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Sous Vide: Passing Fad or Here to Stay?

In less than 5 years, sous vide cooking has moved from the food geekery fringes into the mainstream spotlight. Immersion circulators have become a popular gift item for cooks and food lovers. Food blogs–and not just “modernist” ones–have exploded with sous vide recipes and techniques. It’s a craze that’s taken the culinary world by storm.But […]

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The Best Vacuum Sealers on Amazon Under $100 (Besides FoodSaver)

If you’re looking for the best vacuum sealer under $100 but aren’t sure what features you want, we can help. Find out how to save money, time, and food with these amazing appliances.  This review is limited to:Edge sealers (no chamber sealers or handheld sealers)Under $100Non-FoodSaver brands (see here for reviews of best-selling FoodSaver models)An average […]

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6 Ways to Minimize Sous Vide Plastic Use

The idea of sous vide is appealing, but yeah, we get it: all that sous vide plastic gives you pause. After all, you use cloth shopping bags, you have a stainless water bottle, you’ve converted to mason jars and pyrex for most of your food storage, and (of course) you recycle. You’re doing your part, […]

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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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Is Sous Vide Cooking Safe?

Sous vide has taken the culinary world by storm in the past couple of years. It’s easy, convenient, and perfect for so many tasks in the kitchen, making your life easier at the same time. But is it safe? Table of Contents First of All, What Is Sous Vide?Concern #1: Low Temperature CookingWhat Is The […]

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

This article, How to Save Time, Money, and Food with Your Sous Vide + Vacuum Sealer, was last updated August, 2018. 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 […]

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3 Easy Things to Try With Your New Sous Vide Cooker: Proteins, Desserts, and Leftovers

Got a new sous vide cooker–circulator or water bath? Here are a few things to try–some basic, some you may not have thought of. This is by no means a complete list. But sous vide does all of these things particularly well.1. ProteinsProteins–meat–are usually the first thing associated with sous vide cooking. And for good […]

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The Joule Sous Vide Circulator: Next Generation Cool

This article, The Joule Sous Vide Circulator: Next Generation Cool, was last updated August, 2018. Table of Contents First Things First: What is Sous Vide?What Makes the Joule Sous Vide Circulator Great?Ability to Hold TemperatureSpeed (Power)User InterfaceWater LevelAesthetics and Overall QualityDo I Need an Internet Connection to Use the Joule?How Do I Clean the Joule?Do […]

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Sous Vide Accessories: What to Buy, What to Skip

The right sous vide accessories will greatly enhance your sous vide cooks without adding a great deal more to either your budget or your shelf space. As with anything, you can really go nuts, but you don’t have to. Here we recommend the wisest places to invest your money, and also show you where you […]

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Why Cook With a Sous Vide Circulator? Here’s Why!

​So You’re Interested in a Sous Vide Circulator!Good for you! Sous vide can revolutionize how you work in the kitchen. It’s probably not something that anyone needs; you can certainly get along without it. But it is an excellent option to have! Whether you appreciate perfectly done steak or just want an easy way to heat […]

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The Best Sous Vide Immersion Circulators and Water Baths

Talk about a multi-tasker! Sous vide technology can make eggs to any doneness, incubate yogurt, pasteurize yolks (as for mayonnaise), poach fruit, cook vegetables, thaw frozen food quickly and without any of the issues of a microwave, and, let’s not forget, create the most perfectly done proteins on the planet (steak, fish, pork butt, ribs, […]

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