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Sous Vide Time and Temperature Tables for Proteins

The following sous vide time and temperature tables are adapted from the Modernist Cuisine Kitchen Manual.Here are a few general tips on cooking proteins sous vide:​​Add seasonings as desired and small amount of fat (butter, olive oil) to bags before cooking.Use small amounts of salt (if any) for long cooks (more than 12 hrs).Use probe thermometer […]

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The Secret Shelf Life of Food: What Food Freshness Labels and Expiration Dates Really Mean

Did you know:​That dates on food aren’t there for consumer safety?That food can be sold after its expiration date?That freshness dates are not required by law?That freshness labels differ from state to state?That the expiration date on food doesn’t mean you automatically have to throw it out?Welcome to the complex and confusing world of food […]

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Is Sous Vide Cooking Safe?

Sous vide is becoming a more and more popular cooking method. Its reputation for making perfect steaks, meltingly tender pork butt, and juicy chicken breast has made millions of people eager to try it–and they haven’t been disappointed.  Sous vide has been used in restaurants and institutional settings for decades. Yet some people have misgivings […]

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Waste Less Food by Stocking Up!

Table of Contents ​Why Worry About Wasting Food?​How Does Stocking Up Help You Waste Less Food?Stock Up On the Right StuffSo, What Should I Stock Up On?Pantry StaplesFreezer StaplesRefrigerator StaplesWhat Should I Not Stock Up On? ​Keep a ListKeep an Inventory​​Summary I hate wasting food. I’ve gotten better over the years, but with just two […]

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How to Save Time, Money, and Food With Your Sous Vide + Vacuum Sealer

Table of Contents Sous Vide’s Institutional HistoryHow It WorksStep One: Buy Your Meat in BulkStep Two: Freeze It With Seasonings and Cooking OilStep Three: Pop It Into the Sous Vide PotTake It a Step Further: Freeze Whole MealsHelp For Picky Eaters​Same Goes for Leftovers​And Another Thing: ThawingWhy Do I Need a Vacuum Sealer? Can’t I […]

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23 Things to do With Melted Chocolate (Most Don’t Need a Recipe)

What Is Melting Chocolate?Mmmm….melted chocolate. Are you familiar with melting wafers? It’s the type of chocolate that’s used for candy making, the kind that you dip truffles and other candies into when melted, but which will have a soft, satiny sheen after it’s hardened. You might also hear it called dipping chocolate or candy-making chocolate. […]

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Farm-Raised Salmon: Is It Safe to Eat?

The salmon farming industry is a $10 billion-plus dollar industry, and about 70% of the salmon on the U.S. market is farm-raised. You may love salmon, and want to eat more of it, but you’ve heard a lot of bad things about farm-raised salmon and don’t want to pay for wild-caught salmon. Also, you may […]

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