Art of the Slow Cooker: 80 Exciting New Recipes
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Art of the Slow Cooker: 80 Exciting New Recipes

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For the Art of the Slow Cooker, best-selling author Andrew Schloss has developed 80 recipes for soups, stews, succulent braises, vegetarian disheseven dessertsthat bring slow-cooked meals to new heights. Slow cooking gives a wonderful velvety texture to meatloaf, an incredible richness to Osso Buco Milanese, and bold and complex flavors to Curried Vegetables and Dal simmer...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Chronicle Books
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Cindy
Cookbooks are always a bit hard for me to review, as I have a tendency to do my own thing with the actual recipes (I see recipes as a guideline and usually end up subbing ingredients for either what I have on hand or to a taste preference). Since I'm one of those people that actually reads all that stuff they put in the front of the book, as I like to read different philosophies and approaches to cooking, that's usually what I review. A lot of times the techniques covered in these intro sections...more
Stacy
The recipes are really creative and go beyond the standard stews and soups of every other slow cooker cookbook I've had. Espresso braised beef! Pork braised with white beans, rosemary and sage! The last one instructs you to put half of the herb paste in the beginning and add the other half at the end for a fresh bite. The difference in flavor is huge, but many other slow cooker books lack this kind of attention.

On a practical level, the author really understands how people use slow cookers (una...more
Dolly
Jan 03, 2014 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading cookbooks
I love my crockpot - as a working mom, I love nothing more than to come home to a hot meal that is ready whenever we are ready to eat. I love knowing that the small amount of effort I put in during my morning routine saves me time, energy and frustration at the end of the day. So when I saw that my library had several ebooks that featured slow cooker recipes, I just had to borrow them.

This is a fancy cookbook that is filled with interesting recipes. I hate to admit it, but as much as I learned...more
Laura
This lifts slow cookery to a new level of deliciousness. Yum!
Jocelin
This was a fascinating cookbook. Usually in cookbooks I pass over the introductions and get straight to the recipes. This time, I decided to read it and it was very interesting. One fact: water is the "anti-spice" when it comes to slow-cooking. It completely sucks out the flavor of the dish. Instead use broth or wine to enhance the flavor (I did not know that). There were other fascinating facts that the author incorporated into his journey of slow-cooking. One example was not to just dump every...more
Cammalily
Excellent! Every recipe I've tried has been delicious and full-flavored! I borrowed this book initially from the library and loved it so much that I had to add it to my cook book collection. A definite keeper!
MM
Got this for Mike for Christmas and so far everything we've made from it has been delicious. What I like about the recipes (caveat: I'm usually not the one doing the cooking) is that the ingredients are all stuff we'll have on hand, except for maybe a couple of the fresh ones. Everything's also super simple, but unlike other slow-cooking recipes, these often do require food prep and then additional steps after the long cooking. In fact Schloss' approach to slow cooking seems to include always ad...more
Jaydubb
I enjoyed reading the recipes in this book and they appear to be fairly manageable whether cook is experienced or a novice.

I especially enjoyed reading the notes preceding each chapter, with each one offering encouragement and explanation for the cooking process and recipes following.

My rating is based upon reading the book and subject to change once I've prepared a few dishes from the book.
Nickitopster
I cannot say enough good things about this book! Every single one of his recipe has never failed to delight, including some of his more adventurous ones. My only (slight) negative comment is that the prep time is about double what he estimates. Either that or I'm very slow! Probably the best slow cooker recipe book ever and I've read at least 8.
Jennifer
I have read through all the recipes, and I've made four of them. Three with amazing results, and one that turned out poorly, though I blame the tapioca not doing its thing correctly. I look forward to making many more recipes from this book.
Ileana
Not a mention of cream-of-something-gross soup anywhere in this book. Thank goodness.
Carol Feldman
boring recipes manipulated to cook in the slow cooker
Melanie
Did not like the recipes.
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