Reduce by Half Episode 2: Sous Vide Cooking

Welcome to Episode 2 of Reduce by Half: Sous Vide Cooking. In this episode we explain what exactly Sous-Vide Cooking is and why it’s so great. We also share two simple recipes to make sous vide. Listen to the episode by using the player below or click here to listen on iTunes. Keep reading for the recipes we used in this episode, a bit more information on sous vide cooking, and a link on where you can buy your own sous vide cooker.


Sous Vide Recipes

Sous Vide Steak

Steak is excellent when you make it sous vide. Here’s our simple recipe for making a sous vide steak with your favorite grilling steak. Get the full recipe on our recipe page.

Sous Vide Steak Recipe Card

Sous Vide Chicken Breast

Here’s the easy recipe on how to make a juicy and flavorful boneless skinless chicken breast using a sous vide cooker. See our recipe page for the full recipe.

A recipe to make boneless skinless chicken breasts in a sous vide cooker.

More Sous Vide Resources

If you’re looking for a slightly more in-depth explanation of sous vide cooking, you can visit our Flavor School Sous Vide cooking page. We go through a sous vide cook step by step, and provide pictures showing what the process looks like. There are also some excellent resources around the web, but our favorite sous vide resource is Serious Eats. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, their managing culinary editor is a huge proponent and wrote an introductory article about Sous Vide cooking that is a good read. As mentioned in the podcast, we also highly recommend his book “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.” If you follow that link, you can purchase the book through Amazon and help us out with a a small commission.

Get Your Own Sous Vide Cooker

We use an Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker. It’s one of the first sous vide cookers specifically made for home cooks, and in our experience, it works great. You can buy your own Anova Sous Vide Cooker from Amazon, and, like the book, if you use that link, we’ll receive a small portion of your purchase. It’s much appreciated!


Thanks for listening – if you have any questions about sous vide cooking, or tips to share, please leave us a comment below. We also appreciate feedback about the podcast in general, we’re still new at this, so your suggestions are helpful! If you’d like to get this podcast on a regular basis, please, subscribe to Reduce by Half on iTunes by following this link. We’ll see you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats!

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