Cooking and nudity may not seem like the safest pairing, but when Adrian De Berardinis does it you can do nothing but watch in rapt wonder. He is ‘The Bear-Naked Chef‘ – a title that works on too many levels to list right now. His YouTube channel offers his take on some classic Italian cuisine, all done up in naked and fine furry form. But as they said on ‘Reading Rainbow’, you don’t have to take my word for it. Besides, he puts it into words better than I could ever do, so keep reading (and scrolling).
When I cook, I am transported to a plane where nothing else exists or matters. It’s my mediation, my therapy. And once I’m in the zone, it becomes a game of the senses. It is my world to explore, taste, see, feel, experience and ultimately share.
It’s a sensual journey for me: from selecting the perfect and freshest ingredients, to the preparation with attention and care, to the sexy plating of what I’ve prepared, as you already know, we eat also, with our eyes….
Once again, Food is just sexy! One of my earliest recollections of it in a sensual context was that iconic scene in ’9 1/2 Weeks’, where Mickey Rourke feeds Kim Bassinger on the floor in her kitchen in front of the open fridge …the penultimate food orgy in cinematic form.
So, it made sense that cooking naked was something to take the experience to another level for me, and my viewers. And I offer these dishes and instructional videos in its rawest form to you, stripped down, easy to follow, and simply delicious. ~ Adrian De Berardinis
Now check him out in his apron (and nothing but a thick net of chest hair) as he prepares to take us through the magic of Chicken Cacciatore.