4 best sous vide machines for cooking restaurant-quality food, according to professional chefs

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You don’t have to be a Michelin-star chef to master the technique of sous vide in the kitchen. This French method, in which food cooks in a vacuum-sealed bag typically placed in temperature-controlled water, allows for cooking a range of meats, fish and produce — from steak au poivre and halibut, to barbecue tofu and caramelized onions. Using this cooking method, foods retain their moisture, “resulting in a moister final product,” explains chef Daniel Carpenter of virtual restaurant operator Nextbite, who develops the company’s restaurant concepts and menus. The result is often a perfectly-cooked cut of just about anything, and at price you can often stomach: For example, the highly recommended Anova Precision Sous Vide cooker with WiFi is on sale at Williams Sonoma for $139.95. Here are our chef-recommended picks for sous vide equipment:

Simple to use and affordable

Anova Precision Sous Vide Cooker with Wifi

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Edible Chook’s Nest

Add comma separated listing of components to incorporate in recipe. There is not any set rotation, per se, however I tend to decide on dishes that I could make ahead, so that I can deal with my visitors when they arrive. That usually interprets into one-pot meals—or DIY meals like hot pots (which is a favorite) that guests can cook themselves. I additionally use my Sunday suppers to experiment with dishes I’ve tried or examine. I’m an avid reader, including of cookbooks. I like to experiment with spices that I pick up on my travels. I normally decide a central theme: bouillabaisse! Moroccan tagine! Paella! And then I am going to go from there with side dishes, cocktails, and sweets. Lately, I have been actually into cooking regional Chinese language delicacies, so one dinner might give attention to the flavors of Yunnan, and one other on Sichuan or Shanghainese delicacies … Read More

5 Ways To Cook With Parchment Paper

Fish with salad

Fish with salad

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Parchment paper is used to line baking pans as it is coated with silicon, which makes it non-stick – ideal for baking cookies and brownies. But parchment paper also makes a nifty cooking tool, especially if you don’t have any plates or, more likely, don’t want to wash up. Do not confuse parchment paper with waxed paper which will burn and melt when it comes in contact with fire and heat. Here are five ways to use parchment paper in your everyday cooking.

1. Cook en papillote

Oui, that’s French for cooking in a packet. Fashion one from a square of parchment paper by folding it in half. Next, place your ingredients in the centre where the folding line is, fold over both sides and fasten with beaten egg white. Or cut a circular or heart shape out of the paper and twist and fold

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FNAF Meets Cooking Mama In PS1-Inspired Fast Food Horror Game

Happy’s Humble Burger Farm is a mix of survival horror and fast food simulator complete with FNAF vibes and wrapped in a PS1-style package.

The latest horror title to hit Steam, Happy’s Humble Burger Farm, brings players into a PS1-style fast food simulator with a terrifying twist perfect for Five Nights at Freddy’s fans, especially with Security Breach‘s release date right around the corner. While October and its Halloween celebrations are already in the past, this eerie simulator released at the beginning of December still seeks to bring a frightful vibe to its players. Fans may recognize the game’s publisher, tinyBuild, from other popular indie titles such as Hello Neighbor and Graveyard Keeper.

There has been a recent surge in the horror gaming community involving the usage of retro PS1-era graphics, trading the disturbing detail of games like Dead Space for a more minimal approach that

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