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80 Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Richard Ehrlich
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3 Mar 2011 80 Recipes for...
Modern pressure cookers couldn't be safer, and the old-fashioned image so many people have of them couldn't be further from the truth. As one of the greenest, easiest and quickest cooking methods, they are fast gaining in popularity with a new generation of users, as they save a fortune in time and energy. Pressure cooking preserves more vitamins, minerals, colour and aroma in your food than any other method of cooking, whilst the high temperature reduces cooking times by up to 60 per cent. Richard Ehrlich provides a complete guide to pressure cooking, with basic principles and techniques for beginners, and broadening the scope and range of recipes for old hands. This book includes a guide to getting started, including what pressure cookers do, a buying guide, operating procedures, safety concerns and freezing. Richard provides over 80 delicious recipes divided into chapters on vegetables, soups, meat, poultry, one-dish meals and puddings.


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie (3 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856269442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856269445
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Ehrlich loves his pressure cooker so much he has written a book about it - a book worth owning a pressure cooker for. --Nigel Slater, The Observer

About the Author

Richard Ehrlich is the author of The Green Kitchen (Kyle Cathie 2009), inspired by his former 'Green Kitchen' column for The Times. He won two Glenfiddich Awards for his work at the Independent on Sunday. Richard currently writes on both food and wine for the Guardian, The Financial Times, Good Housekeeping and Time Out, where he is also a contributor to the Time Out Eating and Drinking Guide.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By K King TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and quickly was inspired to try out these recipes. Throughout, the author has adapted numerous recipes from other cookery writers - so this is not just a rehash of other pressure cookery books. There are basic simple recipes alongside more "chef" inspired recipes. Its packed full of useful tips on pressure cookery, a lot of the recipes are unusual too.

There are 7 chapters throughout:

soups, sauces and relishes - my favourite is cabbage soup with ham hock. Ham hocks are so cheap, this made loads of soup, tasted delicious and lasted for several days.

fish - sadly, there are only two recipes for fish dishes, fish stock and fish stew, as the author does not recommend cooking fish in a pressure cooker as he says that fish cooks so quickly anyway. I disagree, and regularly use my pressure cooker to cook my mackerel in, its easy, simple and there are no lingering fishy smells in the kitchen. A good book for pressure cooker fish recipes is Pressure Cooking Properly Explained and The Basic Basics Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Meat - lots of basic meat recipes, and more interesting ones too, the shin of beef with an Asian dipping sauce was delicious, it was so quick and easy too - just 15 minutes, and the preparation consisted of putting the beef and spices in the cooker with water and then simply cooking! It was a big hit with the family, no doubt I will be cooking it regularly from now on.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm no longer afraid of the pressure cooker 5 April 2011
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I have always been rather nervous of pressure cookers having seen my mother's explode in the 1970s. However, my husband gave me a modern one, which seemed quite safe, so I looked for a good book to get me started. Richard Ehrlich's book on halogen ovens was really great (http://www.amazon.co.uk/80-Recipes-your-Halogen-Oven/dp/1856269590/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301962813&sr=1-3) so I thought I would try his pressure cooker book. I was not disappointed. He explains the basics so clearly and his recipes are not fussy but produce really delicious dishes. Meat, poultry and pulses are all great using his recipes, and his steamed puddings are amazing. I am completely hooked on the pressure cooker after buying and this book and would recommend it HIGHLY to anyone whether they're a beginner like me or someone more experienced. It's seems miraculous to be able to cook a rich meat stew or a steam pudding in 40 minutes instead of 3 hours.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some nice recipes but lacks details 21 May 2011
By Carla U
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I've just got this book and there are some lovely and modern recipes. Two main criticisms. Firstly, the recipes aren't always as accurate/detailed as they might be - one recipe for chicken curry omitted any seasoning at all. Secondly, there isn't enough detail on how pressure cookers work - it assumes you only have one temperature option, and lots of cookers have 2. If you want some good ideas on recipes to try this is a good book, but be prepared to sense check the recipes. If its your first pressure cooker attempt, like me, there's not enough information to get you started.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pressure Cooker 11 July 2011
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We have waited to review this book as we tend to use the pressure cooker on our narrow boat. Having been away for a few weeks, and used this book several times we can recommend it. The recipes we chose all worked well with easy to get ingredients ( useful on the canals!). We have not used all the recipes of course but so far so good. As there is a large choice of books, some obviously american, we can recommend this book to start with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great simple easy to use 6 Dec 2013
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I love my pressure cooker . I wonder why I was afraid of it exploding ? This book dismisses that , excellent information on how they work , what to cook . Once you try a few recipes then you can experiment with others.This book gives you back up detail as to how long certain items should take to cook so it will always be your bible enjoy some wonderful healthy meals in minutes . What I love about it is the food is piping hot , not likes hen you cook in microwave where it seems to loose its heat straight away .plus you are cooking from fresh without any loss of nutrients brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars good recipes 2 Dec 2012
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Bought for my daughter in law together with a pressure cooker last Christmas, she is steadily working her way through the recipes and has been pleased with the results.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Covers the basics 14 Nov 2011
By David
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This book is unlikely to become your pressure cooker 'bible'. It covers the basics quite well and it is more likely that I will use this for ideas rather than recipes. The regular use of a bowl inside the pressure cooker goes against everything said in the information with the cooker on purchase. However basics such as cooking rice dishes and basic curries are useful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A few good ideas 23 Aug 2011
By sarge
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Overall a quick read and recipes done in an overdone modern food magazine way - lamb shank with a spanish style rub, minted pea soup - and do we need another ricpe for mashed potato. Most pressure cookers come with choice of pressures but the book never mentions them so I guess you are meant to cook on maximum pressure. Opened my eyes to cooking in dishes on the rack. Works well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide
probably best guide to using pressure cooker for people who are comfortable with the basics, but who are confident cooks
Published 12 months ago by David Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars johnfishwale
buying a pressure cooker for daughter, couldn't find any books, in local stores, this as easy recipies, and a g8 price, delv excellant
Published 16 months ago by John Wale
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful recipes
This book was used but in very good condition.The recipes inside are very good and gives a newcomer to pressure cooking a wide range of meals to try out.
Published 17 months ago by toffy
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor cookbook
I have tried a few recipes. it isn't that good. would not recommend it. Luckily, i didn't pay much for it
Published 18 months ago by Monique
4.0 out of 5 stars Good cook book
This is a good book with some interesting recipe ideas. There are definitely a number of the recipes that I will be trying out. Read more
Published 18 months ago by David Kain
4.0 out of 5 stars i love me my pressure cooker
Moist, succulent garlic chicken in 20 mins. Who'd have thought it possible? While these recipes don't make me dash to the fridge in my crave to cook, anything I've made has been... Read more
Published 19 months ago by floyd
4.0 out of 5 stars A good selection of pressure cooker recipes and ideas
I bought this when I saw that Nigel Slater mentioned the book. (I don't think he is a pressure cooker fan, but he and Richrard Elrick both write columns for the same paper. Read more
Published 20 months ago by J. Thompson
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