Definition of sous vide in English:

sous vide


mass noun
  • The sous vide method of preserving food.

    ‘gourmet quality meals are ready in a snap using a cooking technology called sous vide’
    • ‘For home cooks like me, the main disadvantages of sous vide seem to be time and cost.’
    • ‘The newspaper reported that 8 restaurants have been approved to use sous vide in their kitchens.’

adjective & adverb

  • Involving or denoting a method of preserving food by partial cooking followed by vacuum-sealing and chilling.

    as adjective ‘a convection oven can be used in sous vide operations’
    as adverb ‘cooking sous vide’
    • ‘In addition to saving time, cooking the egg yolk sous vide opens up the opportunity to flavor the egg with herbs, salt, pepper, oil, or anything else while it cooks in the bag.’


French, literally ‘under vacuum’.


sous vide

/suː ˈviːd/