1. Indonesian marinated tuna steak

    There is a wide range of fish to choose from fresh and salt water varieties; and then variations on those, it’s a virtual flow chart of delicious fishes and their relations. But today we’ll speak about tuna, a fresh and light fish; high in nutrients and full of those good fats that keep our hearts and brains healthy. Like with other types of meat marinades keep fish and seafood from drying out and the oil helps keep them from sticking…

  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. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Brining meat for juicy BBQ

    brining meat vacuvita

    Brining is the process of soaking meat in a solution of salt, sugar and water. In doing so the meat absorbs extra liquid and flavour, resulting in a juicier, more flavourful end product and is particularly handy for leaner cuts of meat. Ok, but which meats can I brine? Only any meat you can possibly think of. Beef! Pork! Venison! Bison, what are more meats?! Poultry benefits greatly from the brining process. Large roasts, racks of ribs, anything you may be…

  8. Waste not, want not – freezing eggs

    freezing eggs vacuvita

    Many recipes call for either yolks or whites. How many times have you washed egg whites down the drain while only using the yolk; like in pasta carbonara? How often have you thrown away 6 perfectly good tediously separated yolks after using the whites for meringue? So much waste! Think of the times you thought you had eggs but didn’t and had to drop everything and to go to the supermarket; infuriating. Did you know that in a home freezer,…

  9. How to store potatoes

    storing potatoes vacuvita

    We all want to be economical, right? We want to strike while the iron is hot and get the best deal on everything we can. But what happens when you end up with 10 kilos of potatoes? Classic storage methods state that you can put them in a cool, dry and dark place and they will stay fresh. It seems easy by design but can still be tricky because when not stored properly, your potatoes could go to waste. Fortunately,…

  10. Homemade pasta and how to keep it fresh

    homemade pasta recipe vacuvita

    Dо уоu like pasta? Have you ever considered making it at home? Most people think that a machine is required to make their own pasta whilst others think it is too dіffісult tо duрlісаtе at home using crude means. However, even the mоѕt inexperienced сооk can lеаrn hоw to make grеаt раѕtа at hоmе. The result will be a сulіnаrу delight that rivals dishes created at the highest-rated rеѕtаurаntѕ on the рlаnеt. All you need is: * Thrее large eggs…