Nordic design, smart technology and a lifelong passion for food
collide this month with the launch of an avant-garde culinary tool
developed by amateur cook, Lars Theodor Kintel. Hailed as the world's
smallest sous vide device, ILME represents a new era of epicurean
magnificence for hobbyist chefs with fine dining ambitions.
Using low temperatures and long immersion times, sous vide sees food
submerged in hot water to create a succulent, tender and flavoursome
finish. Because heat can be controlled precisely, results can be
predicted exactly. As the water bath is held at a consistent, low
temperature, the sous vide method makes it impossible to overcook.
While professional chefs use high end immersion circulators with
price tags to match, Kintel wanted to create a simple, easy to use
device that allows every chef to master the art of sous vide.
Designed to slip seamlessly into even the smallest of contemporary
kitchens, ILME offers chefs restaurant quality performance, at a
fraction of the price, and size.
"Basically, the sous vide method removes the chef from the role
of human thermostat. Instead, an immersion circulator perfectly
regulates water temperature to create flawlessly cooked food, every
time. As an ultra-compact, easy to use device, ILME takes this
concept to the next level," says Kintel.
As well as an infatuation with the sous vide technique, ILME draws on
Kintel's whimsical Nordic upbringing. Raised in a northern fjord,
Kintel has an intrinsic appreciation for the rugged beauty of the
Land of the Midnight Sun. From a young age he was versed in the
innate Nordic appreciation for fresh food, simple cooking techniques
and of course, a national adoration for seafood. As Kintel sees it,
the simplicity of the sous vide method perfectly aligns with the
Norwegian approach to food. The use of water allows natural flavours,
textures and colours to shine, while the lack of oils keeps dishes
healthy and nourishing.
"I started fishing and cooking for my family at the age of 10,
and have nurtured a love for food, nature and regional flavours ever
since. When I first discovered a video on sous vide cooking I
remember being utterly fascinated, both by the technique itself, as
well as its similarities with Norwegian attitudes towards food. It
was this initial spark that inspired me to create ILME, the world's
smallest sous vide cooking device that unlocks the incredible
technique, for all," says Kintel.
While the finer details of the device are being kept tightly under
wraps, Kintel has released a teaser video offering chefs a sneak peek
at what's to come.
To find out more about ILME, the world's most compact sous vide
device, go to: http://ilmefood.com/
Watch the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAnPRHE857Y