Vancouver, B.C., September 9, 2017
A super tiny sushi the size of a fingertip. A pizza as tiny as a loonie. A thumb-sized cake. Yes, tiny cooking has actually become a hobby and trend on the internet. People are adoring the miniature meals cooked up by an online trend called ‘Tiny Kitchen.’ The online trend started in Japan — no wonder, as the country is known for its obsession with miniature objects, the cultural dominance of "kawaii," and cute obsession. The Tiny Kitchen trend soon spread over to the USA, where the US video creator Tastemade took the viral Japanese Youtube videos by Miniature Space as inspiration for one of most popular online shows evolving around the pint-sized cooking ‘Tiny Kitchen.’ You can find nine seasons including between 5-21 episodes per season full of itsy-bitsy recipes being cooked. Here are a few of the Tiny Kitchen episodes.
What you will see if you watch the channel or type in the word ‘Tiny Kitchen’ is tiny meals being prepared in a dollhouse-sized kitchen and served on petite plates. All the dishes are edible and are made with minuscule utensils and cookware. Down below is a picture of the ‘Tiny Kitchen’ where all the bite-sized meals are cooked on a tea-light powered
The energy to melt butter or boil water all is provided by a small candle and, as the volume of the food is rather small, it sometimes gets too heated so that things can overcook quickly. A burger takes no more than a few seconds on each side — so be aware.
So, how do you start your own little craze of mini cooking?
First step: Is to get out your tiny cookbook and stove.
Second step: Just as in normal-sized cooking, follow the recipe, all you have to do is to scale it down and enjoy it.
Third step: Share your own micro recipes and videos cooking up something creative on our stoves.
Tiny foods — you just gotta taste it!