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Meals from the Creative Mind of a Young Chef @sam_stern

For more photos and videos of Sam’s favorite dishes, follow @sam_stern on Instagram.

Sam Stern (@sam_stern) published his first cookbook when he was 14 years old, but the young British author has been cooking since before he can remember.

“I come from a large family with lots of taste preferences, so I was always in the kitchen helping out my mum,” he says. “I gradually moved from the little jobs to eventually taking over the kitchen.”

Now at 24 years old, Sam is practically a veteran chef, with six books under his belt and another one on the way next year. But he uses Instagram to share a different, more personal display of recipes: the meals he makes at home, for his family and friends.

“I like to imagine the possibilities of various taste combinations, trying out new ingredients and timings,” he says. “If it starts in my imagination then triumphs on the plate—that is the ultimate rush for me.”

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Bite-sized Cooking Tutorials with @bartsfishtales

To see more of Bart’s seafood cooking tutorials, follow @bartsfishtales.

Bart van Olphen (@bartsfishtales) is a Dutch chef, fish expert and author who shares 15-second cooking tutorials on Instagram.

His short video recipes, says Bart, are meant to “show people how easy it is to properly prepare a fish,” and to inspire creativity in the kitchen. “You should be able to explain a good dish in one sentence… or in a 15-second video.”

Bart’s videos, however, are as much about education as they are about inspiration. His quest for sustainable seafood has taken him around the world, and many of his videos are filmed on location at sustainable fisheries.