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Andrew Rea, perhaps better known as "Babish" from the CZstate channel "Babish Culinary Universe," answers the internet's burning questions about cooking. Why do they always use kosher salt in cooking videos? What do you season rib eye with? Are bay leaves a hoax? What's the hardest fruit to cut? Andrew answers all these questions and much more.

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Babish Answers Cooking Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED


  1. Javier owo

    Javier owo

    Před 16 minutami

    4:13 FINALLY I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE ON THIS, babish baby you know whats up Thats how I love my scrambled eggs

  2. Chad Davis

    Chad Davis

    Před hodinou

    So with the hardest fruits to cut, would a jackfruit be harder to cut than a mango?

  3. KARMA


    Před 5 hodinami

    Yall dont eat the shrimp tail? 🗿

  4. Matthew D.

    Matthew D.

    Před 10 hodinami

    When I wear contact lenses I'm immune to onion tears.

  5. yuval hirsch

    yuval hirsch

    Před 12 hodinami

    it really helped me to set a fan to blow over the cutting board when cutting onions, dissipates all of the fumes away

  6. Scott Jupin

    Scott Jupin

    Před 19 hodinami

    He really gonna ask that 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  7. marooen


    Před 21 hodinou

    Tearless onion cutting: Use a wooden surface. Dampen/moist the surface. Dont cut through the root/stem of the onion. Cry instead because you're alone.

  8. Mishmasher


    Před dnem

    If Babish ever was a teacher and yelled for attention, I bet everyone would listen lol

  9. Michael Scalese

    Michael Scalese

    Před dnem

    BLTs may not be the very best, but its a reliable, easy, fantastic sammy, frothing at the mouth thinking about oh god im fat

  10. Spiffco Bot

    Spiffco Bot

    Před dnem

    The censoring spoils this

  11. kleea22badgirl


    Před 2 dny

    I cut my onions under the suction chimney… no more crying 🤓

  12. ruthchun92


    Před 2 dny

    He just ate the mango skin??? Is that a thing? People just don't take the skin off their mangos?

    • Karl Glenn

      Karl Glenn

      Před dnem

      i'd spit it out

  13. Ace The Clown

    Ace The Clown

    Před 2 dny

    I have it on good authority that pizza is also fine to eat while having a bath.



    Před 2 dny

    Hardest fruit to cut for me is durian

  15. 00 Bridges

    00 Bridges

    Před 2 dny

    I’ve had decent/mild success cutting onions with a damp paper towel nearby?

  16. Kai


    Před 3 dny

    For me, jackfruit is the hardest to cut

  17. Sam McCormick

    Sam McCormick

    Před 3 dny

    actual cook here; the best way to not cry/cry less when cutting onions is to keep the root on. keeps the majority of that juice inside. also, don't wipe your eyes until you wash your hands

  18. jessica suchy

    jessica suchy

    Před 3 dny

    jackfruit is the HARDEST fruit to mess with!

  19. Peas AreBrown

    Peas AreBrown

    Před 3 dny

    I really think refrigerating & using a sharp knife is really the key. Also Matty Ms cooking series(s) lol r also a must watch! Since doing both I rarely even tear up a lot anymore!

  20. Nils Hinne

    Nils Hinne

    Před 3 dny

    Bayleaves take down the acidity of a dish mostley used with wine

  21. Javier Teo

    Javier Teo

    Před 4 dny Y'all ain't never seen or heard of durian?

  22. Katriina Nevanperä

    Katriina Nevanperä

    Před 4 dny

    Fridge and a sharp knife is definitely the way to go with onions, they never make me cry that way!

  23. Schaden Christopher

    Schaden Christopher

    Před 4 dny

    The itchy screwdriver fortuitously plant because composition culturally pine under a calm pasta. warm, meek periodical

  24. Morgan Bazer

    Morgan Bazer

    Před 4 dny

    “What do bay leaves do?” “I don’t know what these bastards do”

  25. nathaly skywalker

    nathaly skywalker

    Před 5 dny

    brazilians whatching him spitting the bayleave that we put on our beans everyday: 👁️👄👁️

  26. BiG BeAR

    BiG BeAR

    Před 5 dny

    R2D2 would be an amazing cook. Quick, quite, efficient, and always gets it done. Plus he has all those compartments for cooking utensil storage, and he comes with his own heating element. He’s basically a chef on wheels/jets.

  27. BiG BeAR

    BiG BeAR

    Před 5 dny

    The best BLT is a BLTC…Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Cream-Cheese (not too much, just a thin layer). One of the best hangover sandwiches w/ an ice cold Peach Snapple…especially if all that is followed by a long nap.

  28. Victor Araújo

    Victor Araújo

    Před 5 dny

    Who's this guys? He's so funny 😹😭☠

  29. The Farmer

    The Farmer

    Před 5 dny

    In communist Europe eggs are not refrigerated.

  30. As The Name Suggests

    As The Name Suggests

    Před 5 dny

    7:45 Me, thinking of soursoup, durian, jackfruit: No way what are you talking about, mangoes are the easiest fruit to cut!

  31. caffeinedelusions


    Před 6 dny

    Is there a harder fruit to cut than Mango? Durian.

  32. Lembayung Jingga

    Lembayung Jingga

    Před 6 dny

    Andrew Rea I thought his name is Babish,, wow

  33. SCarol


    Před 6 dny

    Bayleaves are not a hoax. Bayleaf rice is a thing (a thing with lots of flavour), and it's great as a side for steak. Also, I have no clue why it's expensive there. Just plant a tree?

  34. John Clark

    John Clark

    Před 6 dny

    Pineapple is way harder to cut than mango.

  35. Ethan Horn

    Ethan Horn

    Před 7 dny

    "You shouldn't be listening to me" Me who has seen literally seen nearly every single one of Babish Cooking videos: "FOR FUCK'S SAKE!? WHAT!?"

  36. JohnnyWishbone85


    Před 7 dny

    I keep my onions in the fridge and my knives super sharp, and I've never had any emotional problems with onions.

  37. SP Gun

    SP Gun

    Před 7 dny

    The thing about bayleaf is that its flavour is released properly @ very high temperature, so i like to actually kinda fry it n add it to dishes

  38. Lane Plummer

    Lane Plummer

    Před 7 dny

    I’d pay any amount of money to eat a dish prepped by this guy. Then have a beer with him after haha.

  39. Dprofessorco


    Před 7 dny

    I think they leave the tails on shrimp because the tails and shell are the city hall of favortown. That said you can deshell before cooking and cook your oil/butter sauce with the shells, remove shells, cook shrimp and pasta in that shell sauce/oil/butter/however you want to do it. Could just make a huge thing of shell butter and then that's just your butter ingredient for a more complex white pasta sauce. You gotta cook with at least the tails if they come de shelled, and that's why restaurants leave them on for flavor, and guess they don't want to take the prep time needed to serve them without the tail, but yes they should.

  40. Sandy of Cthulhu

    Sandy of Cthulhu

    Před 7 dny

    pineapple is the hardest fruit to cut. Prove me wrong.

  41. Trueysmir996


    Před 7 dny

    The smoothness of that product placement though

  42. Whale Dupon

    Whale Dupon

    Před 8 dny

    The beautiful treatment technologically heap because kiss serendipitously wink amid a stale vinyl. unbecoming, nutty sun

  43. I_am _Dusky1

    I_am _Dusky1

    Před 8 dny

    Speaking as someone who’s certified, like he said, it’s rly about where you get them

  44. Neila Dandy

    Neila Dandy

    Před 8 dny

    I here freezing the onion helps. Haven’t tried. Onions don’t just make me cry, my eyes literally burn. It’s very painful. And I don’t need to be cutting them. I still like them in dishes though. Needs to be cut small. I’m not a fan of the texture.

    • Neila Dandy

      Neila Dandy

      Před 8 dny


  45. Uber Laufer

    Uber Laufer

    Před 8 dny

    For onions, don't hold your head directly above them and breathe through your mouth so as to not bring the air around onions closer to your eyes. If you need a knife sharpened and don't have a sharpening tool at the moment, find a ceramic plate and use its unglazed edge on the bottom, ceramic is harder than steel and will sharpen your knife.

  46. Robert Russell

    Robert Russell

    Před 9 dny

    I want someone to talk about me like he talks abt luxardo cherries

  47. AE Udil

    AE Udil

    Před 9 dny

    Lol who the f**k would eat a shrimp along with its tail?? Its gross

  48. Many Hanged Men

    Many Hanged Men

    Před 9 dny

    This isn't babish, this is another stereotypical bald man with bears and glasses combo pretending to be babish

  49. Finnegan Plant-man

    Finnegan Plant-man

    Před 9 dny

    i personally believe obi wan would be a wonderful cook

  50. brandon daugherty

    brandon daugherty

    Před 9 dny

    My question is if you can't eat bay leaves why do they make ground bay leaves

  51. conga rat

    conga rat

    Před 9 dny

    7:37 has he ever heard of a durian or a jackfruit

  52. Sean Teo

    Sean Teo

    Před 9 dny

    He's got the most soothing voice. 👍👍👍

  53. Mondaynities _

    Mondaynities _

    Před 10 dny

    Babish is the Ryan Reynolds of cooking

  54. codya30


    Před 10 dny

    Obi-Wan is the best Star Wars chef. Pretty sure he had an awesome looking stew, and in the prequels he prepared a lovely Anakin roast.

  55. codya30


    Před 10 dny

    Coconuts are pretty hard. To cut.

  56. Daniel Deltaco

    Daniel Deltaco

    Před 10 dny

    Ryan Reynolds foodie twin

  57. Victoria Martinez

    Victoria Martinez

    Před 10 dny

    For most types of mangos, you can just eat the skin

  58. Travis I

    Travis I

    Před 10 dny

    Fridging onions 100% works.

  59. seansuperman


    Před 10 dny

    13:00 Not cutting through the root of the onion helps it to not bleed. Ramsay has a pretty good video on this. Like Babish said though, not all onions are equal

  60. SavaFiend 76

    SavaFiend 76

    Před 10 dny

    I must be broken because cutting onions never ever makes my eyes water and never has.

  61. Andrew Kinakin

    Andrew Kinakin

    Před 11 dny

    I have always heard of you because, the internet, but never have seen you talk or do a video. Apparently I have been missing out because you are awesome! Thank you!

  62. A Pigeon

    A Pigeon

    Před 11 dny

    I mean if you eat the fruit off the seed you will never lose any mango. Hands get messy but its worth it.

  63. cherie


    Před 11 dny

    8:16 did he just eat mango's skin like that--

  64. Zita Thomas

    Zita Thomas

    Před 11 dny

    Onions release gas when they are cut. All you have to do is just *not* hold your head *directly above* the onion you are cutting. Most everyday onion cutting can be accomplished without watery eyes in this way. 😁 Just in addition to what was said.

  65. American Nomads

    American Nomads

    Před 11 dny

    If you want to avoid crying while cutting onions don't cut the root part. That's what makes you cry.

  66. Agoddamnferret


    Před 12 dny

    For the onion thing I've heard these 2: keep your knife ridiculously sharp because it sprays cause you're "crushing it" spraying the juices, or one thing I've tried and had a bit of success is cover the part of the knife that will come into the most contact with the onion (usually somewhere in the middle) with oil, just be really careful to not get it on the handle or where your hand will be on the knife and ostensibly use a paper towel to put the oil on the knife so it doesn't get on either of your hands.

  67. Stefan Smith

    Stefan Smith

    Před 12 dny

    How dare you disrespect the mangi like that? N it's not even ripe!!

  68. Grady Baker

    Grady Baker

    Před 12 dny

    Bro is the Ryan Renolds of Food CZstaters

  69. Steve Luna

    Steve Luna

    Před 12 dny

    The shrimp comment was such a Karen comment LMAO

  70. alta lalo

    alta lalo

    Před 13 dny


  71. Uncle Brad

    Uncle Brad

    Před 13 dny

    Why do I got a feeling that count dooku would be a good cook

  72. Mr & Mrs Gamer

    Mr & Mrs Gamer

    Před 13 dny

    if chewbacca cooked, would he have to wear a full body suit to avoid getting hair in his meals ? XDXD

  73. Jon Hark

    Jon Hark

    Před 14 dny

    Put your onions in ice water and let them chill before cutting, use a sharp knife = no crying.

  74. costanzaman42


    Před 14 dny

    I heard chewing minty gum while chopping onions will prevent crying…never tried it tho. 🤷🏼‍♂️

  75. J


    Před 14 dny

    This guys voice is like butter

  76. ҡѧı


    Před 14 dny

    Hey I love this guy!

  77. ҡѧı


    Před 14 dny

    I didn't cry, my eyes didn't sting or anything when cutting onions. Is it supposed to make you cry?

  78. Joe Mama

    Joe Mama

    Před 14 dny

    It's still pretty weird seeing his voice come out of a human being

  79. joe kim

    joe kim

    Před 15 dny

    I love Babish but he’s sadly objectively wrong about the best sandwich. I will absolutely die on the hill that a pressed tomato, pesto, and mozzarella sandwich is the best.

  80. ryan mendiola

    ryan mendiola

    Před 15 dny

    Bay leaves is for aromatics only. Asian food always have that leaf that looks like random leaf of a tree that accidentally included in the food😆

  81. Henry Wilson

    Henry Wilson

    Před 15 dny

    Cool voice

  82. Mr. GoodGuy

    Mr. GoodGuy

    Před 15 dny

    Didn't know Vsauce also cooks

  83. Berto Andon

    Berto Andon

    Před 15 dny

    Pineapple is definitely worse

  84. Derek Jones

    Derek Jones

    Před 16 dny

    Contact lenses also do a good job of giving you immunity against the dreaded onion.

  85. Courtney Watkins

    Courtney Watkins

    Před 16 dny

    Omg, has anyone done peanut butter on a blt? An ex turned me on to it, his mother always made it that way for him growing up. His mother was always right. And now he’s my ex.😏

  86. Average Idiot

    Average Idiot

    Před 16 dny

    While Chewbacca would be the best cook, it would be full of hair.

  87. DryLapis


    Před 17 dny

    9:53 was i the only one thinking toast?

  88. Parimal Udapurkar

    Parimal Udapurkar

    Před 17 dny

    Just cry when you cut the onions. . . . Like a real man.

  89. BLACKGHOST21100


    Před 17 dny

    Wait you don't need background education in cooking to have a cooking platform???

  90. coolman22


    Před 17 dny

    0:21 kosher salt is what Americans call sea salt. It apparently has more flavor but I always taste salt. Took me years to realize it's just sea salt and not something special

  91. Devany Graham

    Devany Graham

    Před 17 dny

    Ben Solo. He was raised by drinks and maids and Chewy. He could slice a little something something

  92. Aditya Cahyadi Sujanadi

    Aditya Cahyadi Sujanadi

    Před 17 dny

    I would say durian is harder than mango

  93. BagelChips


    Před 18 dny

    1:21 Ah yes I loved that scene in Whiplash

  94. Stan Stray Kids

    Stan Stray Kids

    Před 18 dny

    7:36 jackfruit and durian… I just don’t understand

  95. Zachary DeZeeuw

    Zachary DeZeeuw

    Před 18 dny

    ACTUAL ONION TIP Keep your onions in the fridge, the gas that makes you cry is cold so it sinks down instead of rising up to your eyes, I haven’t cried in years cause of that.

  96. meinelust


    Před 18 dny

    We know there are those who eat their Pizza in the tub. One particular still eats it after it fell into the tub.

  97. AllAroundMan


    Před 18 dny

    Chewie cooks a Porg in The Last Jedi iirc

  98. dilan jagadeesh

    dilan jagadeesh

    Před 18 dny

    To not cry while cooking an onion u just gotta not cut the eye off then the onion doesn’t bleed

  99. brentnahmias44


    Před 18 dny

    I like table salt because it usually is iodized and unless you eat seaweed regularly, you are almost always Iodine deficient otherwise.

  100. KytZu 2

    KytZu 2

    Před 18 dny

    Shrimp tails? Lol i eat them anyways.