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Rachael Ray Gets That A Lot; Ferran Adria Schools The CIA

In this edition of The 5 Food And Dining Videos That You Need To Watch Today, Rachael Ray punks an unsuspecting housewife, Ferran Adria gets heavy with a room full of CIA students, Zak Pelaccio talks Fatty Crab, and much, much, more.

1) Rachael Ray Guests on Last Night's I Get That A Lot: Rachael Ray has a special connection with the housewives of America – she’s basically built an entire empire around it. So imagine this one housewife’s dismay when she goes to pick up her dry cleaning, sees that Rachael Ray is working at the store, asks if she is in fact Rachael Ray, and then gets told by Rachael Ray, that she is not in fact Rachael Ray! Hilarious. Confusion. Abounds. [via FNH]:

2) Teaser For The New Season of Iron Chef America: The teaser for the new season of Iron Chef America is up, and boy is the heat on Jose Garces. As the clip mentions, its his first time in Kitchen Stadium, and he’s got a title to uphold:

3) Ferran Adria Dominates a CIA Demo: When he’s not sweating it out in the kitchen at El Bulli, apparently Ferran Adria likes inspiring/intimidating CIA students. In this video from a conference last year -- which just hit the YouTubes--Ferran gets heavy about olive oil, the logic of cooking, the business side of avant garde food, and much, much more:

4) Zak Pelaccio Talks Influences Behind Fatty Crab: This clip from video travel guide “New York Insider”, features a pretty cool tour of one of New York’s big openings last year, Fatty Crab Upper West Side. Best of all is the interview with the restaurant’s chef/owner Zak Pelaccio, who talks about his time in Kuala Lumpur and the restaurants and dishes that influenced his menu:

5) A Voce Chef Shares Handmade Pasta Secrets; Another one of the big NYC openings of 2009 was the second location of rustic Italian spot, A Voce. The executive chef, Missy Robbins, stopped by the Today Show this morning, to show Al Roker the secrets to their much-adored handmade pastas (of note: the restaurant makes pasta it twice a day, one batch for lunch, one for dinner):

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Bonus Video: While it’s no secret that Angelenos love them some Kogi BBQ, this guy took his Kogi appreciation to the next level by creating a transforming robot Kogi Costume, which he demonstrates for us, below:

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