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.
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.
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco is joined by Brian MacGregor, bar director at Wingtip SF, who shows off his lucky creation, the Tippler's Delight.
Chef Kim Alter of Plum restaurant in Oakland visits chef James Syhabout's restaurant Hawker Fare to order the kao mun gai, a comforting Thai chicken and rice dish that James puts his spin on using a few modern techniques.
In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.