Once used only by professional chefs, sous vide—a technique in which food is sealed in a bag and then cooked in a bath of warm, circulating water—is now taking off with home cooks. The reason is simple—you can pick up a top-rated circulator (the device needed to cook sous vide) for about a hundred bucks, and in no time start enjoying perfectly cooked steaks, custardy eggs, vegetables at the peak of flavor and bite, and more.
But you will need help, which is where Daniel Shumski comes in. Just as he tamed the once intimidating pressure-cooker-on-steroids in his bestselling How to Instant Pot, Shumski now offers How to Sous Vide, a friendly, rigorously tested guide that demystifies cooking sous vide at home. First, Shumski gives readers all the knowledge they need to start—how to use the circulator, set up a water bath, seal food inside the bag, and dial in precise cooking times and temperatures for every ingredient. Following are delicious, inventive recipes, plus amazing hacks (how to sous vide cold-brew coffee!), that take full advantage of this revolutionary technique: Carnitas-Style Pork Shoulder, Miso-Butter Carrots, Chili-Garlic Shrimp—even incredible desserts cooked in a jar, like Berry-Chocolate Cheesecake and Salted Dulce de Leche. And suddenly you’re cooking at a whole new level
About the author
Daniel Shumski is a writer and editor who has hunted ramen in Tokyo for the Washington Post and tracked down ice cream in Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times. Between stints at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, he worked for a Midwestern heirloom apple orchard. His first book, Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron, won praise from the New York Times, People magazine, and Food52. He lives in Montreal, where his French is still a work in progress.
“Cooking sous vide (in water with an immersion circulator) can often make dinner prep easier (and more flexible). For anyone who isn’t yet convinced, this accessible cookbook from the author of How to Instant Pot will help to demystify the whole process.” —Epicurious
“A terrific how-to... In Shumski’s estimation, this cooking method is forgiving, flavorful, and foolproof—and his enticing recipes go a long way to prove it.” —Publishers Weekly
Other titles by Daniel Shumski
How to Instant Pot
Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook - Now Completely Updated for the Latest Generation of Instant Pots!
Will It Skillet?
53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet
Will It Waffle?
53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron