From the people behind Tastemade and Tastemade Japan (my personal favorite) comes another video series of hands-moving-headachingly-quickly-over-food: Cookie the News.
Right off the bat, I like the creative verb usage: "to cookie" must mean to turn something into a cookie, to cookie-ify it. In this case, it's news blurbs. Not the hard-hitting stuff—the investigation into Trump's casinos, Zika virus, and the ongoing war in Syria have yet to be cookie'd—but topics that fall under the umbrella of pop culture.
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No one can claim that this is a very efficient way to take in news—in the time it takes to watch a news cookie, you could skim an entire email newsletter—or that it's going to tell you any information that Twitter can't.
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But no one's watching these videos for news content (which is why their tagline "Don't Read It, Eat It" kind of irks me): We're watching for the mesmerizing skill of cookie designer Amber (her website is SweetAmbs), who can draw on cookies what I would never be able to draw on a piece of paper.
You can find Cookie the News on Instagram and YouTube. Just promise it won't be your only news source, okay?