Nano Update

Howdy Nano Nerds, We’re excited to tell you that we’ve made significant progress on the Nano and are getting ready for mass production (WooHoo!). So what have we been doing in our secret underground lair? Well . . . (more…)

Winner Winner Valentine’s Dinner!

Ask anyone in the restaurant industry: going out on Valentine’s Day is the worst day of the year. This year, switch it up, and cook restaurant-quality meals for a fraction of the price in the comfort of your own home with your Anova Precision Cooker!

Choose the meal of your loved one’s dreams from the options below, and serve a stunner. Whether it’s lobster, steak, both(!), or a flavor-packed vegetarian mushroom entree, you’re sure to enjoy a dinner to remember! As an added bonus, we’ve included make-ahead desserts, dishes that cook at the same temperature, and ensured every dish is super-simple to prepare, so you can focus on that special someone, rather than being stuck in the kitchen all evening.

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Sous Vide Short Rib Beef Stroganoff from #anovafoodnerd Jeff Akin

I grew up on a very simple (and cheap) version of Beef Stroganoff made with ground beef and canned mushroom soup. I still have a nostalgic fondness for that undeniably satisfying budget recipe, though I think when prepared with higher-quality fresh ingredients (crimini mushrooms, rich homemade beef stock, and tender strips of beef tenderloin), Beef Stroganoff is quintessential cold-weather comfort food.

With the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, you can take Beef Stroganoff to an entirely new level. For this recipe, we are using well-marbled boneless beef short ribs cooked sous vide for 48 hours with mushrooms, stock, and onions, resulting in perfectly tender meat and an intensely flavored cooking liquid.

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On Deckle: Sous Vide Ribeye Cap with #anovafoodnerd Jeff Akin

I’ll admit, three months ago, I didn’t even know ribeye cap (that thin, beautifully marbled piece of meat at the top of a ribeye) was a distinct cut of beef, let alone that it was called “deckle.” Now, in large part thanks to my local Costco, who gilds the lily by selling it at prime grade, ribeye cap is my favorite “new” cut of steak.

Of course, preparing ribeye cap is simple and foolproof with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker. Just a few hours in the sous vide and you have one of the most tender and flavorful bites of beef available. To sear, you could toss on a hot grill for a few minutes, though my favorite finishing move is in a cast-iron skillet basted with butter and herbs.

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Sous Vide Sweet and Sour Brisket from #anovafoodnerd Jeff Akin

Living in Kansas City, I certainly appreciate smoked beef brisket, and the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker offers a great method for delivering that fork-tender BBQ favorite. At the same time, I love the simplicity of braised brisket, especially this variation on the classic Jewish sweet-and-sour brisket. (I also love not having to tend to my smoker in the middle of a sub-zero Midwest January.)

If you can find a point cut brisket, which offers far more marbling, use it. Unfortunately, these cuts are harder to find in most retail locations. Fortunately, with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, even the leaner flat cut turns out wonderfully moist and tender, and with 48 hours in the bath, you get a deeply flavorful sweet-and-sour gravy that perfectly complements the unctuous brisket.

This brisket is a great centerpiece for entertaining or feeding a crowd on a cold winter’s day. Our favorite sides to accompany are buttered egg noodles and roasted carrots, and the leftovers make for a great brisket sandwich: crusty bread, brisket, sauce, and a layer of melted cheese.

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Meet #anovafoodnerd Carey Copeling, Cooking Zero to Sous Vide Cookbook Hero

One fateful day, while browsing Facebook, I caught a post from a client and friend, Chris, who posted: “If you love fish and steak, buy an Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, it will change your life.” I did, and it did. I purchased my first sous vide machine from Anova in October 2015, and over the past two years, I’ve been cooking up a storm. Throwing dinner parties, once a thing I truly dreaded and never seemed to get right, is now one of my favorite things to do.

In July of this year, two big things happened to me – first, I got married to my lovely wife Mel – and second, I was given the opportunity to write a sous vide cookbook – The Effortless Sous Vide Cookbook. It features over 100 recipes ranging from sauces and marinades to bison tenderloin to salted caramel cheesecake, all made possible with my trusty Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker.

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Pick your Perfect Menu for a Killer Holiday Sous Vide Brunch

Gather your friends, family, and crew and spend this holiday weekend basking in a full-on sous vide brunch bonanza. Pick your perfect menu from this selection of savory dishes, sweet bites, and perfectly-crafted bacon vodka that makes for a wicked Bloody Mary. Check out what our incredible #anovafoodnerd family is serving this holiday season, and whip up a wonderful meal easier than ever with your Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker.

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Choose Your Holiday Sous Vide Masterpiece with these Killer Dishes

Do your holiday dinner party right. Choose from these incredibly-delicious main course options and take advantage of cooking with your Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker. Step out of the kitchen and sit back with your friends and family, enjoying those special festive moments, and cook worry-free knowing your main dish is coming out perfectly every time.

Choose from perfectly-cooked prime rib, juicy pork loin stuffed with provolone and herbs, tender ham, or flavor-packed pork belly porchetta. There are no wrong answers here! Get the recipes below.

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Stress-Free Sous Vide Prime Rib from #anovafoodnerd Jeff Akin

Prime rib (or standing rib roast or beef ribeye roast or whatever you want to call it) is the quintessential “special occasion” meal. When prepared correctly, it’s a grand culinary masterpiece. When under-seasoned or over-cooked, it’s a really expensive “meh,” especially if you’ve splurged on actual USDA prime-grade beef.

Fear not, with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, you get perfect prime rib every time, with less than an hour of active cooking time. For us, “perfect” means medium rare, but you can easily adjust to your preference. (See the Anova time and temp guide to find your “perfect.”)

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