The Food Lab
—the molecular arrangement of the atoms making up the protein is such that regions of the protein are electromagnetically repulsed by the polar charge of water. You’ll need 3–4 oz (75–100 grams) of raw tuna per person. Slice the tuna into roughly equal-sized portions, since you’ll be cooking them one or two at a time.
With Mellow’s system, home cooks can tell Mellow what you want to cook and how you like it prepared. Once the user loads the machine with ingredients, Mellow knows what to do from the moment the food is placed inside the water bath. Sous vide devices have been available to home cooks for some time, but most are offered as “immersion circulators” that largely supplement traditional stovetop cooking. But it’s not just insects that offer an alternative protein source.
- Wait until the standing time is over before you check that the cooking