In the culinary world, French cooking is traditionally seen as the creme de la creme. It comes as no surprise that one of the biggest names in YouTube food inspiration is a young Parisian named Alex. Armed with a healthy-ish obsession of instant ramen, a passionate love for home cooking and 860K+ YouTube subs, Alex’s fresh spin on cooking instructionals make complex French classics easy to create. In 2018, Alex released a cookbook in September that, like his videos, includes the trash-everything-and-start-overs that make his cooking experience so relatable. Another 70K+ followers enjoy behind-the-scenes footage, able to see Alex’s journey to making the perfect dish.