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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best slow cooker recipe books available, 18 Feb. 2009
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I have many slow cooker recipe books - but this one is the one I use the most. Simply, I like it precisely because the recipes are not sophisticated and posh. Flicking through you it you won't see many recipes that require fresh herbs to finish the recipe off - so no throwing out half used tubs of wilted fresh herbs in the bin. A lot of the recipes use store cupboard items such as dried herbs and pulses. A favourite recipe of mine is Winter Pea soup using dried split peas. Alongside my breadmaker I can produce tasty, cheap, nourishing meals with little cost in terms of my time and energy.

I have made the steamed pudding from this book - the result is a light, moist sponge. One of my favourites is fricassee of Turkey - a supposely old fashioned recipe, but nevertheless a really yummy dish using chopped up turkey, lemon, mushrooms and onions.

However, there are a few duff recipes - I have found potatoes turn out watery and unappetising. If a stew recipe includes slow cooked potatoes I just tend to cook them separately, or just serve the dish with rice instead. The beef in beer recipe is wonderful (called Geordie stew with dumplings) - but I omit the dumplings. It cooks in 6 to 10 hours - it is great to come back home to a cooked dinner after a day's work.

I would recommend this book just for the soup recipes alone - once you have tasted how good the soups are you will want to keep on making them!
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Initial post: 6 Jan 2013 12:36:04 GMT
K. D. Gujral says:
Very helpful review, but just in case you haven't tried it, fresh herbs freeze very well......you can add herbs straight from the freezer to a dish, they taste just as good as herbs that haven't been frozen.

Posted on 28 Aug 2014 12:42:26 BDT
Get a Life says:
Get real. Have any of you ever seen a '5 Star' book. This is a home-made pamphlet by comparison. It really is cheap nonsense worth one or two stars at best.

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 06:03:18 BDT
I think it probably is the variety of potatoes you use that is the problem, try Desiree (Delia's favourite).

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2015 22:50:52 GMT
IanC says:
You certainly live up to your name "Get a Life", if someone else's opinion annoys you so much YOU need to get a life.
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