sous vide

adjective or adverb

: relating to or denoting a method of cooking food slowly in a vacuum-sealed pouch at a low temperature so as to retain most of the juice and aroma

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web So what’s the deal with sous vide? Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 17 Nov. 2020 Efforts are rewarded with farm-fresh meals, such as wagyu bone breath and charred carrot and parsnip salad, and health cooking classes themed around techniques like grilling and sous vide are offered the ranch’s sister property, the Farm, located five minutes down the road. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Jan. 2023 The options for sous vide cooking are endless. Elizabeth Briskin, Popular Mechanics, 28 Nov. 2022 The ultra-multifunctional Instant Pot can hold up to 6 quarts of food and comes with 28 preset program settings to act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, sterilizer, yogurt maker, sous vide, steamer, and rice cooker. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2022 An immersion circulator for sous vide cooking. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 17 Aug. 2022 Wanting to try sous vide cooking? Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021 The current menu features pork belly, which benefits from an 18-hour sous vide bath and exceptional banchan; the hen of the woods mushrooms introduce smoke, the apple kimchi brings the funk and the green garlic bolsters savoriness. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2023 Trotman was among the first commercial producers to take a culinary approach, cooking up concoctions in a professional chef’s kitchen equipped with ovens, dehydrators and sous vide devices. Baroness Sheri De Borchgrave, Robb Report, 19 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, literally, under vacuum

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sous vide was in 1986

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“Sous vide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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