Slow cookers are all too often thought of as an electrical casserole, suitable only for stewing cheaper cuts of meat. This book dispels the myth with a variety of tempting and inspiring recipes. Create sumptuous soups and silky sauces, succulent fish, perfectly moist poultry, flavour-packed vegetables and indulgent desserts. Slow cooking is the perfect method to achieve maximum flavour and tenderness, with the added bonus both of saving on fuel bills and leaving you free to do other things while your meal cooks for you. Try a 'wild mushroom and chilli soup', 'saffron, scallop and shrimp risotto', 'rich lamb ragu', 'winter vegetable casserole with parmesan' or 'orange and date sponge'.