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.
Poultry - just what I was looking for: a no fuss, minimal effort midweek dinner of simple chicken curry - I used defrosted chicken drumsticks, ginger out of a jar, 1 onion, 1 garlic clove, 2 teaspoons curry powder and 4 tablespoons greek style yoghurt. I am inspired to try cooking some of the duck recipes next to see if they are equally good.
Starch - What could be easier than a 5 minute risotto - brilliant with leftovers from your fridge.
Vegetables - I now only ever use the pressure cooker to cook my veg, usually it involves cooking for 2 minutes (and standing nearby with a kitchen timer). Happily, my basic vegetables have now improved with these interesting recipes, braised spring greens was my favourite.
Puddings - There aren't many recipes here that inspired me, but the rest of the book is so good it isn't really a problem. I will definitely be using this book for many years to come.