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Modernist Creamed Spinach

January 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Making a steak dinner – carrot soup, sous vide steak, heaps of shallots, strawberry gelato and mango panna cotta for dessert – but needed an extra side for the steak. Huge bag of spinach in the fridge, MCAH recommends creamed spinach as a side for the steak – OK, while it sounds like food from […]

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Third Sous Vide Attempt – Fried Chicken

January 14th, 2013 · No Comments

The short version of the post: I made the MCAH fried chicken and the Science of Good Cooking double-fried french fries. Both worked out, it was delicious, I’d do it again. The long version of this post: In what seemed like a good idea at the time, after deep frying the steaks last night, D […]

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Second Sous Vide Attempt – Steak

January 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Since our previous sous vide attempt worked out pretty well with chicken, we had some ribeyes in the freezer that have been calling our name all week. I’ve been experimenting with multiple different steak cooking methods in the last little while. I’ve always found steak really hard to cook properly, and I don’t have access […]

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First sous vide attempt

January 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ever since picking up a copy of Modernist Cuisine at Home, I’ve been dying to try some sous vide cooking. So in December, I picked up a Hamilton Beach Manual Slow Cooker – I think it was on sale at the time for about $16. To go with it, I also picked up a Dorkfood.com […]

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