Sous Vide for Everyone
Testing Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Whether or not you’re familiar with sous vide, chances are you’ve eaten food prepared this way. In the past decade, this method of cooking food in a precisely controlled water bath has rippled its way from Michelin-starred restaurants such as Alinea in Chicago and Per Se in New York to chains including Chipotle, Panera, and Starbucks, and it's now making a splash in home kitchens. Here’s how it works: A water bath is preheated to a precise temperature. The food is sealed in plastic (though not always; you can sous vide in glass jars, and eggs can be cooked right in their shells) and immersed in the bath so that it eventually reaches the same temperature as the water. And in the case of meat and fish, there is usually a quick searing step before serving.
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What Is Sous Vide & How To Use It
by Lauren Savoie
Sous vide cooking allows you to achieve perfect results with eggs, poultry, meat, and more. Our step-by-step guide gives you all the information you need to get started with sous vide cooking: from how to set up the machine, to selecting the appropriate temperature, to instructions for sealing food and placing it in the water bath.