Archive for the ‘cooking’ Category

Lovely

22Apr17

My wife took me out to the ‘Supper Club‘ at the newly opened Waitrose in Haywards Heath earlier this week. I wouldn’t be writing about it here if the Daily Mail hadn’t done a hatchet job review that totally misaligns with own experience. The title of this post comes from the head chef’s introduction to […]


TL;DR Meat can be cooked safely at well below 100C, and comes out better for it, so why do cook books and TV chefs never suggest it? Background I love to eat and I love to cook, which is one of the reasons that I made my own temperature controlled sous vide water bath – […]


I’ve been very happy with the results from my Raspberry Pi controlled water bath for sous vide cooking, but I knew that the control loop could be improved. Past runs show fairly continued oscillation: I’ve been keeping track of the average power for my control loop, which has been coming out at 22%. So i […]


Sunday Roast

05May13

After some success with low temperature cooking sous vide style with my Raspberry Pi controlled water bath I had a go today at doing slow roasted pork belly[1], which came out well. After some questions on twitter I though I’d go through the standard recipes and techniques I use for the rest of the meal. […]


Last week I cooked tri-tip with my Raspberry Pi controlled water bath. This week I used a much more ordinary cut, some topside from my local Co-Op supermarket that had cost me just over £5 for 1.6kg. Some time ago I stopped buying this kind of meat because if you cook it per the instructions […]


I cooked tri-tip with my Raspberry Pi controlled sous vide water bath today. It came out brilliantly – on a par with the best Chateaubriand I’ve had (which for the record was at Casa Ferlin in Zurich – well worth a visit if you’re ever in that neck of the woods). The meat I got […]


Sous vide steak

02Apr13

After making my Raspberry Pi controlled hot water bath over the weekend I’ve been itching to try it out. I got my chance this evening when cooking some steak for dinner. I get my steaks mail order from Donald Russell, so they come shock frozen and vacuum packed – so the ‘sous vide’ part is […]