Montreal-based food videos dominate this week's YouTube selection, with Epic Meal Time -- perhaps the most popular cooking channel -- posting two episodes and an ad promoting Burger Week Montreal rounding out the top three top-viewed videos. New York-based French chef Eric Ripert's new show also drew a respectable number viewers this week.
Here's a selection of the top-viewed food-related YouTube videos this week, as of 9 am, GMT Aug. 23.
Topping this week's food-related YouTube videos is this homage to the Reuben sandwich -- on steroids. In addition to mountains of corned beef and piles of bacon, processed meats like salami, sausage, chorizo and cold cuts are thrown into a vat-like pot with an unidentified red sauce. After slices of Swiss cheese and Russian salad dressing, the Goliath of a sandwich ends up clocking in at 2,460 g of fat and 35,790 calories.
View count: 803,762
Country Fried Meal Time
This video's a doozy and not for the weak of heart, even by Epic Meal Time standards. In this tribute to the Deep South, the Montreal-based food pornographers throw everything -- and we mean everything -- in the deep fryer. This includes battered and deep-fried mac and cheese balls; country-fried bacon steaks and corn on the cob, the whole of which is smothered in sausage gravy and served with a side of grits -- dotted of course with bacon.
View count: 733,846
Burger Week Montreal
In advance of Burger Week Montreal next month, organizers have created a video animation and app that allows users to vote for their favorite burger joint in the city. The winner will be announced September 7 and will enjoy the lofty title of being the best in Montreal. For more info, visit http://burgerweekmtl.com/.
View count: 23,522
Chef Rick Bayless and Jimmy Kimmel
A segment with popular Chicago chef Rick Bayless on the US variety show Jimmy Kimmel Live! also proved to be popular among viewers this week, attracting nearly 17,000 views. On the show, Bayless creates a simple grilled tuna dish with an heirloom tomato salsa.
View count: 16,933
Mario Batali "Cin Cin Mother F*cker" with Eric Ripert & Sicilian Lifeguards -- On The Table -- Ep 2
New York-based celebrity French chef Erip Ripert's new YouTube show On the Table is growing quickly in online popularity. His latest episode with Mario Batali is particularly interesting for the candid conversation in which the flaming-haired Italian chef recounts how Marco Pierre White -- or the "heinous dickhead" -- threw a pot of risotto all over him. All this is told as the pair of superstar chefs make a two-minute Sicilian-style calamari dish.
View count: 15,092