Weeknight Meals | Basics with Babish

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Kaisasha : So many plastic bags :( Glad we don't have Blue Apron here EDIT: I live in Finland and we don't have any of these kinds of services here. When I buy stuff, I usually make more than one meal out of what I buy. For example: I buy a head of cabbage and might make coleslaw one day, then use the rest of it in stir fry the next day. I don't throw out what I have left over from a big thing that I buy after making one meal. That would be insane. You can also freeze stuff, if you have a freezer. So I would actually advice people to plan their meals in advance and learn how to use stuff you can buy fresh from the store instead of using stuff like this. And use fabric shopping bags and stuff. It will be a lot cheaper in the long run too, if you are on a budget.

417HOON : Or you can go to the store...

Dareios D. : Seriously, Blue Apron looks like it's delivering more trash than food. So much packaging :(

Golsutangen : Gotta say, can't get behind Blue Apron, just looking at the amount of plastic in there made me uneasy. Gotta get paid, but hopefully there'll come a better sponsor.

lousku : blue apron is an overpriced joke with an insane amount of plastic

NOT ANOTHER COOKING SHOW : Fun fact about spinach. It's nutritional value is maximized when wilted, not when raw or fully cooked.

Action Mac : Jesus, there's more plastic than food in a blue apron box!

Alyssa lang : Babish can you do an episode on beef stew? Its a recipe my folks love for this time of year, but I don't know if I can survive the watery underseasoned hell they call beef stew this year. Save me Babish, youre my only hope

Minji Kang : This seems great and all, but the amount of plastic breaks my heart :(

Emily Weissang : I seriously don't understand services like Blue Apron. I think they serve to make people feel even more mystified about the cooking process, as if it is something that is safer when it is outsourced to an 'expert'. Are people so afraid of fucking up their dinner that they have to be led with baby steps through the process of sourcing ingredients and cooking? Just experiment with a bit of trial and error, and use the internet to do a bit of research. Cooking for yourself and your family is about as low-stakes as it can get: just have some fun with it! Who cares if you make something inedible one day -- you might end up making something amazing the next.

Gabriel Rangel : One pot meal uses three pots.

nohbody987 : Please do not partner with blue apron. They are really expensive and cause lots of waste. People should learn how to buy and prepare their own food instead.

marissa valero : But what i want to know is what does he eat on a normal day/when he isn’t filming

Azael Reante : "One pot meal" means you cook the whole meal in one pot. It doesn't mean you use multiple pots and then just add it all back to one pot at the end.

Susan Messenger : Why is everything in plastic ? There are alternatives for food safety issues, A real pity the packaging makes this a hard decision to buy from blue apron.

Slorviga Slarven : blue apron is not a "great choice" you can literally look up the recipes online and buy the ingredients yourself for less money and its much better for the enviroment

J Shook : Blue Apron sucks. Love you babish, but all that packaging is astonishingly sad. Plus, the meal you prepared from them looks very oily with the pesto, not to mention it had no protein! This ain't it chief..

StarDelta-9 : So many plastic bags

David Li : Chill out with the blue apron comments, he's gotta make money somehow and cooking/production isn't cheap

Rebecca Elder : :( Even my kids were like "Wow, so much plastic." And those zucchini seeds looked very "mature" lol. I don't mind an ad in your videos, but I was really disappointed that half of this video was you making a pre-way-over-packaged meal from an over priced meal service.

Not Just Tube : Blue Apron is for technologically competent baby boomers who don't give a shit about the environment, but are also too lazy to go and research recipes and buy fresh ingredients. Babish, I love the shit out of this channel, but please. Blue Apron is not the right sponsor here.

Red Fern : The amount of plastic coming out of that box was terrible. Please don't work with them again, Babish.

dear-allie : There's just so much packaging for just one simple meal.

Noah Redka : More plastic than a Japanese vending machine in those blue apron boxes

Billy Bob1097 : Basic with banish can you make a food from dragon ball z

Nikenik2001 : Today's sponsor is a box of non recyclable plastic. And a little bit of food....

Francoberry : waaaaay too much plastic

Irma : If im watching you cooking channel i want your creativity. You are not teaching us anything. You follow a blue apron recipe. I can do that... just stay yourself man.

Túrin Turambar : And blue apron seems to be a great option for anyone that tries to maximise his amount of plastic waste as well

Arisemardan : The amount of plastic for a single meal is insane to me. I live in Vietnam where we're are the kings of single use plastics but I think almost any Viet would be disgusted at this.

eM Pee : The amount of plastic Babish pulled out of a box was astonishing! Never, ever support a company that claims to be healthy and to make your life easier while giving 0 shits about environment!

Tom Norton : Saw the appalling amount of plastic and felt compelled to comment. Heartened that so many people beat me to it! Such a horrible waste - I hope that Babish reconsiders working w/ Blue Apron.

Michael Berthelsen : You're right, we know EXACTLY what that is in the bottom of the pan, and we're very fond of it.😉

YellowMohamad1234567 : As a college student my weeknight meal is sleep

Rob C : I can't believe I watched a 7+ minutes commercial for blue apron...

HectorLigoni : Does anyone else hate the idea of Blue Apron? I can absolutely understand it's merits if you're housebound, a full time carer, and some other issues that require permanent home stay. But, it just seems like the most ridiculous addition of plastic and other waste. And you're just given whatever vegetables they find rather than choosing your own. I just don't get it

John G : Sorry, if I order such a service I will already be dead.

temperingtantrum : I signed up for Blue Apron about 5 years ago because I was trying to learn how to cook different stuff, and this seemed like a good way to get everything to do that. And it might have been, if every recipe but one that I received didn't require at least one piece of specialty cookware, none of which I had. Also, while you get to pick your recipes, at that point they never said what would be required to make that recipe, so I couldn't pick the ones I knew I was able to cook. Give them a look, maybe they've changed, just be advised. Sorry Babish...

mwmwmwmwmmdw : "weeknight meals" just begin them on saturday

screeeeeching unlimited : Have already used blue apron. It's crap , at least imo

Nikki Riley : I can't believe you'd talk about the bend/snap method without making a Legally Blonde joke :/

Xan Kriegor : The best porn channel ever

Doeo : all that plastic wtf

TM777 : Do the Every Pizza Place Salad from Family Guy.

Mikael Åkerfeldt : Blue apron exchanges convenience with pollution and waste

Matthew Aumann : SO MUCH PLASTIC???

Kate Dodson : Cup ramen is faster than pizza

Ashlynn Anderson : Sorry to jump on the same train as everyone else here and I know sponsorships are good for your income and all and I respect that, but if anything I'm sad that this is a part of the "Basics With Babish" series While you did some teaching, I'd have honestly preferred you didn't associate it with the series because this video, in the end, wasn't about teaching viewers how to become better cooks, it was a transparent advertisement for a service and definitely dilutes the whole point of Basics With Babish imo

Freyr Guðjónsson : Just to make sure the message gets delivered, here's another direct comment about the stupidity of all that plastic packaging. I'm sure my single subscription doesn't matter much, but more Blue Apron sponsorship and meh, screw your videos.

Skinny Walrus : You said cast iron would be fine for cooking the chicken, but is it safe to deglaze with bourbon in cast iron?