How ChefSteps and Gabe Newell Plan to Transform Sous Vide Cooking

November 24, 2015

This is the story of how a video game mogul, an airplane engineer, a scientist, a designer, and a bunch of chefs developed a new immersion circulator they named Joule.

Kitchen tech is getting more gonzo. Earlier this year, Museum of Food and Drink founder Dave Arnold unleashed the Searzall, a hand-held broiler meant for up-close meat searing. Last year, an MIT engineer announced the development of the Pantelligent, a “smart” frying pan that allows for temperature control via app. There are countless similar food-nerd toys on the market today — many spearheaded by culinary education groups and research labs —…