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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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Bosch Induction Range Review: HIIP054U30-Inch Slide-in Induction Stove

(This Bosch induction range review post was last updated May, 2017.)Meet your new stove–the Bosch 30-inch slide-in induction range (model number HIIP054U): The Bosch 30-inch induction range (HIIP054U). If you’re looking for a top quality induction range, you can stop looking. If you’re looking for a full-featured oven, you can stop looking. And if you’re looking […]

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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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Induction Cooktop Pros and Cons

​Induction Cooktop Pros and Cons was last updated July, 2017.​In the market for a new cooktop or range? Here are some induction cooktop pros and cons for you to think about. The international symbol for induction. Induction cooktops are huge in Europe and the Far East. They aren’t as popular in the U.S.–at least not […]

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True Induction Cooktop Reviews: Best 2-Burner and 3-Burner Induction Cooktops

It seems like everybody is downsizing these days! If you want a full-use induction cooktop yet something smaller than full-sized, True Induction has a line of products that are probably perfect your needs. True Induction is a maker of high-quality induction burners best known for their 2 burner induction cooktops that plug into a standard, 120V wall outlet. […]

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Thermador Induction Cooktop Review: 36-inch CIT365KM

This Thermador induction cooktop review is for the 36-inch CIT365KM model induction cooktop. This is a 36-inch, 5-burner, mirror-surfaced cooktop with great functionality for the modern kitchen. It’s also a really great-looking cooktop: Thermador CIT365KM 36 inch Induction Cooktop. ​If you don’t want to read the entire Thermador induction cooktop review, use the Table of Contents […]

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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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Duxtop Induction Cooktop Reviews: The Best Portables Under $300

​This article, Duxtop Induction Cooktop Reviews, was last updated March 2017.The Duxtop induction cooktop is a top-selling brand on Amazon and elsewhere. In fact, the Duxtop 8100MC model is an Amazon best-seller, with thousands of reviews and an average rating of 4.3 stars. Duxtop makes several other models as well, and all are reviewed here.Duxtop’s […]

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