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You've never cooked sous vide before, and it's unlike any kind of cooking you've done in the past. Where should you start? What should you cook first? Here's a simple, no-nonsense guide to the essential tools, plus some basic foods and techniques that should be at the top of any first-time sous vide cook's list—the ones that will show you results beyond anything you've achieved through more traditional methods.

How to Get Started With Sous Vide Cooking

Sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is the fancy name for a set-it-and-forget-it way of cooking. Seal your ingredients in a plastic bag, cook them in water then pour yourself a drink and relax. Your steaks will be the stuff of legend.

Glazed sous-vide carrots. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]...

Sous Vide Glazed Carrots

Sous Vide Glazed Carrots Recipe - also try: Full size carrots with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. for Finish in a hot skillet with a little of the bag juice.

Sous Vide Your Way to the Juiciest, Most Flavor-Packed Corn on the Cob | Serious Eats

Sous Vide Your Way to the Juiciest, Most Flavor-Packed Corn on the Cob

Sous Vide Your Way to the Juiciest, Most Flavor-Packed Corn on the Cob Serious Eats

10 Sous-Vide Recipes to Try ASAP via @PureWow

10 Sous-Vide Recipes to Try ASAP

10 Sous-Vide Recipes to Try ASAP Time to meet the most game-changing food trend of Sous-vide cooking. It’s a fancy French technique that involves sealing your food in a plastic bag, then cooking it slowly in a water bath.

Simple Sous Vide Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast Recipe - try adding a little culinary lavendar to the bag before you put in the sous vide bath.. it's crazy good!

Simple Sous Vide Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast Recipe - try adding a little culinary lavendar to the bag before you put in the sous vide bath. it's crazy good!

How to Sous Vide an Egg at Home. These are the instructions at Chow for how to poach an egg in plastic wrap, which reduces mess. (Note to SCA friends: this is the method we use at Pennsic and other camping events.)

How to Sous Vide an Egg at Home

Sous-Vide, Deep-Fried Turkey Porchetta (You Want This on Your #Thanksgiving Table)

The Food Lab: Deep-Fried Sous Vide Turkey Porchetta (You Want This on Your Thanksgiving Table)

Serious Eats: The Food Lab: Sous-Vide, Deep-Fried Turkey Porchetta (Turchetta)

Seared Sous Vide-Style Tri-Tip  - teal a chef technique without the fancy equipment: This is Nick Kokonas' trick for cooking sous vide at home. The tri-tip roast cooks slowly and gently in a sealed bag submerged in barely hot water, resulting in luscious, juicy beef. It’s then grilled until nicely charred and rested for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.Recipe on Food & Wine

Seared Sous Vide-Style Tri-Tip

Seared Sous Vide-Style Tri-Tip from Food & Wine. Sous-vide is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment.

When we think of the perfect shrimp, it’s this sous vide jumbo shrimp scampi, cooked in the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker with butter, lemon and garlic, then broiled with bread crumbs on top. - great recipe. Left off the breadcrumbs and froze the butter to make it easier to seal the bag. Make again.

Sous Vide Jumbo Shrimp Scampi

When we think of the perfect shrimp, it’s this sous vide jumbo shrimp scampi, cooked in the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker with butter, lemon and garlic, then broiled with bread crumbs on top. Left off the breadcrumbs and froze the butte

easy sous vide omelet

Easy Sous Vide Omelet with Parmesan and Herbs

5-ingredient Butternut Squash & Apple Soup (sous vide recipe)

Fresh fall ingredients, cooked together sous vide, make for a surprisingly sophisticated soup.

Sous Vide One Bag Chicken Curry

Sous Vide One Bag Chicken Curry