The holidays mean it's time for bubbly. Let Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) educator Vanessa Price teach you how to open a bottle properly and safely: without hurting somebody, or ruining that spark.
When Mark Frauenfelder, editor in chief of MAKE Magazine and cofounder of Boing Boing, isn't busy making organic-peanut-butter-mixing machines, he is mixing up family-friendly projects like this, his version of sauerkraut. We visited this tin-can guitarist and king of the geeked-out project at his home in Los Angeles.
If you want to spend more time caroling, and sipping wine instead of hanging in the kitchen, watch Chef Jansen Chan (International Culinary Center). make colored sugar, the easiest way to make basic sugar cookies shine on your holiday table.