1. Homemade venison jerky

    With hunting season upon us the market will soon be flooded with venison; unless you are, or you know an outdoorsman, in which case the meat will come straight to you. And there could be a lot so what is the best way to store it? We’ve mentioned before that when freezing food, air is the enemy and by removing it you protect your food against freezer burn and extend it’s longevity. We at Vacuvita recommend that you section your venison…

  2. What’s ‘in’ this autumn

    With fashion week drawing near many of us are anxious to see the showcase of new trends from emerging artists and designers all over the world. The most classic and cutting edge of all fall collections however, comes from Nature. Her bold colour palate never fails to impress even the most cynical among us. Besides the changing of the leaves a lot more goes on in the autumn showcase, that we don’t even realise. With every changing season her new…

  3. Buried culinary treasure

    Truffles are a type mushroom or tuber. What is a tuber? Who knows? But here is what we do know: They grow underground. They are infamously difficult to find. Most people, when asked if they like truffles, are very clear and concise. There is no in between when it comes to the truffle experience. They give off an earthy, pungent, garlic-like aroma. Invoking a very strong love or hate reaction. Truffle lovers will enjoy this simple and yet very satisfying recipe.…

  4. Best way of storing fresh fish

    Nothing beats eating fresh fish; but did you know that fresh fish, properly prepared and packaged will last in the freezer for up to and exceeding two years? Here is how. Step 1: Get your hands on some good fish. Pro tip: Buy your fish from a specialist. They will have handled it with the upmost care and respect up to and including point of purchase. Intermediate pro tip: Don’t be tricked into buying garbage fish. If you find a…

  5. Red wine poached pears

    sous vide pear vacuvita

    Whether you’re aiming to impress a date or simply looking for new dessert recipes to try, this red wine poached pear is a go-to sous vide dessert. Fruit is a staple of many desserts due to its abundance of natural sweetness, so we limit the added sugar in this recipe to just 1 cup since the pears already contain quite a bit and the dry red wine will help level out the sweetness. While it may look like a work…

  6. Dried fruits for long-term storage

    dried fruit storage vacuvita

    Squirrels work tirelessly stockpiling food for winter; why don’t we? Let’s say hypothetically you’ve been to the market; like the urban squirrel you are, bought all the seasonal organic fruits, berries and veggies you could carry. Now you’re sitting there with enough food to feed an army; but, you have a normal sized family and they cannot eat so much. So unless you do something about it, you’re going to have to throw it all away. Then the third world…

  7. Vacuvita Chef: Delicate summer-fall transition with chowder soup

    chowder soup vacuvita

    I can easily say chowder is my favorite soup and if you haven’t tried it before, now is the time to do so. It is not just a soup; it is the Holy of soups. Hearty and warm, nourishing to the soul and if you are looking for a starter to impress your friends, look no further than the recipe below. Variations of chowder can be seafood, fish or vegetable but what makes it special, is that the ingredients are boiled in milk…

  8. Bring saffron into your culinary life

    Store saffron in Vacuvita containers

    Saffron is extracted from the species ‘Crocus Sativus’ and it’s crimson threads are absolutely the most expensive spice in the world. It grows almost exclusively in a belt stretching from Spain to India with 90-95% of all saffron coming from Iran. It is hand harvested on plantations where it has been growing naturally from the beginning of time. Hand picking the crocuses is imperative to preserving and protecting the delicate threads which naturally vary in quality; meaning it also takes…

  9. Make sushi the proper way

    Sushi recipe by Vacuvita

    Sushi. We wouldn’t go so far to sat that it’s easy but it’s not too hard. It is however what you call a labour of love. It requires patience, and understanding and fresh clean ingredients. The food originated from Japan and has become exceedingly popular in recent years allowing for hordes of ‘all you can eat’ sushi joints and ready-made supermarket produce. While the idea is nice and they’re bringing sushi to the masses it’s also being filled with preservatives…

  10. The ultimate cherry pie challenge

    homemade cherry pie vacuvita

    Life is like a bowl of cherries until you’re faced with some trivial problems like metric conversion. Set your heart on making a particular recipe and you pull out your measuring utensils and are met with frustration and confusion. Your instruments are metric. . . your recipe is imperial or vice versa. . . and now what? What is a cup and how can you be expected to know how to convert this information without ruining this cherry pie you’re craving…