Welcome to our YouTube Re:View. This week in celebration of Easter, we salivate over hot cross chocolate buns and travel back to the Victorian era to learn about how the Victorians liked their Easter eggs. We also get some lessons from Steven Spielberg about how to deal with our technology obsessions.
Jamie Oliver takes hot cross buns to the next level
Who wants to eat ordinary hot cross buns when you can eat chocolate ones? That’s right. Just in time for Easter, Jamie Oliver shows us how to combine the famous traditional recipe with a pool of chocolate to sink your teeth into.
(View count - 120,169 views)*
Make an Easter Egg the Victorian way
If Jamie Oliver’s approach is too modern for your tastes, why not go old-school and try it the Victorian way? These days you might not think of having an Easter egg as an ‘entremet’ right before dessert but this is how the Victorians did it, so get on board ok?
WARNING: Try not to get any raw egg in your mouth – or risk getting salmonella.
(View count - 117,100 views)*
Steven Spielberg on tech obsessions and the threat of Netflix
Virtual Reality has been all the craze and now Oscar-winning director, Steven Spielberg is bringing it to life through the highly anticipated movie, Real Player One. Speaking in an interview with ITV News Editor, Nina Nannar, he said it’s impossible to come back from our technology obsessions - but we just need one person in our life to keep us grounded.
“We do get lost in escapism. I got lost in television in the 1950s. There is always something to distract us from our responsibilities. This movie is a little bit of a cautionary tale, but it’s more fun than caution,” he said.
(View count - 175,554 views)*
Charlie XCX impersonates Ed Sheeran in ‘Shape of You’
British singer and songwriter Charlie XCX is unrecognisable as singer Ed Sheeran in this video as she dances to his hit single ‘Shape of You’ in a Lip Sync battle. Ed Sheeran now has some new movies to add to his repertoire.
(View count - 436,674 views)*
Britney Spears struts denim outfits in KENZO campaign
Queen of pop Britney Spears was the icon for denim in the ‘90s. Remember when she posed with then boyfriend Justin Timberlake in matching denim outfits? So, it is only fitting that she wears various pieces of denim in a video with KENZO for its La Collection Memento N°2 Campaign.
(View count - 133,301 views)*
Meet Peter McKinnon. Pals with other esteemed YouTuber Casey Neistat (the genius behind ‘DO WHAT YOU CAN’T’), this guy’s content offers a similar kinda vibe and it's educational. Aspiring video-maker? This channel is just the ticket. Join Peter as he marks his first year on YouTube – crammed with travel, adventure, coffee-filled happiness plus photography and cinematography tips along the way.
(*all view count numbers, correct at time of publication)
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