'Tiny Kitchen' Chefs Make Real Food in Mini Sizes

The popular online cooking show features chefs who re-create dishes that could fit on a fingertip.
2:09 | 01/03/17

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You know, they say the secret to weight loss is portion control. But this might be going a little overboard. The next big thing in gastronomy might actually be small. Really small. This is tiny kitchen, a wildly popular online taste-made cooking show where chefs recreate culinary classics in portions small enough to fit on a fingertip. Mini Mac and cheese, petite pancakes, even itsy-bitsy bananas foster. Here's our pots and pans. Every tiny little cooking thing you can imagine. Reporter: Jay Holzer, the series head of production, says the idea for the dainty dishes came from colleagues in Japan, where the concept of kawaii, roughly translated to cute tiny thing, has turned similar segments into smash hits. They had shown us these videos of people making tiny food, tiny little clay things that look like food, and we were fascinated by it, and one day one of those guys sent us a package that contained a tiny pot, tiny pan, tiny knives, tiny forks, and then at the end of a shoot we just decided to break it out. Somebody made a tiny hamburger. And now the series has been viewed a couple of hundred million times. Fittingly, the show shoots on a dollhouse-size set. We have three cameras that kind of all huddle around this little stage filming our food stylist. The stove heated by a tealight. Little mini cheese grater works. All the cups, all the pots and pans, everything is a real working piece of propping. Reporter: Keeping that authenticity is one of the biggest challenges that come with cooking tiny. Sourcing the ingredients. If we're using a pepper it has to look like an actual tiny pepper. We'll peel layers back until the onion looks the right size to fit in the scale of the world. Reporter: But jay says the mesmerizing product is worth all the tediousness. There's a fascination with seeing a recipe made in such a ridiculous fashion. Reporter: The next step for the series, thinking outside the kitchen. One of their latest episodes features a meal cooked on a miniature grill.

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