This practical cookbook is designed for those with busy lives who want to eat tasty, wholesome meals without the need for fussy or time-consuming cooking techniques. The book is ideal as much for the first-time slow cooker or clay-pot user as for the more experienced cook. The detailed reference section describes everything that is needed in the way of equipment, from the different types of slow cooker to clay pots, tagines, tians, chicken bricks, bean pots and also casseroles, pans and woks. There are useful tips on how to prepare ingredients, so that the recipes that follow can be tackled with confidence. With recipes covering a wide range of dishes - including soups, terrines, stews, braises, roasts, hot-pots, pasta and rice dishes, custards, steamed puddings, cakes, preserves and drinks, and with all-time favourites and contemporary variations - there really is something here for everyone. Step-by-step instructions and over 1700 color photographs ensure that the recipes are easy to follow and success guaranteed. This inspirational and highly practical volume is a one-stop one-pot recipe resource for all time-conscious cooks who want to serve tasty, comforting dishes with ease.