1. Trick or treat the Vacuvita way

    Whatever you want to call it it’s right around the corner. For many (this writer included) Halloween is the end all be all in celebrations; it is, if you will, our prom and most of us treat it accordingly. With crisp fall air giving birth to excitement as we prepare ourselves and our little ghosts and goblins for the big night. There isn’t another celebration that consistently brings out the kid in us quite like Halloween does. From planning our costumes…

  2. How to store fresh basil

    ‘Sweet’ or Genovese basil has a subtle peppery flavour which gives way to a slightly sweet, aromatic flavour. When used in cooking it should be added at the end; as heat removes the flavour and cooking it for too long makes it bitter. Basil, is extremely popular in Italian cuisine but is notoriously difficult to keep fresh, turning black and wilting at a most astonishing rate. However we have ways of keeping it fresh. #1 The Very Best Method Hand’s…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Next level picnicking with Vacuvita

    fresh food picnic vacuvita

    Ever wanted to go on a picnic with a friend, your partner or loved one? Painstakingly you’ve planed a meal and thoughtfully placed it into little plastic boxes, stacked and transported everything to the perfect spot. The place with the perfect view over the park and the fountain, were you plan to eat a nice meal and watch the sunset and fireworks. Or it was a beautiful sunny day when you wanted to hit the beach? You planned and packed…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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!…