The transference conjecture
November 8, 2011 8:08 AM Subscribe
I'm curious if cooking sous-vide could improve on being lazy and well fed, but discussing the technique with my gf she asked reasonable questions I can't find the answer to.
posted by monocultured to food & drink (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Specifically, she wondered if it's not possible to use a water bath in the oven to achieve the same effect (it seems to be, only less convenient) or why not forgo the water bath and just use a grill bag — such as these
— and pop the thing into the oven at low temperature?
I'm not sure about the latter scenario. My oven goes down to 50°C which seems usable for some sous-vide cooking, but I have a feeling that it's the difference between convection and radiation that makes the difference. Am I an the right track? Also, would a convection oven work better, and would it be good enough for sous-vide-style cooking?
For what it's worth, in my specifik case I'd only be cooking vegan food so the practicality of running the oven for 72h ribs is less important than getting crisp asparagus.