Help/FAQ - Video

Where can I find all of the videos on Allrecipes?

Click on the Videos menu at the top of any page to see all a list of all of video collections broken down by type of video, including Everyday Cooking, Ingredients, Meals and Courses, Holidays and Events, How-To, and all of’s web shows.


How does Allrecipes select the videos for each recipe, article, or the homepage?

Allrecipes selects the videos based on how relevant they are to the recipe or article page.


Some recipes and articles do not have videos. Why?

We do not have how-to videos covering all topics. We will continue to expand our collection of videos.


How many videos are associated with each recipe?

It depends on the number of relevant videos available. There might not be any, or have as many as 10.


When I click play, I see an ad, how can I see the video?

The ad will play before the video—once the ad has finished, your video will begin.


The videos won’t play for me. Why?

You might need to update your browser’s version of flash, or you might not have a supported browser. Click here to see a list of supported browsers.


How is the video on the homepage chosen?

Allrecipes has an extensive collection of videos. Daily videos are selected to be relevant, seasonal, and educational.


How do I stop a video from playing once it has started?

Once the video has starting playing, hover your cursor over the video. The video controls will appear. You will be able to stop, pause, adjust volume, view the video full screen, or resume the video.


Why does the video on the homepage play automatically?

We choose a video to highlight every day, which may begin automatically. Use the video controls on the video pane to pause, stop, change the video to full screen and adjust the volume (videos which play automatically will not have sound unless you adjust the volume).


Why doesn’t the video playing on the homepage have sound?

In order to change the sound level of the video, click on the speaker icon on the lower right of the video pane. A control will appear, and you will be able to adjust the sound of the video playing. In order to hear videos, you will also need to ensure your computer volume is turned on via the computer control panel and that your speakers are connected.


What are Web Shows?

Allrecipes has created a series of Web shows to inform and entertain our community! Here is a list of our shows:

Behind the Recipe: An in-depth look at the history and family stories that inspired the recipes that made Allrecipes the #1 food site. Viewers will also learn how to make the recipes!

Food Wishes: The most-watched cooking show on YouTube is now part of Allrecipes! Featuring more than 500 delicious recipes and easy cooking tips for any cook, Food Wishes is a weekly series.

Home Happy Hour: This thirst-quenching show covers all things sipped. From classic cocktails to trendy concoctions, festive party faves to a drink’s origins. Home Happy Hour is a weekly series.

Kitchen Gadgets & Gizmos: From ice cream makers to pressure cookers, egg cubers to remote thermometers, Allrecipes shows home cooks how to make everyday kitchen tasks simpler, or simply more fun. Kitchen Gadgets & Gizmos is a weekly series.

Mastered in 99 seconds: Allrecipes helps cooks master culinary skills with fun, fast-paced videos that take them from good-to-great in 99 seconds‚perfect for busy home cooks! Mastered in 99 seconds is a weekly series.

Shortcut Cooking: Helping busy cooks turn elegant into easy! With its practical tips, like turning rotisserie chicken into chicken salad, the show offers ways to get dinner done quicker. Shortcut Cooking is a weekly series.

What’s Cooking: Take a virtual tour around America as host Michael goes into the kitchens of our home cooks to see the tips and tricks behind our best recipes.


How do I share a video on Pinterest?

From any video page, click on the “Pin” icon under the video player to pin to one of your Pinterest boards.


How do I “Like” a video on Facebook?

From any video page, click on the Facebook “Like” icon under the video player to add your Facebook like.


How do I share a video on Google Plus?

From any video page, click on the Google + icon under the video player to share the video on Google Plus.


How do I email a video?

Click on the Email icon under the video. A form will appear. Input your friend’s email, your name as you would like it to appear, and a personal note if you would like.

The email address you enter will not be stored, and will be used only to send the recipe email. For more information regarding our privacy policy, click here.

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