Blog - Tovala


January 16, 2018

Recipe: Miso Stir-Fry Sauce & 3 Ways to Use It With Your Tovala

Consider this post the antidote to your weeknight, “Man, I want takeout!” blues. Step one? Make a sauce that brings...

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December 12, 2017

An Interview With Tovala’s Chief Culinary Officer, Alexander Plotkin

Chef Plotkin is truly passionate about helping as many people as possible enjoy healthy, delicious meals. And his culinary coming-of-age...

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December 5, 2017

The Anatomy of a Tovala Meal

Every time our chefs step into our test kitchen, they follow what's essentially a culinary checklist. When a Tovala Meal...

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November 21, 2017

Chef Q&A: The Best & Fastest Way to Cook a Whole Bird

When it comes to all things food, our Chief Culinary Officer, Alexander Plotkin, is a fountain of knowledge. He concerns...

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November 10, 2017

It’s Dinnertime: Check Out How Much Time Tovala Saves You

Tovala Meals save you a lot of time and energy on a busy weeknight. To show you how, let’s walk...

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October 27, 2017

Imagine a World With Better Leftovers: The Heat Button

Imagine a world where leftovers are piping hot AND as good as they were when they were first cooked. Imagine...

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October 19, 2017

Why is the Tovala a WiFi-Connected Appliance?

When we came up with the idea for Tovala, we knew we wanted to create a device that would make...

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October 12, 2017

How We Cook With Fall Fruits and Vegetables

At Tovala, we’re all about fall because it means there are as many chances for delicious dishes as there are...

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October 7, 2017

Steam-Baking: What It Is & Why It’s a Game Changer

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: steam is magical. But steam has many more interesting applications than...

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October 4, 2017

Tackling Chicken Wings for Game Day

It’s football season. Whether you’re a casual fan, a fantasy football nerd, or a diehard trying to will your team...

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September 29, 2017

How the Tovala Makes Stellar Toast with Steam

Toasting, a.k.a. the act of taking bread from good to REALLY GREAT, is one of the simplest ways to enhance...

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September 21, 2017

Baking vs. Roasting: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference between baking and roasting? That's a question you probably haven't pondered too often (if at all). But...

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September 6, 2017

100% Delicious, 100% Recyclable

We believe Tovala Meals should make it easier to eat better without creating a lot of waste in the process....

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August 21, 2017

From Concept to Plate: How Tovala Meals are Made

Tovala Meals are the end result of a long and careful process. Our goal? To make sure any meal of...

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August 12, 2017

Too busy to cook? 3 quick hacks to eat well, really easily

At Tovala, we’re all about making it easier to eat better. Here are a few tips to help you eat...

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August 12, 2017

Baking vs. Broiling: Breaking Down How Ovens Cook Your Food

To be a better cook, it’s important to understand the science behind what you’re doing. That’s why we wanted to...

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August 8, 2017

Steam and All Its Friends: Why Multi-Step Cooking is Awesome

Cooking with steam is trendy—and with good reason. But cooking with steam is also nothing new. Aztecs used to take...

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May 6, 2017

Quick Tips for New Tovala Owners

Welcome to the Tovala family, we’re really excited for you to get cooking! Here are a few tips we’ve put...

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November 15, 2016

Some Overdue Compliments…

They’re the craftsman who can create dishes that we lack the imagination, skill, and time to create ourselves. They feed us, they satiate us, and they cater (pun intended) to our every culinary wish.

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October 16, 2016

Tovala announces $1.6M seed round of funding to deliver delicious, home-cooked meals at the touch of a button

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably felt the pain of an uncertain dinner. You know what it’s like to get...

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September 19, 2016

The Maillard Reactions: The Cooking Phenomena You Didn’t Know You Loved

There’s a phrase you’ll find in just about any cookbook, cooking show, or family recipe: Remove from the oven once the top is browned. Or Wait until it is golden brown and delicious.

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September 12, 2016

10 Global Dishes Made Delicious With Steam

Steam has been the key to making really delicious food for centuries, and we couldn't be more grateful. Here are some of our favorite steamed dishes from around the world!

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November 6, 2015

Kitchen Appliances Can Be Cool, Too

If a 1950s housewife were to walk into a kitchen today, she’d feel right at home. Many of the brands (GE, Whirlpool), the appliances (KitchenAid, etc.), and the behaviors are exactly the same.

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