From the creator of the first affordable sous vide machine comes this easy-to-follow cookbook that clearly illustrates how to harness the power of sous vide technology (the process of slow cooking ingredients to perfect tenderness using immersion circulation) to achieve restaurant-quality dishes, regardless of skill level.
Sous vide has been a popular cooking technique in restaurants for years, offering tender and succulent dishes cooked to perfection, but until recently home cooks were unable to re-create these at home due to the restrictive cost and size of the sous vide machine. Now, with the advent of portable and affordable sous vide machines, this method is fast becoming one of the hottest trends in home cooking.Sous Vide at Home, by the CEO and founder of Nomiku--which produces the best-selling machine on the market--offers a much-needed accessible cookbook for a diverse audience, from home chefs to tech-minded millennials. The elegant design paired with recipes such as Halibut Tacos with Avocado Crema, Pomegranate Molasses Short Ribs, and Lemon Saffron Tart, makesSous Vide at Home both essential and timeless.
About the Author
Lisa Q. Fetterman is the founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first home sous vide immersion circulator machine on the market. Lisa has been featured in Wired, Make, CNET and Forbes, and was named on both Forbes and Zagat Survey’s 30 Under 30 lists for her pioneering work in the food space. Lisa has worked at some of the top restaurants in the country including Babbo and Jean-Georges in New York and Saison in San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco where she employs her hunger-inducing recipe blog and infectious personality to fuel Nomiku’s momentum.
"Food has changed. Cooking has changed. Now we must choose our guides to show us the new ways of creating fantastic meals, and one of my favorite guides is the visionary Lisa Fetterman, who has such dynamic zeal for the act of cooking that it is hard not to follow her ebullient lead. Sous Vide at Home gives every home cook the techniques and recipes they need to revolutionize the way they make food."
--Hugh Acheson, author of A New Turn in the South and chef/owner of Five & Ten, Empire State South, The National, and The Florence
"Lisa is an obsessive visionary who just wants to make the modern world a tastier, inspired place. As a curious home cook turned neurotic chef, bringing professional techniques into the home kitchen is always a thrill. The ability to cook sous vide with an immersion circulator on and off the clock excites me to no end!"
--Christina Tosi, chef/founder/owner of Milk Bar
"Lisa has taken what is viewed as the chef's trick and turned it into another great tool for the home cook. With great recipes and easy to follow instructions, Sous Vide at Home will make Nomiku the new crockpot."
--Chris Cosentino, Top Chef Masters winner and chef/owner of Cockscomb
"Sous Vide at Home is a welcome introduction to the most important kitchen innovation of recent times: precise low-temperature cooking, which makes it easier than ever for chefs and home cooks alike to get consistently delicious results."
--Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking
"A great compendium of delicious techniques culled from restaurant innovation and brought to the home in a fashion that simplifies cooking a meal rather than complicating it."
--Lars Williams, research and development chef at noma
"This is a terrific introduction to one of the most popular new cooking tools, and a fine accompaniment to the appliance."
"Any chef worth her kosher salt will tell you that sous vide (or, cooking vacuum-sealed food in a water bath at a controlled temperature) is a miracle technique and easier than you think. Lisa Fetterman's book makes the technique remarkably approachable with recipes that would be interesting and worthwhile even if sous vide didn't make them easy enough to make in your sleep."
--Susan T Chang, NPR