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The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World

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Although the slow cooker has experienced a renaissance over the past several years, the discriminating cook is still hard-pressed to find slow cooker recipes worthy of serving at a dinner party?Airecipes that reflect concern about ingredients, flavors, and appearance.For these cooks, comes THE GOURMET SLOW COOKER, an upscale approach to this new-old phenomenon by author and food journalist Lynn Alley. With fresh ingredients and imaginative recipes, you can create delicious meals to serve with pride to your guests. Drawn from slow cooking traditions from around the world, the recipes include Lamb Shanks in Tomato Sauce from Greece; Apricot Chicken from India; Chicken Mole from Mexico; White Truffle Risotto from Italy; Proven?al Chicken Stew from France; and Potato, Cheddar, and Chive Soup from the United States. In keeping with the sophistication of the food, each recipe is accompanied by wine or beer suggestions. The slow cooker can be so much more than a repository for nacho cheese dip. Paired with THE GOURMET SLOW COOKER, your everyday dining will be elevated from the mundane to the gourmet, while freeing you from hours of hard work in the kitchen.A slow cooker book for discriminating cooks, with 16 full-color recipe photographs. Includes chapter introductions to each region, focusing on the slow-cooking traditions and techniques from that country, and local wine or beer suggestions for all 60 recipes.According to a study by the Betty Crocker Kitchens, 80 percent of U.S. households have a slow cooker. Reviews?AuGo ahead and sneer. I love my slow cooker. . . . Even food snobs like me are realizing their potential, albeit a little later than the more than perhaps 100 million Americans who already own one.?Au?AiMark Bittman, New York Times Hide synopsis

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Just2centsworth

Great food - great gift - no chef required

by Just2centsworth on Nov 30, 2009

I received this book as a gift. My family knows I love to cook and love cookbooks, but a one pot recipe book wasn't appealing. What the heck, I'll give it a look see. The photography quickly pulled me in and the recipe results finished the job. This is now one of my favorite cookbooks. The best comfort food ever. Cold rainy day, this is the book I reach for. Recipes are written clearly, no strange ingredients, nothing bland and absolutely no 2 hours of preparation required. Come to think of it, this is a great wedding present for a young couple on a budget and learning. Simple prep techniques, healthy ingredients, no expensive equipment needed, basic ingredients. Give them a good quality dutch oven and this book. They'll love you for it!

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