Cooking has come on leaps and bounds with technology and one of the biggest developments of the last few years has been sous vide cookery. It’s a simple idea but one which can only be carried out with the right tools.
You place your food in either a plastic bag or a glass jar and then seal it, before placing it into a finely temperature-controlled oven like the VonShef Premium 8 Liter Sous Vide. Now, this is a specialist emerging area of cookery and the equipment is often very expensive to buy, which is why I am so excited about this VonShef oven.
Why Sous Vide?
The concept means that you can cook food much more slowly than you can normally, this, in turn, allows you to release more of the flavor, cook the food through thoroughly and still, keep all the moisture inside of the food.
It was formally developed by a chef in France, George Pralus, back in 1974 but it’s taken a long time to make sous vide a practical cookery method at home. The VonShef Oven finally makes sous vide accessible to all and here’s how it works:
So, Will It Make Me Heston Blumenthal?
The most famous practitioner of sous vide is Heston Blumenthal a British chef who has run one of the Top 10 best restaurants in the world for nearly 20 years! (It’s The Fat Duck in Bray).
No, the VonShef Oven won’t make you into him, but it will allow you to try similar recipes to his at home and affordably.
I tried making some ribs as my first meal with the sous vide method and wow! They were so succulent, and they fell off the bone. This is going to be a regular thing in my home.
The VonShef Premium 8 Liter Sous Vide is available from Amazon if you’d like to give sous vide a try.