Make It Fast, Cook It Slow : The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking Paperback – 29 Oct 2009
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About the Author
Stephanie O'Dea's first book, Totally Together: An Organizational Journal for the Busy Household, will be published by Running Press in March 2009. Throughout 2008, O'Dea developed a following of over 20,000 daily readers on her blog, "A Year of CrockPotting" (crockpot365.blogspot.com). O'Dea has a background in child development and psychology, and holds a degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.
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I love this concept behind it. Stephanie O'Dea vowed to use her slow cooker every day for a year as a New Year's resolution. I love a bit of quirky when it comes to books. And unlike many recipe books, her character comes over with every page. Each recipe is presented with ingredients, directions and often the verdict of her family - her husband and two small girls. It could be cloyingly sentimental to British eyes - but it isn't. It's light and fun and utterly charming. The instructions are blissfully simple (mostly you are shoving a heap of stuff into the slow cooker and that's it) and although there are no photos, they really aren't needed.
The book is split into:
- Beverages (no, I don't know why all slow cookery books include this. If I want a gingerbread latte, I'm not going to wait three hours for it ... although certain high street chains seem to get close to that!)
- Side Dishes
- Pasta and Casseroles
- Soups and Stews
- Meatless Mains
- Take out Fake out (where she recreates take out favourites)
- Snacks and Fondue
- Fun Stuff (incl recycled candles ....Read more ›