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Slow Cookers (aka Crock-Pots)

Do you want a great soup or stew when you come home from work but don't want to wait until 10 pm to eat? Get a Slow Cooker to do the cooking while you're away. This isn't exactly "quick" cooking but it is easy and within the last several years there has been a resurgence in interest in this 1970s style of cooking.

 

Selected Books

For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subject heading: Electric Cooking -- Slow . This is not to be confused with Slow Food.

 
Alley, Lynn
Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World
TX827.A436 2010
A vegetarian approach to the slow-cooker phenomenon, from the author of the best-selling Gourmet Slow Cooker series, featuring innovative and time-saving meatless recipes from Indian, Mexican and Southwestern, Asian, Italian, French, Greek, and Middle Eastern cuisine.
 
America's Test Kitchen
Slow Cooker Revolution: One Test Kitchen, 30 Slow Cookers, 200 Amazing Recipes
TX827.S566 2011x
There are so many slow cooker recipes out there now that you might as be scientific about it and have them tested for you by America's Test Kitchen (the folks at Cooks Illustrated).
 
Gower, Chrissy
Paleo Slow Cooker: Gluten-Free Recipes Made Simple
q RM237.86.G68 2012x
If you are into the Paleolithic Diet (fresh meats and seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and nut oils but no dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars or processed foods), here are some ideas on how to throw them into a slow cooker. Although I don't suppose cavemen had crockpots...
 
Kelly, Carla
Vegan Slow Cooking: More Than 150 Tasty, Nourishing Recipes That Practically Make Themselves
TX837.K37 2012x
Carla Kelly brings you over 150 recipes for nourishing, whole foodsbased meals, with easy-to-find, economical ingredients, simple cooking techniques and minimal prep time.
 
Phillips, Diane
The Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook
TX725.M35 P45 2012x
Mediterranean food, with its emphasis on beans, grains, soups and stews, lends itself to slow cooking. Culinary instructor Phillips explores traditional recipes made in traditional pots like tagines, clay pots and copper stockpots and then converts them to the slow cooker.
 
Robertson, Robin
Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes
TX837.R624928 2012
Slow cookers do a terrific job with all kinds of vegetables and fruits and are especially powerful and convenient with any kind of beans and grains. They are the ideal kitchen appliance for vegan cooks.
 
Phillips, Diane
Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever with More Than 400 Easy-to-Make Recipes
TX827.P545 2009x
This Chronicle book is low on photos but slow-cooked food probably isn't too photogenic anyway.
 
Schloss, Andrew
Art of the Slow Cooker
TX827.S35 2008
This Chronicle cookbook includes 80 recipes for soups, stews, braised meats, vegetable mains and sides and slow cooked deserts.
 
Schneider, Deborah M.
The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites
TX827.S353 2012
Schneider is author of Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta and executive chef of SOL Cocina in Newport Beach, California. Both locations specialize in Baja California food.
 
Scicolone, Michele
The French Slow Cooker
TX827.S357 2012
Michele Scicolone has traveled across France and she has adapted dishes from those travels to the slow cooker for the home cook.
 
Scicolone, Michele
The Italian Slow Cooker
TX827.S36 2010
Does this qualify for the Italian Slow Food Movement? Scicolone (The Sopranos Family Cookbook) uses the slowcooker to advantage for soups and sauces.
 
Yarnell, Elizabeth
Glorious One-Pot Meals: A New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking
TX840.D88 Y37 2009
Don't have a Slow Cooker? Use a Dutch Oven and try this new patented way to cook quick and easy one-pot meals, while keeping ingredients intact and full of flavor. Nutritionist Elizabeth Yarnell developed her revolutionary infusion-cooking method to avoid often mushy slow-cooker results yet cooking a meal in an hour or less, with no more than twenty minutes of hands-on prep work - and just one pot to clean.
 
Yates, Annette
Slow Cooking for Vegetarians
TX837.Y388 2007x
Here's the very best of vegetarian eating from around the world Creole, Caribbean, Mexican, British, Eastern European, Central European, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Japanese and even Australian fusion cookery
 
 

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