BY MORGAN FECTO
When you begin to explore the world of sous vide cooking, it’s helpful to know the ground rules. Here are some guidelines around temperature and technique you’ll want to keep in mind as you get started.
BASIC TEMPERATURE TIPS
The sous vide circulator may not be as ubiquitous in your kitchen as the toaster and microwave, but it just might become a go-to after a little practice. These three tips can serve as a general framework for setting your thermometer:
Remember: When cooking sous vide, always stick to the recipe. (For help finding one to try, explore our full index of sous vide recipes.)
IT’S IN THE BAG
Knowing your way around a sous vide pouch is an essential part of successful sous vide cooking. Read on for tips about what to add to the pouch (and what to avoid), as well as ways to think outside the bag.
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The first publication devoted to the art and science of sous vide cooking, featuring innovative recipes, visual inspiration, expert techniques for cooking sous vide at home, and exclusive interviews with world-class chefs.