Year-Round Slow Cooker: 100 Favorite Recipes for Every Season

Year-Round Slow Cooker: 100 Favorite Recipes for Every Season

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by Dina Cheney
     
 

Make more than stew in your slow cooker! Year-Round Slow Cooker gives you an eye-opening look at 100 amazing recipes you can make in this handy device. See how the crock pot you depend on for chilly-weather soups and stews is so much more versatile than you may think.

25 innovative recipes for each season. Author and cooking teacher Dina

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Overview

Make more than stew in your slow cooker! Year-Round Slow Cooker gives you an eye-opening look at 100 amazing recipes you can make in this handy device. See how the crock pot you depend on for chilly-weather soups and stews is so much more versatile than you may think.

25 innovative recipes for each season. Author and cooking teacher Dina Cheney taps into the growing trend for eating fresh and uses her know-how to make it easy for the home cook. She has developed 25 slow-cooker recipes for each season that feature fresh, seasonal ingredients. Along with classics like corned beef and cabbage, you can also enjoy summer Greek-style brisket, peach and apricot bread pudding, Asian-style short ribs, and more.

Get the most from your slow cooker. With Year-Round Slow Cooker you can simplify meal prep, prepare make-ahead dishes, and eat fresh from January to December.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Slow-cooker cooking has come into its own in recent years, and for many busy households, it’s become a kitchen staple that allows for home-cooked meals even on harried weeknights. While most of us equate the slow cooker with winter comfort food, Cheney, a cookbook author (Tasting and Tasting Club), recipe developer, and magazine columnist, shows its versatility and ability to cook fresh, seasonal produce, making it a year-round asset. Better still, her recipes avoid packaged, processed ingredients such as bouillon cubes, package mixes, and store-bought sauces. Instead, her focus is on fresh ingredients and flavorful slow-cooked food. She divides the book by season and offers useful sidebars on everything from pomegranates to Jerusalem artichokes and rhubarb. Recipes typically serve four to six and include prep-time estimations as well as cooking times, which help with menu planning. Many of Cheney’s recipes are accompanied by appetizing full-color photos that are guaranteed to inspire, from summer’s triple-apricot “French toast” bread pudding and spring’s osso bucco with gremolata served over saffron risotto with peas and spring onions, to fall’s Thai tofu, Swiss chard, and sweet potato curry and winter’s short ribs with hoisin sauce, tangerines, and scallions. She also offers up unusual slow-cooker recipes that include surprising ingredients such as cod with puttanesca sauce and boneless leg of lamb. Best of all, Cheney’s mouth-watering and varied recipes will appeal to even the most limited palates. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600854903
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
470,332
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dina Cheney attended the Culinary Arts Career program at New York's Institute of Culinary Education, and taught cooking classes throughout the New York City Metro area for 2 1/2 years. She's also written two cookbooks: "Tasting Club" (DK, 2006) and "Williams-Sonoma; New Flavors for Salads" (Oxmoor House, 2009) and developed recipes for "Fine Cooking" and "Coastal Living" Magazines. Dina is a monthly columnist for "Everyday with Rachael Ray" Magazine, and has written for 18 other publications, including "Cooking Light." Dina is also a working mom to two young children and relies on the slow cooker to simplify meal preparation for her family.

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