Food videos

  • How to make the perfect vinaigrette

    Making the perfect vinaigrette dressing is a must for any salad lover. Chef Ceci Carmichael shows you that the secret to making a perfect vinaigrette is all in the whisk.

  • How to make flourless chocolate cake

    If chocolate were illegal, we'd happily go to jail for this moist, rich and dense, flourless chocolate cake. Ceci Carmichael, host of Good Food Fast with Family Circle on the…

  • How to buy fair trade coffee

    What is fair trade coffee and how do you spot fair trade coffee packaging? Organic food expert and environmentalist Anna Lappe explains why she believes it's important to buy fair…

  • How to store chocolate

    You get a box of beautiful chocolates, but you can't eat them all at once. So how to store chocolate to maintain freshness? Here is advice from chocolate expert and…

  • How to choose chocolates as a gift

    Buying chocolates is a lot more complicated than it used to be. Here's how to impress a chocolate connoisseur without going broke, with advice from chocolate expert Clay Gordon, author…

  • How to judge the quality of chocolate

    All chocolate is not created equal. There is a great difference in quality between different chocolates, which is often reflected in the price (but not always). Chocolate expert Clay Gordon,…

  • How to understand basic chocolate terms

    If you're shopping for special chocolates, do get you stuck on terms like ganache, truffle, praline? Clay Gordon, chocolate expert and author of the new book Discover Chocolate, guides us…

  • How to taste and describe chocolate

    Gone are the days when your only chocolate choices were milk chocolate or dark. Here's how to taste, judge and describe chocolates like a connoisseur, from chocolate expert and author…

  • How to make a homemade pie crust

    Whoever coined the phrase "easy as pie" probably didn't make pie crusts from scratch. But if you follow the instructions from Chef Scott Cutaneo, the highly acclaimed chef-proprietor of the…

  • How to properly taste wine

    Do you know when to swirl and when to sniff a glass of wine? Did you know that wine has 'legs'? Learn all about wine tasting from professional wine expert…

  • How to roast a chicken

    A good, simple roasted chicken can be just what you're craving for dinner. Here's how to roast a chicken, from master chef Marc Bauer, who teaches at the famed French…

  • How to separate eggs

    There's an art to separating eggs, so the whites are in one bowl and the yolks in another. Chef Marc Bauer of The French Culinary Institute demonstrates.

  • How to quarter a chicken

    Stop the hacking! Learn how to quarter a chicken for frying, roasting or baking from Chef Marc Bauer at the famed French Culinary Institute in New York.

  • How to make creme brûlée

    Grab your blowtorch and learn how to make creme brûlée, a custardy, creamy, burnt-sugar celebration of dessert. We love this one, can you tell? Your chef is Marc Bauer, from…

  • How to carve a chicken

    You've roasted the chicken beautifully, but now comes the hard part--carving. Chef Marc Bauer of the French Culinary Institute demonstrates how to carve a chicken perfectly.

  • How to eat to control mood swings

    When you're feeling blue, do you turn to friends like Ben & Jerry for comfort? Dietician and author Elizabeth Somer shows you which foods really can lift your spirits and…

  • How to prevent holiday weight gain

    Step away from the cookie tin and watch this Howdini! Today Show contributor and registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer will help you get through the holidays without packing on the pounds.

  • How to drink alcohol while dieting

    Here's a good reason to go easy on the alcohol at a party: Some drinks contain up to 1,000 calories! Dietitian Elizabeth Somer offers some tips on how to have…

  • How to buy a good inexpensive wine

    Buying bargain wine doesn't have to mean cruising the sales bins hoping to find something drinkable. Food and Wine editor Ray Isle shows you how to impress your friends and…

  • How to buy great vodka without over-spending

    Buying great vodka isn't cheap, but you don't have to spend a fortune for the good stuff. Wine and spirits editor Ray Isle of Food and Wine magazine will show…

  • How to carve a radish 'rat'

    Having fun with veggies may seem impossible to some kids, but not after they've watched teenaged professional chef Justin Miller work his magic. With a few careful cuts, he shows…