Amy Cao Makes Cooking Accessible to Everyone
— May 12, 2013
Amy Cao, creator and host of the YouTube show “Stupidly Simple Snacks” and creator of website Amy Blogs Chow, loves food, and she wants you to love it, too, no matter your knowledge or ability. Her “Stupidly Simple Snacks” videos guide viewers through creating a basic snack, such as deviled eggs or banana pudding, and each episode garners millions of views. Her Tumblr page, where she shares everything from restaurant reviews and music to pictures of her pets, has over 150,000 followers.
Despite this foodie fame, Cao wants to make one thing clear: she can’t cook. But she also wants to show her viewers and followers that it’s possible to love food without being a good cook, and that even basic recipes can produce nourishing food. Cao, who also works as a freelance social media and marketing consultant, believes everything about food — the ingredients, the people who make and serve it, the stories behind it, and whom we consume it with — are not only important to our relationship with it, but also that enjoying food doesn’t have to
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