Sous vide is a cooking method that involves putting food in sealed in a plastic pouch or glass jar and cooked with steam or a hot water bath at a carefully regulated temperature over an extended period of time. It’s an easy, healthy, convenient way to cooks. Want to know more? So did we! That’s why we researched the best-selling, top-rated cookbooks and put together our sous vide cookbook reviews. Before we get started, let’s look at some important features.
Format: Most of these books come in paperback, though we did find one great hardback option. There are pros and cons to both. Hardbacks hold up a little better but cookbooks tend to get messy and paperbacks are less expensive.
Pages: These books vary in length a lot. They run anywhere from 164 to 498 pages. Bear in mind that all of these books contain a lot of different information. Longer books obviously have more content.
Author: There’s a nice variety of expertise here. Some of these authors are passionate home chefs, others are chefs and restaurateurs who embraced sous vide long before it became trendy. Their approaches are different but they all teach you a lot.
Recipes: The number of recipes varies quite a bit ranging anywhere from 75 to 550! The more recipes, the more options you have, obviously, but you don’t really need a lot of recipes. You just need the right number of good ones.
Year Published: Most of these books were published between 2014 and 2018 which is to be expected as that’s around the time its popularity took off. We found one that was a bit ahead of its time published in 2008.
Explanation of Sous Vide: While all of these books include some kind of explanation about sous vide, some of them are a lot more in-depth than others. We explained further when necessary in the individual reviews.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move right into our sous vide cookbook buying guide. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you check out our top and budget picks. They’re right at the top of our list so you can’t miss them. These books are all so different, you should stick around as long as you can to make sure you don’t miss anything. Okay, are you ready? Let’s get cooking!