Instagram has grown beyond just being a social media platform for posting pictures of your meal. Nowadays, you can find accounts devoted to almost any topic, so much so that it can be difficult to find the right accounts to follow. If you are looking to learn, here is a helpful list of ten educational instagram accounts!
Greg from “how2drink” has made a name for himself by recreating different cocktails from your favorite television shows and movies. His Instagram is a collection of cocktail and drink photography, often showcasing his awesome home bar. If you have ever watched a film that showcased alcohol prominently and wondered how to mix a particular drink, this is the account for you. The “how2drink” Instagram account generally acts as a preview for the “How to Drink” Youtube channel. Lately, Greg has also started uploading tutorials on soda making. If you are not a fan of cocktails or of alcohol generally, these tutorials are definitely still worth watching. It is interesting to see how your favorite sodas and cocktails are made!
If you are wanting to get an in depth understanding of classic and modern cocktails alike, then “cocktailchemistry” is the Instagram account for you. Nick Fisher, the man behind “cocktailchemistry,” regularly posts short cocktail tutorial videos on Instagram. If you are looking for a more in depth tutorial, you should head over to the “Cocktail Chemistry” Youtube channel, where Fisher posts longer videos. One of the more interesting aspects of “cocktailchemistry” is its separation of videos into different categories. For instance, videos involving a complicated cocktail preparation are often labeled as “advanced techniques.” If you are looking to make smoke bubbles or cocktail pods, keep an eye out for the “advanced technique” tag.
Death and Taxes is a fantastic craft cocktail bar in Reno, Nevada. Since the start of the COVID-19 quarantine, the “deathandtaxesreno” Instagram account has been posted short classic cocktail tutorials, sometimes with a twist. You can find tutorials on everything from classics, like the Sazerac or the Mai Tai, to new variations, like the Cognac Negroni. Whatever style of drink you are looking for, rest assured that the Death and Taxes staff will prepare it correctly in the tutorial. Death and Taxes also posts incredible pictures of their signature cocktails. If you are looking for cocktail inspiration or for spirit recommendations, you absolutely have to look through this account!
Edd Kimber, or “theboywhobakes,” operates an Instagram account devoted the art of baking. You will find images of all manner of baked goods – from sourdough bread to lamingtons. Chances are, there are plenty of baked goods on this Instagram account that you have not seen before. Kimber also has a website where he posts thorough recipes and instructions, as well as a Youtube channel with instructional videos.
Have you ever watched Good Mythical Morning on Youtube and wondered who was cooking all of the crazy food? Well, it is Mythical Chef Josh and his kitchen team. On the “mythicalkitchen” Instagram page, you will find everything from easy quarantine recipes to Starburst Klondike Bars. The account is full of photos of the Mythical Kitchen’s incredible concoctions. Most of these Instagram posts will direct you to the “Mythical Kitchen” Youtube page, where you will find in depth video explanations of all of their various culinary creations. Mythical Kitchen offers a good mix of outlandish and practical recipes and is definitely worth following!
If you are a literature junkie or have a passing interest in writing, “parisreview” is an essential account. Paris Review is a literary magazine that has been published quarterly since 1953. Its Instagram account posts excerpts from various works of literature on a daily basis. Paris Review is a good source for new reading material, and its Instagram account is the most straight forward way to get this information. If you like what you read on a certain post, you can read the full literary work on the Paris Review website.
Author and illustrator Kate Gavino operates “lastnightsreading,” an Instagram account cataloguing different readings in New York and Paris. Gavino posts a literary excerpt or quote along with a drawing of the respective author a few times a month. “Lastnightsreading” is a fantastic source for those of you who are seeking new and interesting authors. Gavino’s illustrations add a charm to the Instagram posts that is sure to draw you in!
As its title suggests, “warhistory” posts war photography and related images. This Instagram account is operated by four different users – all from different countries. The varying nationalities of the account owners is significant, as it ensures that the posts do not favor one particular country. The captions on these photos range from simple descriptions to expansive explanations, rife with historical information. If you are a history buff or if you just want to learn a bit more about war, “warhistory” is definitely worth following.
National Geographic might be the most obvious of all of the choices on this list, but its Instagram account is still worthy of your attention. Much like the National Geographic magazine, “natgeo” is full of incredible photos of nature, humanity, and technology. Many of the recent posts have been themed on peoples’ experiences with COVID-19, but if you scroll further down you will find a plethora of incredible nature photos. These photos are often accompanied by extensive descriptions, detailing what the subject of the photo is and explaining it thoroughly. Some of the posts on the “natgeo” Instagram page read like miniature magazine articles.
Claiming to be the “home of human ingenuity,” The Science Museum is a London based museum that is considered culturally significant. Its Instagram account, “sciencemuseum,” is devoted to cataloguing photography of scientific invention and natural phenomena. These photos are often accompanied by descriptions detailing the history of different scientists and inventors. If you are eager to learn more about the history of scientific innovation, then “sciencemuseum” is the perfect account for you.