Slow Cooker Revolution

Slow Cooker Revolution

One Test Kitchen, 30 Slow Cookers, 200 Amazing Recipes

Book - 2011 | 1st edition
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The 200 recipes in this family friendly collection deliver a revolution in slow cooking--with added convenience, big, bold flavors, and America's Test Kitchen's guarantee!
Publisher: Brookline, MA : Americas Test Kitchen, [2011]
Edition: 1st edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781933615691
1933615699
Branch Call Number: 641.5884 SLOW
Characteristics: 326 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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biblioanna Jan 14, 2017

Being anal retentive with slow cooker recipes defeats the purpose of using a slow cooker. I didn't come away using any new recipes.

jilllib Sep 13, 2016

My favorite slow cooker cookbook so far! Great instructions and tasty recipes.

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KathleenRiley
Jun 10, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised at the 200 recipes in this cookbook and America's Test Kitchen has done it again. Anyone should be able to use this cookbook and produce meals that make people happy.
I've always liked the idea of tossing ingredients into a crock pot and then magically something good comes out. I will say that most meals prepared in a crock pot are less than stellar, but the ones in this book were successful.

One of the tips that seems simple, but gives lots of impact is adding some soy sauce and tomato paste makes a really meaty flavor -- added bonus you won't have to brown the meat if you don't want to.

Give this one a try and enjoy some simplified cooking.

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freckled2much
Jul 17, 2015

I really like the methods in this book - i.e. chicken should never be cooked more than 6 hours and always on low. I learned that from experience; could have spared my poor husband from rubber chicken if I'd read this first. The suggestions for building flavour really work well - I've had to tweak the recipes for my families flavour preferences, but there are a lot of good base recipes I will use repeatedly from this volume.

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lbriverside
Dec 15, 2014

Consider this the best slow cooker resource though Best of Bridge a close 2nd.

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s_cross
Oct 27, 2014

The recipes in the book turn out pretty tasty but this is NOT a slow cooker cookbook where you can just dump all of the ingredients into the slow-cooker and be finished. On the contrary, there is quite a bit of prep work involved for the majority-- such as browning meats, aromatics and vegetables before adding to the slow cooker.

Three solid stars for flavor and the guarantee that the end result will be delicious. If you are a busy parent, it may not be the right cookbook for you, as some of the preparation is quite involved.

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justinof82
May 15, 2014

I wasn't inspired by this book, the majority of the recipes require a lot of prep work, which defeats part of the purpose of a slow cooker in my opinion.

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jteach10
Sep 10, 2012

I tried several recipes from this cookbook and they all turned out very well. I loved using the microwave for shortening the prep time. You really can't expect good results when you just throw everything in the crockpot and let it go any more than you could with a Dutch oven. The extra prep time really pays off in flavour.

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wsbooklover
Jul 19, 2012

I was hoping for more recipes from Asia, India, the middle east.

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froggyreads
Jun 18, 2011

For all the hype of this book, I was pretty disappointed. Most of the recipes require a tonne of prep, and those that don't use the microwave for shortcuts. I'm really surprised by the amount of microwave use in this book.
I didn't find this book had a lot of variety at all. There are maybe three vegetarian recipes, and no seafood at all. Since I don't eat red meat, I'm not impressed by the overwhelming amount of pork, beef and lamb recipes.
I gave it two stars, rather than one, because it has good chicken recipes.

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