Honey, I shrunk the… stove? Let us introduce you to the wonderful world of tiny cooking. The avid YouTube user probably already discovered this viral trend in 2014, but a recent Kickstarter campaign is bringing the miniature utensils to our real-sized kitchens.
You would be surprised to hear that cooking is the first technology humans ever invented. This invention allowed our ancestors to pre-digest food before eating, which led to bigger brains and basically allowed evolution to do its part by turning them into the modern human beings we are today.
As modern human beings, we do modern things. Watching YouTube videos in our spare time is one of them. Try searching for ‘tiny cooking’ and be amazed by the search results you will get. From tiny tacos to a tiny strawberry shortcake and tiny fried chicken and waffles. It’s a form of art. The trend started in Japan in 2014 due to the cultural dominance of kawaii (all things cute), but nowadays has become widely known and moved from the world of toys and accessories to edible ingredients. Fun fact: in 2015, a report from Tubular Labs indicated that tiny cooking videos contributed up to three percent of the total views in the food category on YouTube.
So, where does one purchase such a tiny kitchen stove? On Kickstarter, naturally. Tastemade (one of the leading tiny kitchen platforms) developed a miniature stove for their tiny cooking fanbase and shared its workability on Instagram, when they baked 42 tiny donuts with the set in just one hour. We cannot wait to see what's next for this viral trend and are sitting on the edge of our seats for the moment tiny in-vitro burgers and tiny lab-grown chickens will be served from the tiny kitchen.