The Nintendo Switch is apparently very hot right now – so hot it’s in the kitchen. Bon Appétit, the New York-based cooking magazine / website / business YouTube that faced criticism in 2020 after allegations of a toxic and racist environment, has slowly built its site after a ton of their talents Keys left in protest – and part of that apparently includes the expansion into video games. How dare they.
Avalle isn’t wrong – the food in games is usually a means to an end, something that heals you or keeps you surviving a bit longer. “Almost universally,” Avalle says, “it feels like video game developers regard food as food and nothing more, dooming their characters to exist on pixelated meal replacement bars and nutritional shakes.” Even though we’re all game writers, not food writers, it’s hard to disagree.
Writer Nico Avalle mainly covers food, with articles like “The 69 Best Thanksgiving Recipes” (cool) and “What is crab paste, anyway?” but a few days ago they published an article titled “4 Nintendo Switch Games For Food Lovers” – a list that included examples of games that “get it right” when it comes to portraying food. .
Well, for “Cooperative Kitchen Chaos” the recommendation of course is to play one of the bright and stressful Overcooked games:
If it’s more of a farm-to-table thing you’re looking for, look no further than Stardew Valley, says Avalle:
“After about 15 minutes you will find yourself using cooking jargon for convenience: ‘Hot behind! I said as I walked past my friend with a saucepan. “You call that a julienne, you fucking ass?” she said, checking my skills with a knife. How funny! “
“Want to breed goats to produce award-winning goat? You can do it. Do you dream of owning a vineyard by the river? You can do this too. Want to channel Gerald Stratford and get started growing massive pumpkins and other big veggies? You can and absolutely must do it.
Avalle describes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a “forager fantasy” with all of its mushrooms, fruits, and animals waiting to be turned into steak, but notes that BOTW’s greatest skill is to encourage curiosity. by food:
“Where BotW sets itself apart from other adventure games, culinary speaking, is that food is not only an essential tool for survival, but it is also a driver for more exploration. While hunting wild boar in the forest, you may come across a bushel of spicy peppers. Cooked in a dish, these offer Link resistance to frostbite, allowing you to explore the frozen peaks without damage. There you might find an herb with a cooling effect, giving you access to scorching deserts, where another new ingredient might point you in another new direction.
Besides making us incredibly hungry, this article makes us think: if Bon Appétit can write on Nintendo Switch, does that mean we can write about food? We certainly have the qualifications – most of us eat at least three times a day!
Summary of the news:
- Bon Appetit, a restaurant site, posted an article on the Switch game
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