LiteraryOne, January 25, 2012 (view all comments by LiteraryOne)
I ordered it online and would not have purchased it if I'd known it included recipes for slow cooker DESSERTS! Really? There is no way that Chocolate Chip Cookies (!!) prepared in a slow cooker could be considered "gourmet". Still, the some of the stew and soup recipes look promising.
W S Krauss, November 19, 2011 (view all comments by W S Krauss)
This is an excellent slow cooker cookbook. I have several, but refer to this one often. The book is divided into sections based on which country the recipes represent. They may not be authentic; but, all the recipes I've tried are delicious. The directions are clear and easy to follow. They don't use conveniece foods like canned soups, as many slow cooker books do. I highly recommend this book for people who are serious users of their slow cookers.
The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World
Used Trade Paper
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by Mark Bittman, New York Times,
"Go ahead and sneer. I love my slow cooker....Even food snobs like me are realizing their potential, albeit a little later than the more than perhaps 100 million Americans who already own one."
The slow, cooker can be so much more than a repository for nacho cheese dip--use it to raise the standards of your everyday dining from the mundane to the gourmet. The Gourmet Slow Cooker bring an upscale approach to this new-old phenomenon; using fresh ingredient in imaginative recipes that you can create all during a day's work. Focusing on traditional one pot meals from various cultures, recipes such as Apricot Chicken from India. Mole Poblano from Mexico Neopolitan Truffle Risotto from Italy, and Boston Baked Beans from the United States are delicious meals truly fit to serve guests.
An upscale approach to the slow cooker phenomenon, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients in imaginative recipes.
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