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More and more home cooks (83% of American households own a slow cooker) and even chefs have embraced slow cooker cooking. In The Complete Slow Cooker, the test kitchen shows how to turn out great food. Along the way you will learn the test kitchen’s inventive techniques: how to streamline making stews, chilis, and braises (brown only half of the meat to get rich flavor from the fond), produce moist fish (shallow poach fish by resting it on citrus slices and herbs to keep it elevated), make perfectly cooked rice dishes (use a layer of parchment to trap steam for even cooking), and “bake” cakes (use a homemade aluminum foil rack to elevate the cake pans above a water bath which is used to create more even heat like an oven).

Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Pork Roast with Mojo Sauce
Sweet Tangy Pulled Chicken
Slow Cooker Wings

Reduce weeknight menu boredom with the new Make It 5 Ways feature: a spread of recipes that centers around a classic master recipe and includes four game-changing variations; for example, beef stew (from classic to Moroccan spiced) and meatloaf (from simple glazed to spicy Korean). Easy prep recipes (no stovetop work and 15 minutes or less of prep time) are highlighted as well as recipes that can cook all day (upwards of 8 hours). Get a party started with easy appetizers like Baked Brie with Figs, Walnuts, and Herbs. Cook to stock the freezer with a chapter filled with big batch pasta sauces. Ease preparing a holiday gathering with plenty of vegetable, rice, and grain sides. And don’t forget hands-off irresistible desserts like Blueberry Cobbler or Key Lime Pie.

Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine
Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
Classic Mashed Potatoes

The Complete Slow Cooker puts fresh, modern recipes—indeed inspired—recipes within reach. Once you start making them, your slow cooker will undoubtedly have pride of place in your kitchen.

On Sale October 31, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-940352-78-7
$29.99 US / $34.99 CAN
388 pages, paperback, four-color throughout
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