If all these videos are just foods such as raw chicken breast and vegetables moving around and cutting themselves up through the use of stop-motion, why exactly would someone find this usually mundane act so weird? Could it be because there’s a lack of the usual human element? One Twitter user declared it the “creepiest cooking vid [they’ve] ever seen,” and compared it to the works of David Lynch, notably the director’s quinoa cooking video. Other viewers seemed disgusted by the idea of seeing raw chicken touch other food.
“Time for bed. Absolutely horrifying,” wrote one user. Another person quipped, “The chicken breast was so helpful, and they just went ahead and slaughtered it.” Despite some jarred reactions, many seemed impressed by the video from a technical standpoint. Some even compared it to previous works that combined stop-motion and cooking, such as PES’s Submarine Sandwich on YouTube, which details the creation of a sub made from whimsical and unconventional items. Others saw it as a creative and clever take on cooking.
Other strange entries of online cooking include the overly-deadpan reactions of chefs to cooking videos to a web series that involves “cooking with your mouth.” Hey, no one said that the Internet wouldn’t make cooking weird, right?