Chefs Vs Normals Taste Testing Pretentious Ingredients | Vol. 2

We raided Barry’s kitchen AGAIN this week and look at all the pointless fancy ingredients that we found! Do these ingredients have a place in your home? Pot of …


  1. Go to an actual Tea farm prior 2 years to get actual fresh tea 2 years later in the spring is what pretentious about tea. I've had those when I was a kid who thought tea is just bitter and for old people. Fell in love with tea after that. So fucking good.

  2. I promise I am not judging, and it may seem counter-intuitive, but if you hold your chopsticks further back (closer to the fat end) you will have a much easier time. You'll get better leverage and more control.

  3. I really wish the drinking chocolate was sold without the gold in it. It would be cheaper & just as delicious without the gold. I don't keep saffron around, but I have cardamom. Maybe I'll put a couple cardamom pods in my next pot of hot chocolate. It's dicey trying to use the powdered cardamom because it's so easy to overdo it. Just like with rose water, you can end up with hot chocolate that tastes like soap.

    I'm still really curious to try it though.

    I want to know what the ingredients are in the umami powder.

  4. Pure umami is basically otherwise known as MSG (not by definition, but the most widely available form of pure umami). Often considered a cheap, mass produced spice on chain foods (whether fairly or not). I'm not seeing how MSG is "pretentious"

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