The only pressure cooker cookbook you'll ever need, from the authors of the bestselling "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook!" What's not to love about the pressure cooker? Using pressure created by super-heated steam, the pressure cooker can cut cook times by 70 percent, meaning dinner is on the table faster, and with significantly less energy use. Your dinner will be more nutrient-rich because vitamins and other good things won't be lost in evaporating steam. And it will taste delicious and succulent because none of the food's moisture has been allowed to escape. Finally, today's modern pressure cooker has been re-engineered for safety and ease of use. Because no moisture evaporates during cooking, conventional stovetop recipes do not work in the pressure cooker. For success, the pressure cooker requires different food to liquid ratios and because of that superheated pressure, cook times are very precise. With this comprehensive guide, the busy cook can use fresh ingredients to create more than 600 tasty recipes developed for and scrupulously tested and retested for the pressure cooker.Chapters on Poultry, Pork, Beef & Veal, Lamb & Game, and Seafood include Zinfandel-braised short ribs that cook in just 30 minutes, herb-stuffed whole turkey breast and braised lamb shanks ready in 25 minutes, and baby back ribs that pressure-cook in just 15 minutes.Individual chapters on grains, beans, rice dishes (including risotto and breakfast rice), potatoes, chili, and tomato sauces (with and without meat), as well as on soups, vegetables, desserts, making your own baby food, and much more. An introductory chapter explains the ins and outs of the pressure cooker, with valuable tips and advice. The authors also include recipes for lots of basics, such as how to cook different types of rice and varieties of dried beans. AUTHOR: Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann are co-authors of the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook and The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook. Beth is also the author of The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook.
"Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann have done it again! "So Fast, So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook" is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including 7-minute risottos, 5-minute chilis, and hearty stews ready in just 15 minutes. This book is a winner for anyone who is just starting out with the pressure cooker, as well as for more experienced cooks looking for fresh and exciting recipes for this wonderful cooker."--Diane Phillips"author, "The Everyday Rice Cooker"" (09/30/2015)
"I've read every page of this terrific new book, and every single recipe. It is a consummate guide to the technical aspects of the pressure cooker, providing answers to any question one could conceivably have about this important--and overlooked--piece of equipment all of us should own in the interest of energy conservation. The recipes are masterful and inspired. Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann are from the old school of cookbook writers who speak to you from a profound base of knowledge, love, and understanding about the art, history, and science of cooking. "So Fast, So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook" offers delectable and inspired food for the home cook."--Julie Della Croce"author "Italian Home Cooking"" (09/28/2015)
"I confess. I own a French cocotte (pressure cooker) that I've never used. I've been too scared. Now, with this deeply intelligent and knowledgeable book at my side, I'm ready to do what I've watched my French friends do with aplomb for years: cook with a pressure cooker. I'll be making rich, deeply flavored beef stock in 1 hour instead of 12, and whipping up an unctuous dish of Veal Marengo in less than 15 minutes. Soup for dinner? Give me 5 to 7 minutes. I can't say enough good things about this book. The opening chapter, all about pressure cookers, is alone worth the price of the book."--Georgeanne Brennan"owner, La Vie Rustic-Sustainable Living in the French Style and author, "Williams Sonoma Essentials of French Cooking"" (09/25/2015)
"Do you have a hankering for soul-satisfying comfort food, but think you don't have the time? Of course you do. The solution is a pressure cooker. Beth Hensperger (the queen of machine cuisine) and Julie Kaufmann have paired up to teach you absolutely everything you need to know about this indispensable kitchen tool, be it an old school model or a 'third generation' electric cooker. The introductory chapter on all things pressure cooker alone is worth the price of the book! With over 725 recipes, you will never be at a loss for scrumptious and fast meals."--Rick Rodgers"author, "The Big Book of Sides"" (09/24/2015)