Want to learn some different ways to prepare offal? On this week’s episode of Cooking Issues, Dave Arnold and Nastassia Lopez talk about cooking variety meats sous vide. How can you cook organ meats in a bag without having them get mushy? Dave also talks about heating elements, and discusses whether or not kombu is fat soluble. Can kombu be used effectively in brining? Dave talks about stored energy, and using a cast iron skillet as a pizza steel. Learn the science behind seasoning a cast iron pan! Dave offers some suggestions for barrel-aging cocktails and buying parts for centrifuges! This episode has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center.

“If you’re using a lot of variety meats, the traditional way to cook them is to try and cook away some of the aromas… sous vide tends to intensify aromas.” [21:00]

“Without a rotor, your centrifuge might as well be a huge doorstop!” [51:00]

Dave Arnold on Cooking Issues