Ever wonder what the proper pronunciation is for the word Sous Vide, but were too afraid to ask? It’s simple!
In order to pronounce Sous Vide, simply say – Sooo (like an ooooo sounding), and then Veeed! So putting it together, its just sooo-veeed!
So, the second “s” in the word sous is actually not pronounced at all!
Got it. So what Does Sous Vide even mean?
The word Sous Vide is actually a french word, it means Under Vacuum. Sous = Under, Vide = Vacuum. Which makes sense, since Sous Vide cooking is essentially vacuum sealing food and cooking it under a specific temperature.
For a more detailed guide in to the history of Sous Vide cooking check out our article here.
However, certain times we don’t need a vacuum bag nowadays – for example when infusing alcohol, I prefer to use mason jars. Check out that recipe while we’re on the subject! – The Ultimate Guide To Sous Vide Alcohol Infusions
I hope this helps clear up and questions you had about the Sous Vide pronunciation. Below is a picture and link to one of our favorite Sous Vide Machines today if you are interested in jumping in to the Sous Vide world!