'Satisfying' is a word that springs to mind when there's a soup simmering on the stovetop or a casserole cooking to melting tenderness in the oven. Making a meal all in one pot is one of the easiest ways to cook and surely one of the most rewarding. Meat or seafood, vegetables or pulses; whatever the ingredient, it benefits from the process of a long, slow cook, accompanied by aromatic spices or herbs, a good splash of stock and whatever other secret ingredients you, the cook, have up your sleeve. Slow-cooked dishes abound in cuisines all around the world, and this collection of flavoursome recipes showcases the best of them. Don the apron, wield the chopping knife and start cooking. Key points: features dozens of slow-cooked recipes from around the world; soups and casseroles for meat lovers and vegetarians; includes a selection of recipes created for a slow-cooker appliance; a user-friendly guide to slow cooking that explains the basic techniques and ways to get the best results.