Great British Chefs Sous-Vide- Cooking


This is a great site if you want to learn about Sous Vide Cookery, it requires membership but there is a free membership that restricts the amount of recipes available each day to five, but I'm sure that should be sufficient for the home cook. The silver and gold memberships offer unlimited and other benefits for both grades and in my view are very reasonably priced.

The sous vide method takes its name from the French for 'under vacuum'. Vacuum sealing is, therefore, an integral part of the process. There are two types of vacuum sealer: chamber and bar sealers. In this video we show you how to use a bar sealer, a simpler version of vacuum packing. Unlike the chamber sealer which creates a complete vacuum around the bag, the bar sealer simply sucks the air from the bag. This means that liquids must not be present in the bag as they will be sucked into the machine and damage it.