Cauliflower Hater Vs. Chef

(laughing) – Get it away from me. – [Host] We find the
world’s pickiest eaters, transform the foods they hate
with three incredible dishes, then teach them how to make it. – That smells so good. – This is the Picky Eater Challenge. What’s up, y’all? I’m Chef Yadi AKA happyhealthylatina
AKA the people’s chef, and today we have a super
special victim named John who got set up by his girlfriend, Tam. You know sometimes when
you’re living with your boo, you find out certain things
they just will not eat? We found out that John
hates him some cauliflower. – I can’t stand cauliflower. What’s that that wrestlers
get, cauliflower ear? And you eatin’ cauliflower after the name of a cauliflower
ear. That’s disgusting. Why the (bleep) would
you eat some (bleep) … I mean, some stuff like that, I’m sorry. – I love cauliflower, but people have really
strong opinions about it. Cauliflower can be anything
that you need it to be. I think, like Bob Ross, it’s a cute little
canvas you can work with because it’s bland, y’all. So we gotta bring the flavor to it. Let’s do it. The set up is John and Tam are gonna be led in by our producers, come to set thinking they’re
gonna have a regular meal. The goal here is to get John to do a 180 when it comes to cauliflower and actually cook it for himself. (buzzer)
– I don’t like… – Hello! Oh, hey, John! Come on down! Time to play with Chef Yadi! He seems so terrified,
it was like (screeching) – Oh my God, look at the (mumbling). – Feel like she’s always
playing tricks on me, man. (laughing) – Welcome, John and Tam. What do you think about
your digs, your new digs? – I wanna burn it down. – I definitely have a big
challenge ahead of me. I thought he was gonna run off camera, but come on back, John, because
we’re about to reel you in with some cauli-surprises. – This is my intervention. – Tam and I are here to be
the wind beneath your wings, your cauli-wings, okay? (snaps) Garcon Garrick. The first thing I need to do is see how much John
actually hates cauliflower. – Come on, brother. Brother, brother, come on, brother. (groaning)
(laughing) – We got you a nice raw
piece of cauliflower. Is there any part of this
that makes you wanna cut it, take a little bite?
– No, nope. Look at how you’re just breaking it off. – So, I see the look of it
is something you don’t like. – I’ve seen it kind of crumble too. – So, texture, taste (snaps). We’re moving through some different culinary
techniques right now. So, this one is roasted. You’re seeing a little bit
of a different texture. – If you eat just the
burnt part, it’ll be okay. – Nope. – [Yadi] How does this one look to you? – It don’t look good, it
don’t look appetizing. – [Tam] It’s pickled. – [Yadi] What if we all went
for a little baby piece? – [John] All right.
– [Tam] Okay. – What the hell is that? – This one is blended cauliflower. – Hell no. – And we still haven’t gotten one that you would want to try. Let’s talk about what
you guys do like to eat. – Vietnamese food, Chinese food. – I love swine, I love pig. – So you like salty, you like savory, you like strong flavors.
– Mm-hm. – He likes his fast food, American food. I think he needs some help
exploring the other food groups. – It’s just unhealthy. I’m trying to eat healthier, that’s why. – You’re trying to get better as a couple. – Yes, ma’am.
– So now I’m about to give it the people’s chef, Chef Yadi spin, and we’re about to take
you to flavor town. – Okay. See y’all in a few. Your boy John is here to
give Chef Yadi a struggle. He does not like the texture,
the smell, the taste, basically everything
about the cauliflower. I need to grow a new vegetable. So I’m about to give John
three different dishes in three different ways. I need to bring everything
I have to this challenge. For the mashed potatoes, I’m hoping to take John straight back into his childhood classics. He said he loves and he misses American food and comfort food. We’re gonna deconstruct the cauliflower. I’m going to need to break it down, so I’m gonna bring it
into a food processor, take that liquid out, and then I’m going to need to emulsify it and not let it get too gummy and to still maintain the
integrity of the mashed potatoes. Yes, mash has a lot of morals. So we want it not to be a
soup, not to be a puree, we want it to be a mash. Those are three different culinary terms. We’re showing cauliflower
can be good old comfort food. What are you smelling,
what are you seeing? – It’s… I see mashed potatoes and grits. – Okay.
– With butter floating around just sitting in there. All right, let me see. – How does it taste? – It’s not bad. It definitely looks and smells and lot better than it tastes. I think it’s just the cauliflower, man. – It had the look. Once
you eat a little bit of it, you can tell that it’s not potatoes. Okay, okay, but you tasted a little more than you’ve ever tasted. – [Tam] I’m gonna taste it.
– Oh, please. – Oh, it’s good! – [Yadi] If I’m gonna get
John to cook with cauliflower, I’m gonna need to really wow him on the next two dishes. Can we have a palette cleanser? – What is this? – Blueberries, strawberries, honey. – Really? – ‘Cause this is not the only
thing that we’re gonna taste. – What? – Ohhh! Sushi rice is its own style of rice. It’s a short-grain, sticky rice, and we’re working with basically
a waterlogged vegetable. I’m gonna have to squeeze
out all that extra liquid and then I’m gonna have to reincorporate the vinegary, sweet flavor that sushi rice traditionally has. So I’m gonna be making
its own little marinade, and then you’ve got your
crispiness from that taco, and it’s gonna be all wrapped in there like a yummy little baby. But I can’t overcook it or else it won’t hold its structure. You’ve got nicely seasoned fish that is gonna have a little
bit of spice and kick to it. I really want him to see the sushi rice and the whiteness of it, really feel the flavor as he bites into it that it tastes like sushi. – [John] Oh, my God!- – That looks so good. – [Yadi] And I gave it the
same treatment as sushi rice. – Oh, this don’t, this don’t even — where’s the cauliflower? – For this one, you put your hands out. – Ew, somebody get him a napkin! – God (bleep), that’s good. – Did you taste the cauliflower at all? – All I tasted was
delicious deliciousness. – I’m finally starting to see John allow himself to think
past the cauliflower. Did Chef Yadi do it for this one? – I’m a sucker for sushi, man. – Cauli-gang, cauli-gang, cauli-gang! – Naw, we ain’t gonna
say cauli-gang, but … – Arancini is kinda complex. My challenge is really can I
make this cauliflower stick but not mushy, ’cause
a lot of people think cauliflower is mushy when you rice it? Can I get that sear on it by bringing it into the
oven or by frying it? When he has the arancini ball, he’s about to get blown back
into another galaxy of flavor, because he is going to
experience creaminess, cheesiness, smokiness, crunchiness. He’s not even gonna have time to register where’s the cauliflower. It’s everywhere. I’m not just putting this cauliflower in the pressure cooker, I’m putting myself in the pressure cooker, ’cause these balls need to work. If they fall apart in
my hands, I will cry. I don’t wanna drop the ball, my people! I present to you arancini balls. Have you heard about arancini before? – Not until now. – [Yadi] Let’s try it out! – How do you like it? – You don’t get to try it this time. Mm. Go ahead. Psyche. – Stop doing that! I
really wanna taste it. – Where do you think the cauliflower is? – I think it’s in the trash, ’cause this ain’t cauliflower. – It’s the entire ball. – Naaaw…
– It’s only coated in panko. The entire thing is cauliflower. – Seriously?
– That’s amazing. – Oh, man. – Is it possible to say that you like what
you’ve experienced today? – I don’t like cauliflower. But I like Chef Yadi’s cauliflower. – Wow! This all comes with the grand prize of you get to cook it! Oh! – I gotta cook for real? – You’re gonna learn to cook this dish, and you’re gonna get in
the kitchen with Chef Yadi. I’mma be there as a coach, but that’s gonna be all you, boo. One final cheers. Cauliflower shooters. – Told you! I knew it! – He’s washing down
cauliflower with cauliflower. – You lying. – Sorry, I had to do it to you! – This tastes like applesauce, man! – The taste-testing
couldn’t have gone better, but for me, I’m looking to really impart a skill on John and Tam that they can do it for themselves. – I just don’t think that’s gonna happen. The way she presented it was with so many different types of flavors and putting her own little spin on it. – I want John to feel confident, not just in being able to make it, but I want him to be
amped about cauliflower and telling people, you don’t even know what cauli can be! Okay, John. So the first
thing we’re gonna do is we’re gonna create some
flavor by roasting some garlic. We’re about to make it
rain some oil on here. Okay, John, it’s your
nemesis-slash-BFF, cauliflower. We are gonna make this
into rice right here. Ooh, you’re touching
the cauliflower, John! Brave man over here.
– Just get it over with. – That’s about the
consistency we’re looking for. – Now the smell’s getting to me. – It has a lot of water inside of it. Wrap it up like a cute little baby. Squeeze! – [John] I can taste the smell. (laughing) – That is what you didn’t
like about cauliflower. So what we’re gonna do now
is release the cauliflower. We’re about to make us
some shiitake bacon. Just gonna go butter, mushrooms, liquid smoke, soy sauce, sea salt. Look at that beautiful
crisp and sear on them. So we’re gonna get these
mushrooms in the pan. – Team work make the dream work. – We’re gonna put in some peas. Now we’re gonna find some cheese, and you’re gonna incorporate all that by giving it a nice mix. Oh, yeah. We’re just gonna make our risotto. We’re going to put some butter in the pan, white wine, some garlic. All that nasty water we
took out of our cauliflower? We’re gonna put this flavor back in there. – [John] Okay, all right. – [Yadi] Just get some regular
marinara, mix it all up. Now let’s go ahead and
let’s put some cheese on it. That’s our Parmesan. Now we wanna go in with our mozzarella. Smells so good! Let’s finish it with a little bit of salt. – Gosh, that is amazing. – So let’s mix our cauliflower rice and our mushroom-and-pea mix. That is the inside of our arancini balls. – Can you believe it’s cauliflower? – I’m looking at it like cauliflower don’t even exist in this dish. – [Yadi] We’re gonna put
some smoked sweet paprika right into our Italian breadcrumbs. Take a nice, big old scoop in there. Perfect! Tam’s gonna hook us up with some egg wash, and then we’re gonna get it
all up in our breadcrumbs. Remember how you thought
they were fried earlier? – Yes, yes, I did. – They’re actually baked,
you’re finding out. – Sorcery, man. – [Yadi] Then we’re gonna
layer it with some pesto with a little bit of Parmesan
cheese, shiitake bacon, and then you’re gonna
zest it with some lemon. – [Yadi!] Oooh!
– [Tam] Wow, that looks good. – It tastes almost like yours.
– Almost? What do you mean? – I think it’s right on point. You got the crispiness, the crunchiness. – Honestly, this probably might be the only way she can ever
get me to eat cauliflower. – I think you did really, really well, and I’m very proud of you.
– I will cheers to that! Thank you for being game to try something you were totally afraid of. – Thank you for showing me a better way and a different path, ’cause I would literally
walk out of here today with the same stigma that
cauliflower is disgusting. – Can I be so bold as to say that today’s picky eater intervention actually worked?
– You have to say it worked. – It worked, it worked. – I guess a little Yadi dance. – You do a dance? Do
the dance, do the dance. – The champ is still here undefeated! Every vegetable you send my way, I slay! I don’t think there’s one
that can take me down. Chef Yadi’s out! (triumphant music)

100 comments on “Cauliflower Hater Vs. Chef”

  1. Amanda Zou says:

    Mom is trying to get me to eat my vegetables again

  2. Ella Watson says:

    I could smell this video 🤣

  3. Jonathan Jonathan says:


  4. serenity meggett says:

    Cauliflower tasty like broccoli

  5. haruto watanababe says:

    the chef is so overreacting 🙄

  6. Mr.Electro says:

    1:33 that’s what she said

  7. Asian M4N says:

    I’m gonna say the N word

    Nutella noodle soup

  8. Zoey Zoey-Zoey says:

    Dude is low level picky. Me I’ve personally learned to like zucchini & squash, tolerate corn and maybe in the right dish I could eat mushrooms. But I will never eat meat. Especially red meat or even worse, pork. I immediately gag. I maybe ate meat in preschool by accident (my fam raised me veg) and maybe I would have been like my brother who enjoys meat occasionally, but I was traumatized by meat based harassment at a young age and there’s just no way I’ll ever willingly put pork or red meat in my mouth. I don’t like chicken either but I’ve got a little in my mouth before and it didn’t make me puke but I couldn’t bite into a juicy piece of chicken without puking either. I also hate tofu and texturized soy protein bc it feels like meat in my mouth.

  9. mr. ethan1021 says:

    Chef can u pls cook me brokoli and onion that I suoer hate id rather die than eating it and pls cook super good salsd

  10. GamingWolf says:

    Is it just me, or is roasted cauliflower so delicious?

  11. Meow Now says:

    Does he like broccoli tho.. Cuz its the same

  12. Carolene Richards says:

    Would have been nicer if he ate it n liked it n then found out it was cauliflower

  13. itsO Pepsii says:

    Pussy gang
    Pussy gang
    Pussy gang

    Nah I ain't gonna say pussy gang

  14. xg nice says:

    I hate brokli i hated

  15. Ghost jay says:

    0:01 that sound tho XD

  16. shadow2.O shma says:

    Tam is a veitnamese name btw

  17. Aamanee Razzique says:

    I want more of these individual ppl vids u get me?

  18. azaria Frazier says:

    I hate tomatoes no o e has made me like them

  19. ARMY FOREVER says:

    Lol i called it popcorn b4

  20. Random Fan says:

    Arent you the guy from netflix who disappeared???

  21. PriusRaj says:

    I don't like cauliflower, but Buffalo Cauliflower bites are pretty damn good, when done right.

  22. gee perk says:

    She said " i heard of balls"

  23. Nanthan Sivapragas says:

    Cauliflower is bae

  24. xXZacramentoXx says:

    That looks yummy !!!

  25. Kalayaporn Naksavasdi says:

    more of these plssss

  26. tek singh says:

    so cringe

  27. Soundarya Baswaraj says:

    Michelle Wolf's sister😂

  28. Aye yo its ya boi says:

    Isnt that the guy from the netflix magic thingy?

  29. youssef abdellatif says:

    we want more of that 😂

  30. Lily says:

    He's an actor

  31. Jon Mantooth says:

    never would I ever eat Cauliflower This challenge is cruel I would break up with her on the spot.

  32. Asia Campayne McAllister says:

    why he look like he was tryna tase sum other than american food💦💦

  33. Kc Rodrigo says:

    I think his girlfriend is getting kinda "J" HAHAHAH

  34. OBS Olayan says:

    If you see, you can't unsee…

    The cauliflower hater is the guy from the Netflix show, he's the one who got tricked into thinking that he's invisible.

  35. Isabella Puff says:

    Wtf is liquid smoke

  36. ahmad nicolae says:

    3:02 i said hell no at the same time as he did. who would like that?

  37. Ashley Ortiz says:


  38. Purple Rose says:

    i can say this, for a FACT, you'll never get me to eat mushrooms, and that's a solid promise.

  39. Izuku Midoriya says:

    i wanna be on this but i cant think of a food i hate

  40. Dana Dana says:

    she use too many big words

  41. Dana Dana says:

    yeah that girl know what she doing

  42. Delilah LOLPOP says:

    I am Vietnamese!

  43. Faustina DT says:

    I hate onions

  44. Ariana Pulido says:

    "Today we have a special victim"

  45. Minjun Mayong says:

    My parents should force my boyfriend and I to eat mushrooms on this show

  46. Barbara Danley says:

    I like cauliflower. I would never go to these extremes to get someone else to eat it. Stupid. Cook it for yourself and cook them a veg they like.

  47. Ariel Marcasote says:

    "I don't like cauliflower. But I love chef's yadi cauliflower" say what? 7:42

  48. allisonilene says:

    I like this show

  49. Bidya Rai says:

    I mean who can memorize all that

  50. Haime :D says:

    What happened to these series ???

  51. avatar says:

    we have picked the worlds pickeist eaters in the world

    me : hold my chicken fry

  52. Hungry People says:

    I love to cook it in curry !

  53. Salma Hernández says:

    should i pretend to hate avocado just to get chef yadi to cook for me?🤤

  54. Queen Aerova [Elvish Queen] says:

    Can we make this into a tasty series?

  55. Little Monster #1 says:

    They need to make more of these videos

  56. vlc draws says:

    We found the world's pickiest eater
    Me: how didi you find me

  57. sxdly _celeste says:

    U should make this as a series

  58. PupCute says:

    Cauli gang Cauli Gang!

  59. Miss Lizzy says:

    Me with tomatoes

  60. No vids 50k sub attempt says:

    But you just add a bunch of other ingredients to overpower the cauliflower taste

  61. KAUSHIK says:

    He is so handsome

  62. Gpaderna says:

    She is like Cardi B chef version

  63. noob gamers says:

    My friend never eats vegetables

  64. noob gamers says:

    7.00 i dont want to drop the balls

  65. Nicole Chen says:

    Time to hate cauliflower-

  66. ᴡᴀɴɴᴀ ʜᴡɪ says:

    invite me buzzfeed i hate ALL VEGETABLES SAUCES AND CONDIMENTS

  67. Alaina Valentine says:

    This was hilarious!!! I laughed out loud several times.

  68. Blue e says:

    wtf is this show

  69. Lloyd Vicedo says:

    Fake and gay.

  70. Brad Ting says:

    Anchini double balls 😉

  71. Cranberrycheesecake1 says:

    Wouldnt it be better to not even tell him what the meal consists of but to see if he notices it

  72. halfsasquatch says:

    Never had cauliflower before… Always looked weird to me….

  73. Velvet LaFleur says:

    I can't eat boiled eggs because of abuse from my dad so….

  74. Jazlynn Mack says:

    I can't eat smell or see someone eat cheese

  75. chikitanumber1 says:

    I like the chef

  76. Anna Johnson says:

    People who hate cauliflower have never tried it in Indian way.I swear Indians can make any vegetable tastier.🙌

  77. Sophia Gianotti says:


  78. Bide Cui says:

    OMG Yadi is so amazing. Love her!

  79. Bide Cui says:

    Chef Yadi. Tasty's Best.

  80. Nalisha Bun says:

    He isn’t the worst picky eater out there

  81. Clarissa Rangers says:

    She said mashed potatoes

  82. Luis Alberto Rodríguez says:

    3:17 What is US American food anyway? xD

  83. blueburry says:

    I should be on this show

  84. Angela Gwen Magtulis says:

    Wait a minute. Is that the guy that was on the show in Netflix where he was pranked and he thought he was invisible?

  85. K N says:

    This is so wholesome but there ain't no way she could ever change my mind on this, tomatoes, all seafood, pickles, green peppers…

  86. X XxCandyKitty_StudiosxX X says:

    I kinda want a series about guessing restaurant vs homemade foods……

  87. Karl Solvang says:

    big pussy

  88. K-pop Unicorn says:

    I don’t like Cauliflower too- its disgusting- otherwise I’ll eat vegetables

  89. Cristina Everitt says:

    Lady fingers, I really don't like them

  90. Wail Toufalla says:


  91. Anais Hernandez says:

    He’s that guy that was on the Netflix show where he thinks he is invisible after the magician makes him think that….

  92. Nicolas Charalambous says:

    jesus christ, he acts like a 5 year old lol

  93. Dragonic Dragon says:

    Plot twist the cider was cauliflower

  94. Jew Keli says:

    His girlfriend looks like she was smashed in the face

  95. Kali Garrucho says:

    What kind of shell did they use for the taco sushi I want it

  96. Kitty Mania says:

    I LOVE cauliflower

  97. alia rodriguez says:

    Albino broccoli is literally disgusting

  98. Diabocal says:

    I despise everyone who hates steamed, soft cauliflower.
    Whenever my grandma makes it I instantly grab all of it and force it on my plate.

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