Cooking with Jack #770: “Sous Vide Cooking – NOMIKU”

This blog is dedicated to spreading the truth about Jack Scalfani, a child abuser and racist who has run up modest celebrity on the internet through his “Cooking with Jack” youtube channel. For a long but by no means exhaustive list of what Jack has done, please see this post.

Originally uploaded: 08 April 2016

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When I originally predicted that Jack would make a complete hash of sous vide cooking, I honestly didn’t mean it. After all, sous vide is possibly the easiest and most consistent cooking technique available to the home cook. Even Jack can’t possibly fuck it up, can he? Oh, kind reader, how naive I was.

Granted, the Nomiku seems to have a number of UX issues it needs to work out. But, I also think they’re certainly not as terrible as Jack is making out. Certainly the idea of an “internet of things” is exhausting and terrible, but to lose one’s temper immediately, well… Jack bends over backwards to praise the Nomiku despite his constant vociferous complaining, presumably because they’ve sent him one for free and he would rather not bite the hand that feeds. Of course Jack can and has eaten garbage given the opportunity so his praise is basically worthless. He always speaks in vague terms, never specifics.

Which leads into my next point, something I’ve harped on before: Jack doesn’t provide anything of genuine substance for his audience. He refuses to do even a moment’s preparation before filming, leading to upsets and tantrums, and fails to go into any detail about what he’s doing and why. Let’s pretend he’s not ten years behind the curve on sous vide: why should we, the audience, care about it? Jack seems befuddled (not even going to the trouble of removing the air completely) but is keen to show off his shiny new toy he was given. Why must you lie to your audience, Jack? Why must you promise things you refuse to deliver? One iota of work would make all the difference in the world to your videos yet time and time again you refuse.

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