I first heard about sous vide cooking — and tasted its potential — at my dear friends’ home in Los Angeles. They’re both cooking aficionados and sous vide regularly for their family and guests. Since those first delicious bites a few years ago, I started spotting sous vide features at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Hmmm, there’s something to this, I thought, and set out to learn more.

This article for Forbes.com explores the wellness benefits of sous vide and the various ways to add it to your kitchen. It also touches on a few cautions to consider if you’re wanting to get into this cooking style — or if you already are and want to make sure you’re ‘sous viding’ safely.