Hi, all! We continue our focus on YouTubers again today, and this time around I am happy to present a brave young Canadian woman. Her name is Sam, and she often brings her own brand of intense warmth to chilly Canada as documented in her Delicious Disasters YouTube channel. Please note that for the purposes of this article and as fair warning to her viewers, words such as “warmth” will be synonymous with “Dante’s Inferno.”
To fully appreciate Sam and her channel is to understand our history and its many moments of tragedy. There was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the explosion of the airship Hindenburg, the Great Chicago Fire, and more. Each was nothing less than an epic disaster of blazing fury. Yet, even as the past is filled with moments of flaming destruction, the present features a new, fiery menace. The threat? The cooking of Sam, the would-be kitchen master and frequent customer of kitchen remodelers.
Sam is able to do the impossible. She is able to change a pot of water into a flaming cauldron and make cakes sink like Atlantis beneath the waves. She is often to the culinary arts what a giant sea monster is to Japan. However, unlike a scaly green creature stomping Tokyo flat time and again, Sam brings doom to her kitchen over and over until something wonderful happens–until she gets it right. The nature of Sam’s quest, trying and trying until she nails a recipe, is why her YouTube channel is named Delicious Disasters.
A paramedic by day and the cause of many drained smoke detector batteries by night, the resident of Calgary, Alberta is a huge baseball fan in pursuit of a personal achievement few have managed: to visit every Major League Baseball park in existence. With 23 of the 30 parks already reached, her goal is in sight. Additionally, despite living in the frozen north, Sam is not a fan of Canada’s own Toronto Blue Jays or a northern MLB team. Instead, and perhaps in a display of an unstated preference for places that are as hot as a kitchen fire, she is a fan of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
The heroic, life-saving professional became a culinary cremator in the strangest of ways, by watching stock market videos on a channel named “The Monk Way” during which a YouTube video course on creating a YouTube channel was offered. Releasing her latent desire to be a kitchen arsonist caught red-handed on video, Sam took the course and began pursuing her dream of being a better cook–or at least one whose kitchen isn’t declared a disaster area on a weekly basis. She now tries recipes sent to her from her followers (most of whom must laugh maniacally while twirling pencil-thin mustaches when they click “send”), and she torches–I meant “tries”–recipes from other sources.
Whether you are a foodie, a person looking for recipes, a BuzzFeed Tasty watcher, or someone who enjoys a good laugh at blazing catastrophes, Sam’s channel has what you’re looking for. Sam is especially proud of the effort she made in her Jiggly Japanese Cheesecake video. It’s her attempt at a delicious cake recipe, but it turns into an action-comedy due to her inability to replicate what merely appears to be easy on “How-To” cooking videos. Watch the video. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (tears of joy), you’ll shake your head in absolute disbelief.
All the best,