Video: Watch Melissa Clark cut up a whole chicken which saves you money at the store and help you make stock, via NYT.

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Video: How Kristopher Bronner shares how he and his brother want to change the world through making better candies, via TEDx.

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Video: Lisa Ludwinski shares her summer internship at Zingermans and Avalon Breads, via YouTube.

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This 12-minute reading is from The Soul of a Chef, on my first experience with a tasting menu. Though I had special consideration at the meal—I was not a paying customer—it is an honest and emotional description of what remains the most important restaurant meal of my life. I thought it apropos, following my previous post addressing recent criticisms in the media of today’s tasting menus. It’s not a polished video—I simply set up a tripod in my kitchen before dinner and read—so please forgive my lack of video production skills! [For more information on what led up to my unlikely passage from unknown Cleveland-based writer to dinner at The French Laundry and what was to follow, read The Main Dish, a 35-page memoir of becoming an accidental food writer. It was published as a Read On »

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Video: Don’t think it was nominated for an Oscar but check out this film about Chef Michele Bras, via YouTube.

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