sous vide

[ soo veed ]

  1. the technique of cooking ingredients in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch, usually for a long time at a low temperature.

Origin of sous vide

First recorded in 1985–90; from French: literally, “under vacuum”

Other words from sous vide

  • sous-vide, adjective, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for sous-vide


/ (ˌsuːˈviːd) /

  1. denoting a form of catering in which food is cooked slowly in a plastic bag, vacuum-packed, and then frozen until required

Origin of sous-vide

French, literally: under vacuum

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