Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Great American Slow Cooker Book

The Great American Slow Cooker Book
by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough [641.7 Wei]

Not a slow cooker recipe book that includes Cream-of-Something soup. The authors avoid most processed foods though will occasionally use canned broth, tomatoes, and frozen veggies. The ingredients are easily obtainable from your local grocer and do not require a specialty or gourmet store, and the book uses basic kitchen gadgets - nothing fancy here. You'll be using lots of fresh, and dried, herbs and spices, and no-salt or reduced-salt items. The recipes inform you of how much time or effort you'll take prepping the ingredients before they go into the slow cooker (Not Much, A Little, or A Lot). There's also a short chapter on making your own stocks in the slow cooker (vegetable, chicken, turkey, beef, fish, and shellfish). You'll find recipes for Breakfast, Soups, Beef, Poultry, Fish & Shellfish, Vegetables & Side Dishes, and Desserts & Party Drinks. Be sure to read their excellent Introduction as they explain to you the whys and what-fors on using their recipes — as well a s good ol' slow cooker advice. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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