Definition of sous vide in US English:

sous vide


  • A method of treating food by partial cooking followed by vacuum-sealing and chilling.

    • ‘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.’

adverb & adjective

  • (of food or cooking) involving sous vide preparation.

    as adjective ‘a convection oven can be used in sous vide operations’
    as adverb ‘cooking cuisine 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

/ˌso͞o ˈvēd/