When I saw this posted on the Voltaggio Brothers‘ Web site, I figured it would be some overly geeked-out video in which the studious bros futz with thermal immersion circulators and chambered vacuum sealers. Little did I know that Michael Voltaggio, the unhappy winner of Top Chef, would be employing a microwave.

Even better is the surprising result of Voltaggio’s sous vide veggies in the microwave. Most TV chefs, I suspect, would have asked for a second take. Not Michael Voltaggio. He just let it all hang, which is what I love about this vid. Especially the moment when he sort of/kind of says:

“Oh shit…that’s what you don’t want to happen,” he says. “This one actually exploded, which means it’s done.”