We're in a golden age for cooking tutorials -- search, and you shall find an answer. But not all of the videos you'll come across are created equally. Some recipes are downright bad, sometimes the camerawork is wonky, and sometimes, you'll find a personality who drones on about their "hubby" like it's a food blog from 2006. So you don't have to waste any more minutes on useless videos, we've sorted through the very best, most helpful cooking channels on YouTube. We've excluded channels that aren't currently active, like Chef Steps, though its techniques are solid, or J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, who has recipe-tested the dish he's demonstrating into the ground, or Jeffrey Pang, despite his dad charms. These are the channels you should be referencing if you're in a rut, need guidance on a tough recipe, or just picking up a knife for the first time.