All The Tools You Need For A Perfect Sous Vide

Sous vide (pronounced like “sue veed”) is a French term that translates to “under vacuum” and refers to a cooking technique in which food is cooked slowly in a vacuum-sealed bag that is submerged completely in heated water.

This style of cooking allows you to have more control over the temperature of the food you’re preparing and works best with foods like steak, fish, vegetables, pork and lamb. Sous vide even makes tougher cuts of meat more desirable by breaking down the proteins, leaving a tender result. Breakfast is made easy, too; the process is ideal for eggs, as it gives you more control over the texture and consistency — and you don’t have to vacuum-seal them since the yolk is already in a shell. (Read more about sous vide here.)

What kitchen tools do you need for sous vide?

For even the simplest sous vide experience, you’ll want some

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Ribeye makes weeknight dinner feel like an old school steakhouse

I have always considered steak an outdoor food. Steak to me is something someone else throws on a grill, and you eat it once or twice in their yard and then you don’t think about it again for eleven months.

Lately, however, I have reconsidered my position. Maybe I need to look into my iron levels. All I know is that until recently I’d never cooked a steak in my life, and suddenly one day a slab of meat seemed like exactly the thing I wanted most in the world.

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Contrasted against say, ramen noodles, steak is unquestionably a pricier option. It is an investment piece, which is why I imagine so many people (me) are intimidated about cooking it. I am someone whose first question when  approaching a new dish is — how hard

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75 simple and cheap ways to improve your cooking this year

Around this time of year, there’s a lot of “new year, new me” talk. The societal pressure to make huge, swinging shifts in your life is immense and often appealing, but let’s be real — by February, the vast majority of us revert back to however we were living pre-New Year’s resolutions. Conventional wisdom and scientists both agree incremental changes that build toward a bigger goal are far more attainable and sustainable when it comes to breaking habits or developing new skills. 

That’s especially true if one of your goals for this year is to become a better cook. The leap from being a beginner in the kitchen to feeling competent can be a daunting one, but thankfully there are a number of simple steps that you can take to get there. Here are 75 to help you get started. 


1. Save your pasta water. Use it to

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