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Multicooker Perfection

About the Book


Multicookers like the Instant Pot® are hugely popular, yet most recipes are unreliable—and most often, they use only the pressure cook setting. In Multicooker Perfection, America’s Test Kitchen helps cooks make better use of these appealing, set-it-and-forget-it appliances by putting our rigorous testing process to work: Our thoroughly vetted, kitchen-approved recipes guarantee you’ll get perfect results every time. We also went one step further to allow home cooks to choose the setting that works best for them: Make any recipe on either the pressure cook setting or the slow cook setting.

A Unique Approach That Puts You in the Driver's Seat

Need to get dinner on the table ASAP? Choose the pressure cook instructions. Prefer to prep in advance so your food cooks while you’re out? Opt for the slow cook setting. Our recipes work around your schedule, not the other way around. Plus, nearly everything happens right in the multicooker—no additional pots and pans to wash.

Tortilla Soup
Pulled Pork
Thai-Braised Eggplant with Tofu

Rigorous Testing, Foolproof Recipes

These appliances can be tricky to use—once you put the lid on, it’s often impossible to know what’s happening in the pot. We put all our recipes through their paces to make sure they would work every time, in any brand or size of multicooker.

From Easy Dinners to Impressive Roasts

You’ll find plenty of appealing, family-friendly recipe options here: soups and stews like Chicken Noodle Soup and Italian Vegetable Stew; easy weeknight meals like Meatballs and Marinara and Braised Chicken Thighs with Pancetta, White Beans, and Rosemary; and company-worthy roasts like Cider-Braised Pork Pot Roast and Braised Lamb Shoulder with North African Spices. You’ll also find flavorful and creative side dishes that allow you to focus your attention on other parts of the meal.

Rustic Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs
Braised Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers
Cheesy Ziti Sausage Ragu

Unexpected Recipes to Up Your Game

Did you know you can make fried chicken in a multicooker? What about cheesecake? Our curated collection of unexpected recipes will appeal to those who want to push the boundaries of this appliance

An Extensive Introduction Explains Everything You Need to Know About Multicooking

ATK has hacked through the various models to tell you which multicooker to buy (and which to avoid), what really happens when you cook under pressure, and how to troubleshoot your recipes.

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On Sale April 17, 2018 
ISBN: 978-1-945256-28-8
$22.99, 192 pages, paperback, four-color throughout