The Roca Brothers Launch Sous Vide Machine For Home Cooking

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 18th March 2016
The Roca brothers, of three Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Girona, Spain, have launched a new product that will enable cooks to sous vide in the comfort of their own home. The Rocook system gives the user precise temperature control, whilst being compact enough to fit in a standard sized kitchen. CdqZht_XIAAmGcfAfter many years of using low temperatures in the El Celler de Can Roca kitchen, the brothers wondered how they could bring it to the home, in an easy and practical way. “We started with a book, Cocina con Joan Roca a baja temperature (Cooking with Joan Roca at low temperatures), but then came a new question: Could you cook at home, easily, at a low temperature? We were aware that we needed to provide adequate tools for cooking in a simple and practical way in our home kitchens with this technique.” The Rocook website states.

>>> Take a look at the Sous Vide cooking time calculator

Alongside being used for sous vide, the Rocook can also fry, boil, confit and sauté, and in order to use the machine to it’s full potential, the owner of every Rocook receives a cookbook from Joan Roca, too. The machine can be used with any type of liquid, from water, broth or tea to oils, marinades, sauces, syrups or even wine.lowtemp6 “One of the most striking aspects is the kind of textures we can get. Meats become more mellow, juicy vegetables and fish can almost be eaten with a spoon. Thanks to the gentle cooking, food retains its juices and meat softens without losing its original flavour. “The low temperature helps to preserve the nutritional qualities of food. If also cooks vacuum products such as vegetables, not having to add water to the cooking, retains the minerals and vitamins, as well as its flavor, which would be lost once the vegetables are diluted in water. One of the great advantages is that we prevent oxidation, for example with artichokes, which darken when exposed to air.” The Rocook website says.

>>> Read: Cooking sous vide: good or bad for the industry?

Costing €399 (£312), the Rocook also gives the owner access to the Rocook website and app, offering recipes, videos and techniques varying in levels of difficulty, cooking time and dish type.

In these challenging times…

…the hospitality landscape has dramatically changed in the last two months, and with that our advertising revenues have all but expired, significantly impacting our business. Despite having to furlough a large portion of our staff, we are still delivering the valuable content and honest information, which hundreds of thousands of you come to The Staff Canteen for. We believe we have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs, are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector.

Your financial support means we remain independent and open to all. We were launched by a chef and remain the voice of chefs and other hospitality professionals.

We need your support to keep delivering the products and content that you love, giving you the platform to share opinions and inspiration. Every contribution whether big or small, means so much.
Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 18th March 2016

The Roca Brothers Launch Sous Vide Machine For Home Cooking