What is Sous Vide?

Sous vide is a method of cooking food in a low temperature water bath while your ingredients are under a vacuum seal in a plastic bag. The phrase itself is French for 'under vacuum'. The basic steps to cooking sous vide are putting your ingredients in an air-tight sealed food-safe plastic bag, heating a water bath, dropping your sealed ingredients in the bath, and waiting for them to cook to perfection.

A common misconception is that sous vide involves boiling your ingredients. That is not true. When you cook sous vide, you never reach boiling point (100C). All sous vide cooking takes place below 100C. Below this temperature, the best and most favorable chemical reactions in your food occur. This means your food will be delicious and perfect each time.

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