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Let’s face it: we like videos. From video-conferencing on Skype to watching embarrassing clips on YouTube, videos are an altogether satisfactory and multi-sensory mode of getting information. Michael Scott of “The Office” unabashedly admitted his obsession with online videos: “When I discovered YouTube, I didn’t work for five days. I did nothing. I watched Cookie Monster sing ‘Chocolate Rain’ about a thousand times.”
Thankfully we don’t have to watch Cooking Monster sing “Chocolate Rain” a thousand times but can watch countless other things, like an expert showing us how to properly pop the cork on sparkling wine, oven-roast prawns in a salt bath or slice an onion quickly and efficiently.
CHOW’s video page has short videos on all these topics. The videos are organized into different Shows such as “Chow Tips,” “Grandma’s Cooking” or, my favorite, “You’re Doing it ALL Wrong.” With multiple episodes in the eleven shows, the video-viewing is nearly endless. CHOW’s videos are witty, entertaining and — drum roll — educational. If only chemistry had been this interesting.
Below, a video from the show “You’re Doing It All Wrong” on how to add sauce to a pasta (err, pasta to a sauce).