Financial risk manager by day, sous vide chef, wine connoisseur, and food blogger by night. Stefan is from the Netherlands, but cooks like an Italian nonna. Except that he embraces modern techniques like sous vide to enhance classic recipes while staying true to their character. He has traveled all over Italy to discover new dishes and is now fluent in Italian, just to be able to immerse himself completely in the Italian food culture. In 2011 he started cooking sous vide as well as his food blog StefanGourmet. com, and became one of the leading sous vide bloggers. He doesn’t only cook Italian, but has branched out into Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Mexican, and other cuisines. Apart from all this he has studied wine and is an expert at pairing food with wine.