Video: Soup-making Tips from Thermomix Australia
A recent video release from Thermomix Australia demonstrates basic soup-making tips for Thermomix beginners. It’s a helpful little video for new Thermomix owners, but in the opinion of this blogger, the corporate video production is missing one essential ingredient…
What’s here, and what’s missing:
- the welcome reminders — even experienced Thermomix owners can benefit from reminders of how Thermomix makes screamingly delicious, almost instant healthy soups from pulses and legumes. If you haven’t cooked a great soup in your Thermomix lately, this video will make it happen.
- the not-so welcome warnings — there are ‘safety tips’ provided which are little more than common sense and may serve to put off those viewers who are researching Thermomix with the intention to buy. Phrases like “carefully remove”, “to avoid burns“, and “replace sealing ring every two years” might sound ominous to those who don’t yet own the machine…
- the lack of passion — okay, okay, we know this is a corporate video but puleeze! How is it possible to cook soup in the Thermomix and not smile or show excitement at the pleasure of using the super kitchen machine?!? I can not remain silent on this fact. There are too many readers who use this blog while researching to buy Thermomix, and they must know the truth. Please, please, please believe me: the young woman in this video is NOT the average Thermomix user. Most home cooks using Thermomix are tickled, thrilled, chuffed, enthusiastic. Many are overjoyed to have discovered a fun way to culinary confidence. Even after years of owning Thermomix, it’s common to find us oozing with passion at the very idea of cooking healthy food so easily for our families.
Cooking with Thermomix is above all, fun. Do doubt about it. For myself and others, there is a heaping dose of ‘organic fun’ in every Thermomix recipe prepared at home. Call it what you will, but pleasure is the ingredient that appears to be missing from this otherwise helpful video.