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The Ultimate Pressure-Cooker Cookbook
Nobody knows more about pressure cookers than Vickie Smith, creator of the leading pressure-cooker Web site, MissVickie.com. Now, at last, Miss Vickie has gathered all of her pressure-cooker wisdom into a book. Whether you're a pressure-cooker newcomer or a longtime fan, you'll find all the recipes, techniques, and tips you need for a lifetime of great pressure-cooker meals.
Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes is jam-packed with nearly 400 fast, tasty, foolproof recipes, ranging from one-pot meals like Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms to Sweet and Sour Pork, Navy Bean Soup, and Chocolate Malt Cheesecake. Miss Vickie's detailed recipe instructions and special techniques, such as "pan in pot" pressure cooking, guarantee that each dish comes out perfectly cooked--and perfectly delicious.
But Miss Vickie gives you more than just great recipes. Her book also provides in-depth guidance on every aspect of choosing and using a pressure cooker, including
- A buyers' guide to modern pressure cookers
- Step-by-step pressure-cooker instructions
- Pressure-cooker safety
- Basic and advanced pressure-cooking techniques
- Common mistakes in pressure cookery
- Adapting recipes to the pressure cooker
- Tips, tricks, and troubleshooting
Offering hundreds of recipes that are proven to work--and proven delicious--plus plain-English answers to all of your pressure-cooker questions, Miss Vickie has created the single most useful pressure-cooker book ever published. It's a resource you'll turn to again and again as you explore the world of pressure-cooker possibilities and pleasures.
Although it got off to a slow start, Miss Vickie’s Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes has turned into one of our most reliable backlist sellers, having sold over 62,000 copies to date. The author’s Missvickie.com web site continues to be the top authority on the subject of pressure cooking, logging millions of page views every year. Part of the success of pressure cooker cookbooks is the fact that recipe directions need to be followed precisely to avoid risk of recipe failure or even danger, so pressure cooker owners are virtually required to get recipes from reliable sources such as cookbooks. One of the only complaints we’ve heard from Miss Vickie’s fans about her first book was the lack of photography, which we've addressed by adding a full-color insert section to this new book with 28 gorgeous photos. This book, with 215 recipes in all, is meant to be a companion to the last one, which was something of a Bible on the subject of pressure cooking. The new book will focus more on cheap eats and easy-to-prepare dishes (well, pressure cooking is always fast and easy, but this book will be even more so). But most important, it's a book the legions of fans of MissVickie.com will be eagerly awaiting.
The long awaited second book from the queen of the pressure cooker
Millions of people every year visit Vickie Smith's MissVickie.com, the number one website for pressure cooker recipes. With more than 1,000 delicious pressure cooker recipes, Miss Vickie's site has something for everyone. Pressure cookers are more popular than ever, and Miss Vickieand#8217;s first book was hugely popular. Now, she's back with this new collection of mouthwatering recipes, more than 200 in all! Focused on affordable meals that are super-simple to prepare, this book serves as a perfect companion to Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes.
- Includes 215 pressure cooker recipes that are easy to make and even easier to afford
- Features 28 gorgeous full-color photos
- Author Vickie Smith is the first name in pressure cooker recipes and has a huge following online
Whether you've just started using your pressure cooker or you've been doing it for years but need new recipes, this is the perfect quick-and-easy pressure cooker book for you.
The long-awaited second book from the creator of MissVickie.com, the most popular destination for pressure cooker recipes on the web, and the author of the top-selling Missand#160;Vickie's Big Book of Pressureand#160;Cooker Recipes.
Foolproof pressure cooker recipes and tips from the expert herself, Miss Vickie.
About the Author
Vickie Smith is the creator of the immensely popular MissVickie.com pressure-cooker Web site, which has attracted more than 2 million visitors since 2001.
Table of Contents
The History of the Pressure Cooker.
The Benefits of Modern Pressure Cookers.
How Does It Do That Thing It Does?
A Buyer's Gide to Modern Pressure Cookers.
Step-by-Step Pressure-Cooker Instructions.
Pressure: Getting It, Keeping It, Releasing It.
Basic Pressure-Cooking Techniques.
Advanced Pressure-Cooking Techniques.
Pressure-Cooker Cleaning and Maintenance.
Common Mistakes in Pressure Cookery.
Adapting Recipes to the Pressure Cooker.
Test Drive Your Pressure Cooker.
Water and Other Liquids.
Tips and Tricks.
The Best-Kept Cooking Secret.
The Best Cuts of Meat for Pressure Cooking.
Dried Beans, Peas, and Legumes.
Pressure Cooking Pasta.
Pressure-Cooling Time Charts.
Manufacturers and Suppliers.
Pork and Ham.
Fish and Seafood.
Beans and Legumes.
Desserts and Sweet Endings.