Michele Humes (I live in New York and I write about food.)

“Rino Which Eats World’s Various Dishes”

So my new favorite thing on YouTube is this little Japanese girl, Rino, who really likes her food. Every video, of which there are 19, adheres to this basic formula: short clip of faceless mom preparing some international dish is followed by much longer clip of Rino ecstatically devouring it. In the background, the family computer sports the appropriate flag as its desktop wallpaper.

Bla bla bla picky eating is a cultural construct bla bla bla self-fulfilling discourse bla bla bla.