest chefs are using social media to show at-home cooks how to raise their game. Here are nine of Instagram’s best food-and-drink tutorials…

Best for… Speed

With his daughter behind the (phone) camera, Gordon Ramsay has set himself the challenge of turning out some classic dishes in just ten minutes. Some of them he’s nailing, in some of them he’s getting beaten by the clock, but the upshot is always a quality recipe for a fast-turnaround dinner.

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Best for… Variety

If Ramsay thought ten minutes was tight, Tom Aikens is giving himself – and some of his chef mates – just half that time to deliver a main course. All in support of hospitality charity Only A Pavement Away, check out Launceston Place’s Ben Murphy making a double-quick Asda steak sandwich.
Follow @TomAikens

Best for… Comfort food

The chef-landlord of the UK’s only two Michelin-starred pub is doing what he does best on Instagram right now. Tom Kerridge’s Lockdown Dinners series is a collection of easy-to-follow recipes for the likes of toad in the hole, pork schnitzel, salmon fish cakes with fennel and cauliflower cheese.
Follow @ChefTomKerridge

Best for… Star quality

Kerridge might have two stars for his pub, but Massimo Bottura is one of the very few chefs in the world to hold three in one place. His Osteria Francescana in Modena (also the home of Ferrari, if you ever fancy a trip) is one of the finest restaurants in the world. For lockdown, the maestro is keeping it simple with family-style how-tos for the likes of pasta al pomodoro and tiramisu.
Follow @MassimoBottura

Best for… Your wallet

Miguel Barclay has made his name with a series of budget-beating cookbooks such as One Pound Meals. At a time when he should’ve been opening his own pizzeria in Camden, the Martin Lewis of the kitchen can instead be found running viewers through his repertoire of cheap classics like speedy chorizo Bolognese.
Follow @MiguelBarclay

Best for… Meat

Baby back ribs, sausage casserole, Lancashire hotpot, wagyu beef ramen – Adam Handling is majoring in meat this lockdown. But the chef-owner of Covent Garden’s Frog has got room for dessert too, from bread and butter pudding to birthday cake.
Follow @AdamHandling

Best for… Fish

Pollen Street Social chef-owner Jason Atherton is rightly concerned that lockdown is leaving lots of high-quality fish to go to waste. So he’s made a series of fish-focused tutorials to encourage home cooks to help his high-end suppliers out and take on the likes of turbot, lobster and John Dory.
Follow @_JasonAtherton

Best for… Fast food

The head chef of Nando’s is hosting weekly cookalongs with big-name fans of the high-street chicken chain. Manchester United footballer Jesse Lingard has tried his hand at a wrap, while rapper Aitch has taken on medium wings, peri-peri chips and garlic bread.
Follow @NandosUK

Best for… Drinks

Finally, this one’s not so much a cookalong as a cocktail-along – but you’ll want something elevated to drink alongside your newest culinary masterpiece. The Cocktail Guy is Rich Woods, award-winning and avantgarde bartender, and he can show you how to make his Coffee Whisky Sour or just give you a few hacks to improve your G&T.
Follow @The_CocktailGuy


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