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A good practical addition to the kitchen
on 5 October 2012
I've had a slow cooker for about a year now but have only really used it for making soup, stock, and the occasional winter casserole. This book is excellent at showing what else we can do with a slow cooker and giving us imaginative and delicious recipes to try - it hadn't occurred to me, for example, to make sauces (tomato, apple, barbecue). This is also good for dessert ideas (cherry and kirsch compôte, poached pears, lemon pudding).
The introduction is good for those who are either new to slow cookers or, like me, have one but haven't been making the most of it. There are probably too many meat dishes here for me, but there are also some interesting vegetarian (pumpkin and dolcelatte risotto) and fish recipes too (kedgeree, gumbo, salmon and sweet potato chowder) - and I like that almost all are photographed in colour.
There's also a handy `basics' section at the end which includes how to make the best stock, as well as accompaniments to other recipes such as pesto, aioli, raita etc. So all in all, this is a good and very practical addition to any kitchen.