1. Vacuvita Chef: The secret to delicious homemade pizza

    homemade pizza vacuvita

    How many times did you want to make pizza but changed your mind only because of the dough? I did it many times for this very reason until one day when I came across an interesting combination of dough and dried herbs. Since that day, my whole idea of making pizza has had an unexpected turn. How it’s done Mix 3 cups of flour with 1 1/2 cup of hot water and 10 gr of yeast, which have first been…

  2. Foie Gras pâté for culinary delight

    foie gras sous vide recipe

    Foie Gras is a luxury food item that is made of the liver of a duck or goose, popular the world over for its rich, buttery and delicate texture unlike any other liver. It is typically sold whole and then can be prepared as a mousse, parfait or (our favorite) pâté. Foie gras is difficult to find in many countries and should only come from a farm that has found a sustainable way of making it, without force-feeding. Should you get…

  3. Refreshing sous vide limoncello cocktail

    sous vide cocktail vacuvita

    Limoncello is a most delicious and refreshing lemon liqueur that is produced mainly in southern Italy and served cold as an after-dinner digestivo. It is made from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, zest is the peels without the pith. The yellow but not white. The zest is then steeped in rectified spirit (just plain alcohol) until the oil is released resulting in a radioactive looking yellow liquid. This liquid is then combined with a simple sugar/water syrup. This…

  4. How to make a good espresso

    Recently people have entered the realm of ‘coffee elitism.’ Like micro breweries coffee shops have been popping up all over the place, each one like the next claiming to have the best melanges and brews, whether you like fruity aromas or something seriously dark and menacing, everyone has their favorites. Some people have even gone ‘coffee alchemist’ ordering beans from around the world creating and roasting their own blends at home. But do you know what it takes to make…

  5. Sophisticated French macarons in easy steps

    macarons recipe vacuvita

    French macarons are delicate weightless cookies with a crunchy exterior which gives way to a sticky, chewy texture in your mouth and can be filled with anything from frosting and caramel to curd and ganache. They are delicious and at €2 a piece they are pricey but they are worth it. Just on the off chance though that you wanted to try your hand at a centuries old patisserie technique though, we’ve done the honour of finding you a nice…

  6. Vacuvita Chef: Mini quiche to please the guests

    mini quiche recipe vacuvita

    Refrigerate a bottle of white or rosé wine, call your friends and invite them to your place. Meanwhile put your kitchen apron on and cook some tasty bites to suit with a relaxing atmosphere. By tasty I mean some mini quiche that I consider the best choice for a Friday in or any occasion you plan on a gathering with your friends. Preparation Rub between the fingers and then between the hands 125 grams of butter with 200 grams of…

  7. Let’s make ice cream!

    homemade strawberry ice cream vacuvita

    Young and old alike, most people turn to ice cream when the weather is hot. It is available in every supermarket and it comes in every flavour and combination conceivable. But did you know how incredibly easy it is to make; and that with a little bit of time and very few ingredients you can make ice cream with your kids at home? What You’ll Need * 1 serving  – You should provide the following for each participant. Ice cubes 1…

  8. Creme Brûlée en sous vide a la Vacuvita

    creme brulee sous vide vacuvita

    Creme Brûlée is an English dessert (with a french name) which translated means ‘Burnt Cream’. It’s a custard based vanilla flavoured treat with a candied layer of burnt caramel on top. We at Vacuvita have found a nice little recipe of a delectable dessert using your sous vide machine and some mason jars. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 small mason jars 160g egg yolk (if you follow our blog you may have some in your freezer) 90g fine granulated sugar,…

  9. How to store caviar

    black caviar storage vacuvita

    Caviar is one of the most luxurious foods in the world. It is acquired from fish with the best one coming from sturgeon. The eggs are harvested from mature fish, no less than 10 years old, intercepted, on their way up river to spawn. The most expensive caviar ever harvested what was said to have been from a 100 year old fish and that her eggs sold for no less than $1000 an ounce. This is food to be savoured!…

  10. Non food sealing for long term protection

    non food sealing vacuvita

    In the past, to protect documents and identification people would laminate them. Unfortunately, due to increased security features on such documents and general pickiness, this is a no-no. In fact, it’s destruction of government property and comes with a fine. ‘But it’s my drivers license!’ No, it isn’t; that’s why it can be revoked. Marriage licenses. Divorce settlements. Property Deeds. Wills. Birth certificates. Warranties. Your first love letter. Photos; even money, should you actually have an excessive amount of it…