This book on Sous-vide cuisine explains everything you need to make the most of all the advantages that sous-vide can give modern-day cookery. This book is simply a collection of all the knowledge and some of the results from the famous restaurant El Celler de Can Roca. Sous-vide cuisine, an ideal technique for improving low-temperature cooking over very long periods with surprising results in terms of taste, hygiene and production.
Sous-vide as a CULINARY TECHNIQUE and not merely a conservation procedure. This is the first premise of this work. There still seems to be a certain reticence that associates the sous-vide process with industrial practices and aims that are exclusively based on profit, productivity and preservation of a product for as long as possible. But beyond these practical advantages, the sous-vide process responds to objectives that are much more closely aligned with the culinary arts, such as: the quest for maximum quality. Joan Roca and Salvador Brugués’ main interest in the application of sous-vide has always been in the improvement of the cooking process, with the goal of minimizing the aggressive effects that traditional systems produce. Uniting the fundamentals of conservation and sous-vide preparation, Joan and Salvador establish a new culinary technique that, although requiring rigorous training to master, once understood permits the obtainment of great results, both in regard to quality and the presentation of the preparations, as well as an organizational, practical aspect of the kitchen and restaurant as a whole. Thus, they propose a new work system that, among other revolutionary advantages, allows for the rapid cooking of sous-vide products upon order during the regular service time of the restaurant. Following the approach of the authors, throughout the book they describe the characteristics of conservation, the preparation and the sous-vide cooking process to, in the end, discover the numerous advantages and spectacular results obtained using this technique with the recipes of El Celler de Can Roca: the best example of sous-vide “haute cuisine.