Archive for April 9, 2012
For those of us into entertaining, there are few things that give the satisfaction of preparing the perfect meal that leaves your guests speechless. We all have the fantasy of making the perfect courses, cooked to perfection, and then basking in the admiration of our friends and loved ones. Unfortunately, at some point reality usually steps in and reminds us that very few among us possess the knowledge, experience and skills needed to make this dream really happen. However, thanks to the magic of sous vide cuisine, anyone can make this dream happen, and they can do it from the comfort and convenience of their own home. Sous vide cuisine might seem cutting edge, but the technique has been around for hundred of years. Many people have not heard of sous vide cuisine because until very recently it was the province of industrial food preparation and high end restaurants. Part of this exclusivity was the arcane nature of the cooking method. Another part of it was the expense of the necessary tools. Thankfully however, more and more companies are now offering what you need to use this cooking method, and they are offering them at far more reasonable prices.
Once you have the tools you need for great sous vide cuisine, you need the right recipes. Sometimes, finding these recipes can be harder than you would think. This is because since sous vide cuisine was exclusive to professional chefs and industrial food preparation for so long, many of the recipes are tailored for that. It can be a challenge to find a recipe that is applicable to the home chef. Thankfully, just as more and more companies are offering the tools for sous vide cuisine, more and more places are offering recipes to go along with it. So if you dream of impressing family and friends with your cooking chops, do not enroll in cooking school, look into sous vide cuisine!