With the world increasingly becoming a global village, remaining in touch with friends and loved ones is thankfully now much easier.
One of the most enjoyable and fun ways to have conversations with friends is to use TV video calling, which allows you to see and speak to each other in real time.
If you are looking for a fun way to socialize with friends living in other countries, have you ever considered cooking together via a Zoom call on your TV?
Themed TV video calls have become extremely popular since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and what better way to enjoy one another’s company than to have a delicious (virtual) meal together?
Here is how you can have fun cooking with your friends, no matter where they are located in the world!
Set up your kitchen and video calling screen
First things first, set up your kitchen and remove any obstructions so that your friends can clearly see you from the TV and see what you are doing. Lighting is important so make sure that your kitchen is well-lit.
For some people, cooking to some of their favorite tunes may be an everyday thing. But we do suggest holding off on this, or turning the music down during your call as this could interfere with the sound quality of the video call.
Decide on a great recipe
Deciding on a great recipe is part of the fun. Making a region-specific dish is a fun way of learning more about the culture where your friend is living. For instance, if you are currently living in Italy, why not make a genuine Italian pasta dish and give your friends a taste of what you’re experiencing?
Remember not to make it too complicated or something containing ingredients that your friends will have trouble sourcing where they are located.
Consider dressing up or having a theme to shake things up
To add an element of creativity to your virtual culinary call, everyone could dress up formally or dress according to a certain theme (eg. regional attire or the sports team that you all support).
Have fun preparing your dish
To maximize the quality time spent together, you might want to prepare the ingredients beforehand. For instance, do all the chopping of herbs and vegetable cutting before the TV video call so that you have plenty of time to chat and catch up.
When it’s time to make the recipe, you can help each other get it right and laugh at the different ways in which you do things!
Once the dish is simmering away or in the oven, you can sit back with a glass of your favorite wine and catch up with your friends.
When your meal is finally ready, everyone can enjoy the experience of eating virtually together- it will be almost as if you are all in the same room and you won’t be able to wait until the next virtual cooking date!
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