Instagram show teaches you how to cook in 15 seconds

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What can you do with Instagram's 15 seconds that you couldn't with Vine's seven? Learn to cook, courtesy of Dutch chef Bart von Olphen.

(Credit: Bart von Olphen)

While we've seen some pretty great Vines, Instagram's 15 seconds has enabled something we think is pretty neat: Bart von Olphen's Fish Tales.

Calling itself "the world's shortest cooking show", it uses the 15-second format to show you how to make super-easy recipes, all centred around seafood. Tips include how to pan-fry a fish fillet and how to tell if fish is fresh, and some of the recipes are broken down into easily digestible chunks: in one, you might be shown how to cook the meat and in the next, how to make a sauce to eat it with.

Host von Olphen, chef and author, has also made a couple of videos showing you how fish is caught, with a focus on sustainability.

It's an interesting idea, and great for people with little time or skill in the kitchen. We'd love to see someone take the idea beyond seafood, too — but it's a testament to the fact that the tastiest food doesn't necessarily have to be the most complicated to make.

Check out the rest of the series on von Olphen's Instagram.

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