Cole Wagoner, Author at Anova Culinary

Want a wicked sear? Grab the mayonnaise!

You pull that perfectly juicy steak from the water bath. All that’s left between you and heaven is a quick sear to crisp up the crust. We’ve heard of all the common methods: canola oil, butter, etc. What if we told you there’s a better way? Mayonnaise. Yes. When mayo is suggested as an option, people usually stop listening.

There are good reasons this popular sandwich spread produces a superior sear. Strip mayo down to its core and it’s essentially two things: oil and eggs. Both of these are commonly used in culinary applications for browning. Think egg wash on bread for a golden crust when baking, oil in a hot pan for the way you USED to sear. So what happens when they get used together? Magic. Maillard reaction magic.

Learn more below and unlock the secrets to some seriously superb sears. Bonus tip? Red meat not your thing? This trick also works great on pork, chicken, fish, etc!

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Getting Started – Sous Vide 101 & FAQ’s

We welcome new users to the #anovafoodnerd family every day! We are as excited as you are to get you cooking like a pro, and want to loop you in on a hew tips and tricks that will start your sous vide journey down the path of smashing successes. Check out some top tips and tricks below, as well as some burning FAQ’s. Ready, set, sous vide! (more…)

Sous Vide Raptor

It’s the NBA Finals Game 6. Our hometown Warriors are in a do or die situation. It’s time to learn how to cook the nemesis into wicked-tender submission. Learn how to #sousvidetheraptors below.

Sous Vide Raptor

1. Acquire raptor. Don’t ask how. Just do it. Get a time machine. That’s not our problem.

2. Season raptor with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little Curry powder.

3. Heat Anova Precision Cooker to 129°F or 53.9°C for those of you above the border, which if that’s the the case you have already stopped reading.

4. Place raptor in a large Ziplock bag. (Prob bigger than they actually sell, but this is a fake recipe, and if you procured a raptor this should be no problem).

5. Sous Vide for 48 minutes for maximum tenderness.

6. Hire Klay Thompson to to incinerate a net with back-to-back-to-back 3 pointers and sear raptor over the open flame.

  And finally, Go Warriors!

We’re giving Dad a platform to brag. Check out their stories!

Parenting is hard and often comes with little appreciation. But some of the smallest things can feel like the biggest rewards–something as simple as cooking your daughter’s favorite meal or winning a “golden spatula” on a daddy-daughter camping trip.

To celebrate Father’s Day, we caught up with two dads who are conquering cooking and making lasting memories along the way with the help of their Anova Precision Cookers.

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BBQ & Sous Vide – The Best of Both Worlds

There aren’t many things better than enjoying a platter of perfectly prepared BBQ with friends and family. Smoky, tender meat just falling apart and moisture dripping down your chin. It’s great. But what if there were a way to make it even better? Grab your trusty Anova Precision Cooker and unleash the secret to superior ‘cue.

Meet these smoky sous vide nerds below and see how they dish up better BBQ using the best of both worlds.

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The Secrets to Sous Vide Ramen

It’s more than just a cheap college eat, ramen has gained popularity worldwide in the food scene, and for good reason. Rich broth, creamy eggs, and the most insane pork belly topping make for a meal to remember. But let’s be honest…it’s a bit of a chore to cook and assemble all those ingredients at home. Sometimes it’s easier to go out and pay $15 for a bowl of the slurp-worthy soup – but save your cash and whip up a better version at home.

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Meet the Anova Madness Elite Eight!

March may be over, but Anova Madness is just beginning to heat up. With over 200 entries, we are now down to the Elite Eight – the best of the best #anovafoodnerd dishes of the year. Here’s a first hand look at your fellow #AnovaFoodNerds (in no particular order).

Check out their wicked sous vide dishes, as they share their recipes, with commentary on their Anova sous vide journey.

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This Holiday Season…Put a Lid On It

It’s lid’t nerds!

We’re super-pumped to announce that the Anova Precision Cooker Lid is available for purchase. Covering your sous vide pot ensures maximum efficiency for your Anova essentially eliminating any evaporation.

Sleep easy when you’re cooking that perfect overnight chuck roast, knowing that your cook will wont be interrupted by low water levels.

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