The bright side of isolation is it has provided those hunkered down in their homes with ways to discover the artist and artisan within. Hobbies are a great way to stay physically and mentally fit. Many have reframed this time as an opportunity to indulge in nesting and really enjoy the home.

Some are mixing paints to bring a canvas to life while others are staging and styling photoshoots. Working in the kitchen has also helped a lot of people navigate quarantine like a pro. If you’re comfortable wearing that chef’s toque, reach new heights by recreating famous animated dishes.

Since the premiere of its first feature film in 1995, Pixar Studios has redefined the art of animation by merging technological innovation with stories that tug at the heartstrings. Pixar captivated kids and adults alike with movies that depict important life lessons with wonderful visuals that are almost too real to be imagined, thanks to its animators’ attention to detail. These animators are especially brilliant with computer-generated imagery when recreating food for films like Brave and Ratatouille.


Photo from Disney Food Blog

“Cooking with Pixar” Youtube series presents step-by-step tutorials on how to cook dishes featured in Pixar films.

Among its featured recipes is how to make dumplings, inspired by the short film Bao.

You can also learn how to bake a birthday cake with the elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot from the 2020 movie Onward.

Discover the secret behind Andy’s favorite treat from Pizza Planet with Chef Forky.

Have a taste of French cuisine with Disney Family’s tutorial on how to cook ratatouille with poached eggs ala Remy.

Here’s to hoping for a video tutorial on how to make Merida’s Scottish Empire biscuits and the tamales made by Miguel’s abuelita.

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