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Kickstarter Stretch Goals: New Knob Colors

Because of you, we’ve surpassed our $500K milestone! With your continued support, we get closer and closer to our stretch goals, which includes different colored knobs! Please continue to share our project—and if you have any suggestions for new knob colors, let us know :) 

Happy Friday,
The Nom-crew

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Sous Vide Chicken Tikka Masala

Cooking time: 1 hour sous vide

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Boneless Chicken Breasts - cubed (about 2-3 breasts)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves - chopped 
  • 3 teaspoons Grated Ginger
  • 4 Pods of Cardamom - crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric
  • 1/2 Onion - diced
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee (2 for chicken, 1 for sauce)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro - chopped 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Sea Salt 
  • Steamed rice 

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Steps:

  1. Set up Nomiku water bath and turn temperature to 63°C (145°F).
  2. In a zip bag, add your cubed chicken breast. Next add in garlic, ginger, and all spices - turmeric, coriander, cumin, cardamom, red pepper flakes, and 2 tablespoons of ghee. Give your zip bag a good massage to fully blend the chicken with the mixture. Seal using the water displacement method. Sous vide for 1 hour. 
  3. While the chicken is in the water bath, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a sauce pan on medium. Put in chopped onions and cook until brown. Add in your tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and salt. Turn the stove to low and slowly pour in heavy cream while stirring. Let simmer until chicken is ready. 
  4. Turn the stove off. Remove the chicken bag from the water bath. Pour the entire content of the bag into the sauce pan and stir until fully incorporated. Stir in most of the cilantro but keep a little handful for garnish. 
  5. Plate and top with cilantro.

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The 500K Milestone!

Wow. A BIG thank you to everyone for your incredible support! Because of you we’ve reached a big milestone in our Kickstarter campaign—reaching $500K! We’re so grateful for your belief in us, and with your continued support, we can continue to do so much more! 

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The more that our campaign is shared, the closer our stretch goals get. 

Here are some ways to help, share our project (http://bit.ly/sous-vide-nomiku) on Facebook, write about why you backed us, and tag at least five friends who share your passion for great food.

Example: This is seriously a game changer for my kitchen!  http://bit.ly/sous-vide-nomiku @Barack NomNom @Michele Foooooooodgetinmahbelly @Lisa Pizza @Steve Jobistoeat @Bill Gatewaytomyheartisthroughmahbelly

This sharing also works well on Twitter! 

Here’s a taste of our Stretch Goals:

750K:

We’re 250K away from different colored knobs! Below are some ideas from our current color study. We’re listening to what you’re saying so keep talking, let’s collaborate!

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Red
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Black
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Steel
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Black with green cord
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2 Million

A carrying case comes with the Nomiku. It may also double as packaging so that the Nom experience is as green as possible. Why is this stretch goal so high? Because we want to make a quality carrying case that’s beautiful and can stand serious use. This adds significant cost to our bill of materials and we can only make it if the economy of scale is there. We want to make this happen and with 20 days left, the only way we can get there is through you, so please get the word out!

And please remember, we’ve added a level for international backers! Pledge at the $10 international level and you reserve your place in line for an international model new Nomiku when they ship. We don’t have a timeline for that model, but we will keep you posted—it will ship after our projected March 2015 ship date of the US/Canada model. The $10 will go towards the $149 KS price and shipping to your destination. 

With gratitude,
Lisa, Abe, Bam, Patrick, and Monica

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(Don’t) Stop the Presses!

Ever since we launched our Kickstarter campaign about a week ago, we’ve been so humbled and excited by everything people have said. At more than double our funding goal, here’s a taste of what everyone has to say about our new Nomiku! And ICYMI, here’s some more from the debut of our campaign. 

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TechCrunch was at Nomiku HQ and got to see our new wi-fi connected Nomiku first-hand the day we launched our campaign and wrote an excellent article about why and how we plan on manufacturing the new Nom here in the United States. 
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Also included in our press day was Ars Technica! They give a great glimpse into what happened on our launch day as well as a thorough background of the sous vide scene over the past few years. 
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Rounding out our press day was Mashable, who gave us a straight-forward feature about our new Nomiku’s design changes and hopes for the product! 
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We’re big fans of The Hundreds and were so excited to be mentioned in their blog. Also love the nod to our first generation Nomiku—our inaugural product that Kickstarter helped make possible as well!
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Brit + Co. has been a loyal supporter of ours, saying we’re among their “…new fave high-tech kitchen gadgets that allows home chefs to easily sous-vide their way to a five-star meal from the comfort of their own kitchen.” Check out more of what they have to say about us!
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CNET had already done a great preview piece for us during our first couple days and followed up with a great video about the new Nom shot right here at Nomiku HQ! Was awesome to be around all the lights and cameras ;)
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Gizmag gets into the nitty-gritty of new Nom’s features, including the wi-fi and the heating power, two differences we’re super proud of in our new iteration. 
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This was a follow-up piece from Digital Trends who did a great review of our first-gen Nomiku. They also said one of our favorite things about us so far: “Nomiku 2.0 is essentially a smaller, smarter, cheaper, and overall better version of the original — a product that was already one of the best sous-vide cookers on the market.” :)
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PSFK’s piece is also a follow-up from a previous interview with Chief Designer Wipop Bam Suppipat. The same writer interviewed Bam again about what we’ve learned as a hardware startup, now crowdfunding our second project. 
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We also got a brief, but very much appreciated shout-out from Swiss Miss herself! As a design-centric company, we’re glad to have caught her discerning and talented eyes!
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We also got some local love from SF Eater! We’ve said it before and we’ll say again and again—we’re so lucky to live in city so full of passion, support, and ingenuity for the food community!
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And we’ve gotten some amazing feedback and shout-outs from Twitter as well, from the likes of the ICC (where cofounder and Chief Designer Bam graduated from), to SF Magazine, to wonderful Top Chef judge and restaurateur Chef Hugh Acheson!

We’re really feeling the love and the support and we are so incredibly grateful. We’re looking forward to the next three weeks of our campaign with you!

With appreciation,
The Nomiku Team 

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Don’t Miss Out!


We’re officially out of our first and second level Early Bird Backer level rewards! Get in on the $149 Kickstarter price now by backing us and get $100 off before it enters retail!

Happy Nom times!
The Nomi-crew

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New Wi-Fi Nomiku Going International!

After overwhelming requests for us to ship internationally, we’re happy to announce a new backer level on our Kickstarter campaign

Back us at the $10 International level and reserve your spot for an International model of Nomiku! Timeline will be released as we learn more. 

Happy Kickstartin’!
The Nom Team

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Fanday Friday: A Chamoru brekkie!

Some of San Francisco’s finest, the wonderful people at Restaurant Prubechu, came by Nomiku HQ to make us a Chamoru breakfast of red rice, sous vide duck egg, sous vide achote bacon, and tomato finadenne! 

The breakfast of champions, we think yes!! 

If you’re in the Bay Area, make sure to check them out—if not, you can always get yourself a Nomiku on Kickstarter to try and recreate this magic ;)

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Throwback Thursday: Playing with Fire

Remember that time when Chef Chris Cosentino came over to our Nomiku HQ test kitchen? We do. It was awesome! 

Here’s cofounder Bam finishing off some sous vide pastrami for some open-faced sandos (which were fantastic by the way). Not pictured is when Chef Chris backed away after Bam decided to double-fist his two torches. The word “pyro” may have been thrown around a few times. 

But not to worry—no one was hurt and we all ate happy. 

This also reminds us that we are so fortunate to live in a city where we are surrounded by such giving and talented chefs who are willing to drop everything and help us with our passion! And speaking of…our Kickstarter campaign for our new wi-fi connected Nomiku is still going strong—you can pledge now, here!

Happy eating,
The Nom Team

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What’s Everyone Saying About the New Nomiku?

We’ve had a really exciting couple days of our Kickstarter campaign! Less than 12 hours in, we broke our Kickstarter funding goal of $200K! We’re hoping to keep the momentum going as we move beyond the $300K benchmark. 
imageThanks to you and your support, we threw our hands in the air and screamed! We are so humbled by your generosity. We can’t wait to continue this campaign with you. 

As our Kickstarter continues on, we are also extremely excited to see the press that is coming out about our new Wi-Fi connected Nomiku! Here’s some of what people were saying:
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Engadget had a great exclusive about our new Nom—including an interview with our new advisor, the amazing Harold McGee! They said our new “Nomiku design is better than the old in many ways.” We’re glad that’s shown through—we listened to your feedback and we hope the new Nom is back and better than ever!imageAnd after offering a giveaway of Nomiku generation 1, Boing Boing did a wonderful blog post about our new Nom as well. We’re huge fans and so honored to be featured! imageCNET gave its readers a good peek into our new Nomiku and gave a great brief history on the history of sous vide devices in recent years. There’ll be more Nomiku coverage to come soon from CNET—stay tuned!imageFood & Wine then blew our minds with some sous vide hacks to improve your food (and maybe love??) life. From cocktails to ice cream, Nomiku and sous vide has some surprising ways to get you inspired and epicurious again!  
imageAnd Seattle favorite and Kickstarter success herself, Geeky Hostess, gave us a great shout-out as well! She’s been a fan since the beginning and we love that she’s followed us along our journey.image
Slashgear gave its readers an an in-depth look at our new Nom, too! Added bonus: calling us a “kitchen favorite” :D We like the sound of that!imageAnd Fast Co. literally put us on the map for food innovations and the direction of food. As you’ll probably guess, we’re very enthusiastic about being part of the ongoing food journey forward. 

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Getting in early on the game, too, was Yahoo Food, who wrote about us after we were lucky enough to raise over $20K in 3 hours! Your support pushed us so far and humbly into some spotlight! Including…image..the front page of Kickstarter! Woo hoo! Because of your amazing-ness, we’ve been ranked among the top most popular Kickstarter projects. We can’t believe it!

It’s already been an incredible journey. You have made us so happy and we are so excited to going forward together!

With gratitude,
The Nomiku Team

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Thanks to You!

Thanks to all of your support we have reached our Kickstarter goal of $200K in less than 12 hours! 

We are so humbled by your excitement!

We hope we can continue to Nom on and make you proud!

Gratefully,
The Nomi-crew