Steve Cylka is a recipe developer, food photographer, blogger, and brand ambassador. Steve specializes in sous vide along with other forms of modernist cuisine, grilling, and smoking. He is the creator of The Black Peppercorn, a website featuring original recipes detailed sous vide machine reviews. Steve has worked with major brands, including Sous Vide Supreme, Cuisinart, Crockpot, and Foodsaver, to test sous vide machines and other kitchen appliances, and has developed recipes for use in various appliance cookbooks. His work has appeared in Sous Vide Supreme, Chefs Catalog, Bradley Smoker, and the Times-Picayune. He lives in Ontario, Canada.