The Sous Vide Kitchen by Christina Wylie

The Sous Vide Kitchen by Christina Wylie

Looking to get into different cooking techniques, like sous vide? The Sous Vide Kitchen by Christina Wylie is really an excellent cookbook if you’re a sous vide novice. Myself, I got interested in this method as a way to cook perfect cuts of meat. The perfect steak, for example. I wanted a perfect medium-rare steak and my sous vide machine has given it to me.

I have to admit, though, that had this not been a reading copy given to me by NetGalley, I likely wouldn’t purchase it. Don’t get me wrong. It is a good cookbook and covers a lot of ground. Meats, Asian foods, veggies, desserts, infused drinks and oils. It is interesting stuff. But if you spend time online researching and reading? If you’ve been using your sous vide machine regularly for a few years? Ms. Wylie really isn’t breaking any new ground here. She’s got some wonderful things happening here but I’ve seen most of it all before. I say that with a tremendous amount of respect for her work. With that small bit of criticism aside, this is an utterly approachable and solid take on sous vide cooking.

My ‘To Make’ List

  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Honey Mustard Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash
  • Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
  • Spicy Thai Beef Salad
  • Herb-Infused Corn on the Cob
  • Penang Curry Chicken
  • Saffron, Vanilla, and White Wine Pears
  • Chile Oil
  • Lemongrass Water
  • Spiced Rum
  • Mojito Rum