Lobster was the first meat that I ever cooked sous vide, and it’s still one of my favorites. If buttery, tender, sweet poached flavor is what you’re after, there’s no better way to cook it. Sous vide lobster is better than the best steamed or boiled lobster you’ve ever tasted. How much better? If I were in a mood for writing in hyperbolic tropes I’d tell you that it’s [insert arbitrarily large number here] times better. But if I’m being honest, it’s a lot better than boiled lobster, significantly better than steamed lobster, and a plain old better than roasted lobster. It’s also heck of a lot more foolproof than any of those methods and also affords the opportunity to infuse that lobster meat with extra flavor. Think: lobster with the butter built right into it. Doesn’t that sound swell?
With our recent batch cooking post, we went over the ins and outs of cooking larger quantities at the same time. In this post, we are putting that concept to its best use and sharing five new, quick, and easy sous vide chicken breast recipes that will have a healthy impact on both your body and your wallet. (more…)
Quick no-cook sauces are the ace up the sleeve of countless private, personal, and professional chefs. They can take a dish from simple to mind blowing in a matter of minutes. And the ones that I have chosen for this particular “gettin’ saucy” post are the easiest of the easy and can be made in five minutes or less each.
We finally combined our Anova WI-FI iOS, and Anova Culinary iOS app into one!
Over the past year and a half we’ve been laser focused on improving our connection success rate, and WI-FI user onboarding experience. We’ve done countless in-home, and in-office usability tests while learning as much as we can about our customer’s needs, wants, and pain points. Fortunately, the Anova WI-FI iOS app has provided us the luxury to design, and develop without disrupting our established community of Anova Culinary iOS app users. From the beginning, we had every intention in combining the apps into one unified experience. I’m happy to announce we’re finally ready to deliver the first iteration of the newly redesigned, and refactored Anova Culinary iOS app.
Between the holidays and the new year, we have a lot of new users to welcome to the #anovafoodnerd family! We are as excited as you are to get you cooking like a pro, but we recognize that you may have questions before you even attempt your first cook. And we are happy to help with that, for both the new user and existing #anovafoodnerd.
Head on down to the Anova CES 2017 booth and nerd out with Team Anova. The largest annual convention in Las Vegas is happening NOW and Anova is part of it! The Consumer Electronics Show draws almost 200k people annually. All of the latest, greatest new tech inventions designed for individual usage are brought to introduce to the world. This year, food nerds, Anova is bringing FOUR amazing new products to the market designed from the ground up with the food nerd fam in mind:
It’s that time of year again to make New Year’s Resolutions! 2016 is ready to go on the shelf as we step into a fresh new year, full of possibility. Most of us have just indulged (or are still indulging) in beautiful holiday fare. We have the idea in mind that as of January 1st, we will turn over a new leaf with our New Year’s Resolutions. Well, #anovafoodnerd family, we are here to help you with that!
“Without health there is no happiness. An attention to health, then, should take the place of every other object.” – Thomas Jefferson
There are so many reasons to cook with an Anova immersion circulator, but today I want to take a moment to focus on the health benefits of sous vide cooking. So often we focus on the other perks of sous vide – consistent and beautiful results, ease of use, longer storage periods for prepared foods, more aesthetically pleasing food, better flavors – yet remain less aware of the health benefits. We want to change that! We want you to know how using your Anova not only enhances the quality of your meal, but can also elevate the quality of your health.
This sous vide cooler guide has everything you need to cook for days (literally!). In a recent post, we talked all about different cooking vessels–from sous vide coolers to stock pots–and what you can do to make them most effective. The key word is insulation! So how do you make the MOST effective cooking vessel? Start with an insulated container, like a cooler–or, in this case, a Frankencooler!
When I was 19 or so, I was introduced to the wonder of creme brûlée by the mother of a child I was nannying in the summers during college, Mrs. Keith. She knew I loved to cook, though my ambitions were not yet in the realm of becoming a chef. Cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and ramekins were always on hand in their well-equipped kitchen, yet they had never been converted into the caramelized sugar-coated classic that we all know and love. One day, she simply said “I feel like creme brûlée . Let’s make some and put blueberries in it.”