For a little Friday morning entertainment, and in honor of Cocktail Week, we couldn't resist posting this clip from the classic 1988 Tom Cruise movie Cocktail. Why simply make a drink when you can shake and shimmy and throw down a drink, the crowd clapping and cheering you on! (Although come to think of it, that's what I do every time my husband pulls out the bar.)
If you want to keep an open bottle of wine for more than a couple days, there are a lot of fancy gadgets out there to help you. But our friends at Food52 have a great video tip for keeping leftover wine in the refrigerator for up to a week — using just a canning jar and a kitchen towel.
Next week The Kitchn will publish the first of what will be a recurring series on farming and the people who devote their lives to it. A Year in the Life of the Farm will chronicle the monthly and seasonal changes at Quail Hill Farm, one of the oldest CSA farms in the country. Quail Hill is run by "poet farmer" Scott Chaskey, and as you'll hear in this video, it's clear Scott combines acute intelligence for the issues and responsibilities surrounding the modern day organic farmer with a romantic's love of the land. Enjoy this special sneak peek of both Scott and the farm!
I have a very tiny kitchen and it sometimes will prevent me from entertaining as much as I would like. I thought this was a legitimate excuse until I saw a video from British-born, Paris-dwelling Rachel Khoo. At least I have a real stovetop and oven! Read on for more about Rachel and a video clip featuring her teeny-tiny kitchen.
Got a roast for Sunday dinner? Did it come all floppy and untied? Watch this video from Saveur as Todd Coleman (remember his garlic-peeling video sensation?) shows you how to tie a roast with a fancy yet easy slipknot that will make you feel like a pro!
Do you love avocados? And stop-motion animation? Then you'll love this short video from PES, which uses everyday objects in a totally unexpected way. Get ready to look at guacamole in a whole new light.
Is it time for your mid-day tea break? Then pour your self a cuppa and learn how to make authentic Cornish pasties in this short but entertaining video from The Guardian, a UK newspaper. Our cook today is Kay Bolitho and she's making her pasties as her mother and grandmother did before her in a delightfully eccentric manor house kitchen.
You probably know Nealey Dozier from one of her delicious recipes here at The Kitchn (Remember monkey bread? Pumpkin rice krispie treats? Cheesy corn bake?) But she has been getting a lot of attention today for something entirely different: Her now-fiance's utterly charming marriage proposal, which took the form of a stop-motion video with LEGO minifigs and some sweet kitchen touches. Wanna see it?
With a packed school semester ahead of me, I am looking for a weekly routine that will let me prepare healthy weeknight dinners so quickly, I won't be tempted by takeout. In this video, cookbook author Tamar Adler demonstrates — beautifully and without words — how easy it is to spend an afternoon cleaning and cooking enough vegetables to get you through a busy week.