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Adventures in slow cooking : 120 slow-cooker recipes for people who love food / Sarah DiGregorio ; photography by Andrew Purcell.
ISBN:
9780062661371
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
xxvii, 228 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Foreword / by Grant Achatz -- Introduction: Thoughts about slow cooking -- Basics and building blocks -- Preserves and condiments -- Appetizers, snacks, and cocktails -- Breakfast and brunch -- Weeknight dinners -- Parties -- Desserts.
Abstract:
Collects recipes for slow cooker meals, including such offerings as gingery cranberry chutney, farro puttanesca, and oxtail and short rib pho.

Slow cookers are time-savers for busy lives, but is it time to update your recipes? DiGregorio takes a fresh approach and shows you how to play to its strengths, with delicious foods for any time of day. Braised meats, slow-cooked vegetables and whole grain recipes will help you get the most out of your slow cooker, and make it an indispensable tool in your kitchen.
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The James Beard-nominated food writer revamps the slow cooker for the modern home cook, providing ingenious ideas and more than 100 delicious recipes for maximizing this favorite time-saving kitchen appliance and making it easier than ever to use.

Sarah DiGregorio shares the nostalgia most of us feel when it comes to slow cookers. Her first memory of slow-cooker cooking is her grandmother's pot roast. While these handy devices have been time savers for incredibly busy lives, traditional slow cooker food is sometimes underwhelming. Now, Sarah, an experienced food professional, has reinvented slow cooking for a generation that cooks for fun and flavor, taking a fresh approach to reclaim this versatile tool without sacrificing quality or taste.

For Sarah, it's not just about getting dinner on the table--it's about using a slow cooker to make fabulous dinners like herb oil poached shrimp or the most perfect sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It's about rethinking how to use this magic appliance--such as throwing a biryani dinner party with the slow cooker at the center of the table.

Showcasing a beautiful, engaging design, inviting color photographs, and 105 original, innovative recipes thoroughly tested in a variety of brands of slow cookers, Adventures in Slow Cooking provides a repertoire of delicious food for any time of day. Inside you'll find ideas for flavorful sweet and savory slow cooker dishes, including:

Whipped Feta, Red Pepper and Olive Dip Granola with Pistachios, Coconut and Cardamom Savory Overnight Oatmeal with Bacon, Scallions and Cheddar Turkey-Spinach Meatballs Stuffed with Mozzarella Spicy Kimchi and Pork Ramen Orange, Olive and Fennel Chicken Tagine Daal with Mango and Mustard Seeds Farro Bowl with Smoked Salmon, Yogurt, and Everything-Bagel Spice Oxtail and Short Rib Pho Corn, Mushroom and Zucchini Tamales Proper Red Sauce Eggplant Parm Peach-Orange Blossom Jam Matcha-White Chocolate Pots de Cr#65533;me Cardamom-Molasses Apple Upside-Down Cake Star Anise-Black Pepper Hot Toddy

Sarah also provides ingenious tips and tricks that will help cooks get the most out of today's slow cookers, and have them saying, "I never knew my slow cooker could do that!" With a foreword by Grant Achatz, a modernist chef and huge advocate of the slow cooker, Adventures in Slow Cooking makes this convenient appliance an indispensable tool for the modern kitchen.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this fun and useful cookbook, food writer DiGregorio uses a multistep approach to help build flavor in the slow cooker and prevent what she feels to be the muted flavors of many slow-cooked meals. Weeknight suppers, the typical domain of the slow cooker, get a boost with inventive recipes, such as gingery chicken and shiitake congee; a miso-butter roast chicken and potatoes; Italian wedding soup with sausage, meatballs, and kale; and Chinese chile-bean eggplant with smoked tofu. Breakfast gets a boost with overnight wonders such as a granola with buckwheat, cashews, and curry; a pumpkin challah French toast bake; and a breakfast casserole of egg, cheese, and everything bagel. There are plenty of generous party recipes, such as a dip that includes whipped feta cheese, red pepper, and olive; and a main course of corn, mushroom, and zucchini tamales. Desserts are clever and include a coconut banana cake with a brown butter caramel sauce. This book, filled with solid recipes, is a must-have for slow-cooker fans. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

James Beard Award-nominated food writer DiGregorio's first cookbook sets out to annihilate slow cooker snobbery, and it unquestionably succeeds. Here, even die-hard fans of these appliances will learn something new, whether it's how to use a probe thermometer to troubleshoot temperature issues, or how to line the insert to eliminate common problems (e.g., hot spots, difficult cleanup or unmolding, excessive moisture). Innovative recipes such as bittersweet grapefruit-ginger marmalade, Mumbai chaat Chex mix, pumpkin challah french toast bake, and garlic and rosemary oil-poached shrimp will stretch one's thinking in terms of what's possible. More conventional dishes (e.g., cheese dips, warm beverages, pantry staples, slow-cooked meats) will fulfill most everyday and entertaining needs. Instructions are precise and no more laborious than those in similar titles. VERDICT Essential for most collections, this is an exciting and refreshingly unbiased guide to slow cooking. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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