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Sous Vide Cookbooks to Become a Sous Vide Cooking Pro

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Sous Vide Cookbooks to Become a Sous Vide Cooking Pro
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With the advent of appliances such as the personal robotic sous vide chef, sous vide has found its place in home kitchens around the world. More than ever curious cooks want to replicate restaurant-quality dishes at home but navigating the waters of sous vide can be tricky.

While cooking food in vacuum sealed bags submerged in water is a thrilling prospect many questions still remain: Do I need to invest in a high-end vacuum sealer? What temperature should I use? Which old-school recipes adapt well to sous vide? How should I season the food to be cooked? Can I cook an entire meal sous vide?

Home cooks will find all the answers to these and other pressing questions with these sous vide cookbooks geared at mastering the art of sous vide. Here is a compilation of sous vide cookbooks for cooks of all levels, from those who work in professional kitchens to beginners who have just started to embrace this revolutionary style of cooking. Plus, 5 sous vide recipes you need to master.

'Under Pressure' by Thomas Keller

It's hard to believe that Thomas Keller's iconic Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide was published six years ago. The comprehensive cookbook breaks down why and how  you should be using this modern cooking technique. You'll learn how to make succulent short ribs, divine seafood dishes and even pick up a few tips and tricks for cooking fruits and veggies. The cookbook is perfect for professional cooks seeking to advance their sous vide skills.

'Sous Vide for the Home Cook' by Douglas Baldwin

As the name indicates, Sous Vide for the Home Cook is a cookbook designed with the home cook in mind. Author Douglas Baldwin is a sous vide pro and shares his expertise with beginners looking for step-by-step instructions. You'll find a comprehensive chart of cooking times for meats, chicken, fish, eggs, fruit and veggies. With 200 recipes to choose from, you'll have plenty of fun in the kitchen whipping up everything from steaks to custards and sauces.

'Codlo Sous-Vide Guide & Recipes' by Grace Lee

Beginners and pros will fall in love with the beautiful photography in Codlo Sous-Vide Guide & Recipes: The ultimate guide to cooking sous-vide by Grace Lee. Photographer Xi Yen Tan captures captivating shots that illustrate the pros of cooking sous vide - tender, moist, melt-in-your mouth meats with delectable sauces. You'll learn how sous vide works, what cooking temperature to use and how to cook a wide range of foods. After reading you may want to pick up a Codlo, a nifty device that regulates the temperature of rice cookers and slow cookers.

'Modernist Cuisine at Home' by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet

Regarded by many as the bible to sous vide cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home delivers exceptional guidance for home cooks. You'll understand the science behind vacuum cooking and learn how to compose restaurant-quality dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen. The images are tempting beyond belief and will inspire you to make everything from the ultimate burger to old-school favorites like mac and cheese, comforting soups and plenty of meat and fish dishes.

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