The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World
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The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World

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Although the slow cooker has experienced a renaissance over the past several years, the discriminating cook is still hard-pressed to find slow cooker recipes worthy of serving at a dinner party—recipes that reflect concern about ingredients, flavors, and appearance.For these cooks, comes THE GOURMET SLOW COOKER, an upscale approach to this new-old phenomenon by author an...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published September 15th 2003 by Ten Speed Press (first published September 1st 2003)
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Meaghan Booth
We were given a crock pot as a wedding present and its been pretty fun trying it out. We used the internet for recipes for awhile but I saw these and love cookbooks with beautiful pictures. I also like how it tells the history of each dish and what wines are best for the dish.
Cory
Feb 27, 2014 Cory rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This is one of the better slow-cooker books I've read: sophisticated recipes that are neither complicated nor pretentious, informative tips, reasonable drink pairings, and beautiful photographs. The Guinness Beef Stew recipe was instantly elected to my family's comfort food hall of fame, and the Boston Baked Beans was incredibly flavorful. Oddly enough, I sincerely disliked Lynn Alley's similar book on toaster oven cuisine and likely wouldn't have picked this up if I had recognized the name; now...more
Nancy
This little volume presents some very luscious international meals for the slow cooker, with recipes representing the United States, Mexico, Great Britain & Ireland, France, Italy, Greece and India. Most main-dish recipes contain meat, and there are a number of side dishes, as well as desserts, included. My family will attest to the deliciousness of the Beef and Guinness Stew! Also appreciated are the suggestions for beers, wines and beverages to accompany the recipes, including the desserts...more
Darby
The sub title of this book is "Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World" and I have to say it is perfect subtitle. This book is great way to use your slow cooker but in a way that adds just a little more to the meal. Any of the recipes would be great on any night of the week but also for a dinner party.

The recipes are delicious but the author also offers up drinking suggestions to go with it. The layout, style and photos of the cookbook just make it a lovely read.

It is a cookbook I...more
Brooke
What a great tool! I recommend the volume 2 & vegetarian cookbooks, too. I've bought them all. This book was a fun impulse-buy that has been worth every penny. It's wonderful for people who really want more from their crockpot than the unfortunate status quo (canned/bottled/packaged food and meat combos). The purchase is of a coffee/spice grinder is needed. The homemade spice mixes add a lot to the recipes. I do also recommend that you adjust each recipe to suit your own taste and food on ha...more
Kristi
i usually don't like slow cooker recipes, but this cookbook is well worth the $12 from amazon! it's so relaxing to put these recipes together in the morning while rhys is sleeping and then be able to actually enjoy dinner without getting stressed out.
Diana
Not only are the recipes interesting but the "Tips for the Slow Cooker" invaluable. It's the only book of this type that I've read that includes fundamentals in slow cooking which I found very helpful.
Michelle
A handful of delicious recipes for cooks who want the benefit of hands-off cooking but prefer to use whole foods and real ingredients.
Raelene
Beautiful. Sumptuous. Only a few intense recipes - most are very easy/straightforward. A great upgrade to traditional crock-pot cooking.
lisa
The only recipe I would be interested in trying is the Chicken in Saffron-Tomato Cream Sauce.
April
have not tried the recipes yet, but found several that look good!
Jennifer
Quite simply put, crockpots are awesome.
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Lynn Alley began her career as a cooking teacher at a middle school, where she and her students gained fame for selling handmade, gourmet items at Neiman Marcus. Since then, she has taught the art of cooking throughout the United States and France. Lynn has written for the San Diego Union Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Fine Cooking, and many other publications.
More about Lynn Alley...
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