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Sous-Vide Intensive

May 12th, 2009 · 6 Comments · sous vide

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Nils and Dave teach three Advanced Studies courses at The FCI: Hydrocolloids, Harold McGee Lecture Series, and the first class of 2009—Sous-Vide. The two-day Sous-Vide Intensive covers the “what” and history of low temperature and sous-vide cooking (read on for more on why they’re not synonymous), and then spends the majority […]

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Good Old Rib-Sticking Eggplant Parm–with Tech

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · eggplant

Posted by Dave Arnold At the FCI we constantly hammer home that technology isn’t only for cutting-edge food. New techniques are just as helpful with old-style comfort food. My wife wanted eggplant parm for Mother’s Day. Eggplant is notorious for becoming greasy. It is a sponge. I used our vacuum machine to make it better. […]

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FCI Student Demo (February 3, 2009)

May 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Purpose: Demonstration of how to use technology to improve and expand your dishes Techniques: Vacuum-infusion, Distillation (rotovap), Carbonation, Hydrocolloids, Hot Pokerage… For the February Nils & Dave demo for student and alumni at The FCI, we decided that the theme should be: delicious food… and drink… using technology. Any demo that […]

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