>I legitimately laughed at Ragusea's responses. What the hell was going on in his head with that one?
He's basically Cooking Spoony. Can't handle criticism or people telling him he's wrong. His defense is no different than a "games journalist" who says they're "just a blogger" when convenient.
Having used most forms of cooktops, induction is nice for portability, especially when you're concerned about fire hazards. But I would never trade my gas line for an all-electric stovetop. Adam should have just said "it's a bit easier to clean and safer around my young kids, so I'll deal with the downsides", but instead he doubled down.
I tolerated him for a long time because he did "spectacle food" videos that weren't totally awful. A lot of meme recipes entail making a giant thing, or some kind of insane hybrid of two foods, or something otherwise unpalatable. He just made things from movies to see how viable they were. Unfortunately, he seems to have run out of ideas. New episodes are often "this is impossible so I'm going to do something else that suits the name" or he deliberately doesn't mimic it because he wants to try something else. He's also started citing where he gets his sub-recipes from, which is fine but it's a little awkward when he's just taking one thing from America's Test Kitchen, another from Kenji, another from Alton Brown, and then just combining them. Just modify them a little. I struggle to think of any recipes I use without modifications. At the very least, I usually combine two recipes and then make further tweaks, even my first time through. Reading recipes is just research unless you make literally zero changes, and it's not like people really own recipes.
It's a shame, because I can think of a few dozen other movie recipes I'd love to know how to make but don't have the time to research. A Babish video would be perfect for them, but instead he'll just make another meme casserole or Krabby Patty that doesn't even attempt to mimic the thing.
And don't get me started on his Binging videos that might as well be a Basics for obscure food.
I put both these faggots on in the background to kill time and remove them from my YouTube queue. Sometimes they cite a study or a recipe that's actually useful. But they've both chronically mismanaged their content. Soygusea can't go three videos without political content. At least Babish doesn't comment on such things. Makes me grateful we have the Townsends, who produce great content regularly and actively refuse to have politics be part of the channel.