This new parody cooking account is the best thing on the internet

via Meh
via Meh

Never forget the garnish.

On food it’s just some pretentious green junk that is questionably edible. But it’s otherwise delightful, at least as the highlight of a new parody account on Facebook.

“Meh.” has found the recipe to laughter with its satirical videos of the inescapable how-to cooking videos on everyone’s social media timelines. It’s a breath of fresh air and an amusing commentary on the viral videos that in under a minute, water down complex dishes or make difficult meals appear basic, but either way are never easy to follow while actually cooking.

Homemade Pizza Margherita by Mario Batali #TastyStory

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Posted by Tasty on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Since opening its Facebook account Tuesday, Meh has gained more than 220,000 followers, many of whom are joining in on the hilarity with witty comments.

The key to Meh’s instant success? Creating step-by-step videos of dishes that are actually simple — even painstakingly simple.

For example, one of Meh’s videos is “How to Make Homemade Ice.” It mimics the first-person look of videos from Buzzfeed’s Tasty and also uses sped-up steps, captions, close ups and slow pans.

But never forget the garnish.


How to make homemade ice!

Posted by Garnished on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The target of Meh’s parody jabs is obvious. Its cover photo features cut-out images of food on a green background, with “Meh” printed in a font similar to Tasty’s signature look.

And the name of the account, “Meh,” is funny in its own right. “Meh” — it’s the less-enthusiastic interjection used to describe something that’s not so impressive.

Most of Tasty’s videos get millions of views and thousands of shares. Meh’s response? “Meh.” The new account is dishing out the competition and quickly become the hottest thing in online cooking.

tasty vs meh

Check out the comments people are leaving on Meh’s  Facebook page:

So happy I got to see the video. And to think I've been using the ice maker in my freezer all along when I could have…

Posted by Cathie Calderon Lichtenberger on Friday, April 21, 2017

Great recipes but sometimes I think these food people forget that not everybody can afford fancy kitchen equipment. I…

Posted by Zach Brechtel on Friday, April 21, 2017

I never knew how easy it is to make homemade ice!! Now I can enjoy a 0 calories, fat free, carb free, dairy free, gluten free meal with restaurant quality garnish. Such amazing life hack!! Thank you Meh.

Posted by Linh K Vu on Friday, April 21, 2017

Meh is also on Instagram and YouTube.