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The James Beard-nominated food writer revamps the slow cooker for the modern home cook, providing ingenious ideas and more than 100 delicious recipes for maximizing this favorite time-saving kitchen appliance and making it easier than ever to use.
Sarah DiGregorio shares the nostalgia most of us feel when it comes to slow cookers. Her first memory of slow-cooker cooking is her grandmother’s pot roast. While these handy devices have been time savers for incredibly busy lives, traditional slow cooker food is sometimes underwhelming. Now, Sarah, an experienced food professional, has reinvented slow cooking for a generation that cooks for fun and flavor, taking a fresh approach to reclaim this versatile tool without sacrificing quality or taste.
For Sarah, it’s not just about getting dinner on the table—it’s about using a slow cooker to make fabulous dinners like herb oil poached shrimp or the most perfect sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It’s about rethinking how to use this magic appliance—such as throwing a biryani dinner party with the slow cooker at the center of the table.
Showcasing a beautiful, engaging design, inviting color photographs, and 105 original, innovative recipes thoroughly tested in a variety of brands of slow cookers, Adventures in Slow Cooking provides a repertoire of delicious food for any time of day. Inside you’ll find ideas for flavorful sweet and savory slow cooker dishes, including:
Sarah also provides ingenious tips and tricks that will help cooks get the most out of today’s slow cookers, and have them saying, "I never knew my slow cooker could do that!" With a foreword by Grant Achatz, a modernist chef and huge advocate of the slow cooker, Adventures in Slow Cooking makes this convenient appliance an indispensable tool for the modern kitchen.
Sarah DiGregorio is the critically acclaimed author of Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What it Teaches Us About Being Human and Taking Care: The Revolutionary Story of Nursing, coming in May 2023. She is a freelance journalist who has written on health care and other topics for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Slate, Insider, and Catapult. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her daughter and husband.
“An exciting and refreshingly unbiased guide to slow cooking... even die-hard fans of these appliances will learn something new.” — Library Journal (starred review)
“Let go of your preconceived ideas about slow-cooking and let this book be a guide as you seek to answer that central question, the only one that matters: What can this tool do?” — From the foreword by Grant Achatz
Full of the fiendishly delicious meats you might expect... it’s also brimming with smart tips, common sense, and real ingenuity. After seeing Sarah DiGregorio’s genius methods for cooking eggplant, beets, and caramelized onions in a slow cooker, I may never go back.” — Amy Thielen
This book breathes new life into the slow cooker, transforming its focus from convenience tool to flavor enhancer and beyond. Sarah DiGregorio’s inspiring new recipes prove that this seemingly vintage appliance certainly does have a place in the modern kitchen.” — Molly Yeh
“For her extraordinary debut book, Sarah DiGregorio’s meticulously tested recipes for the slow cooker push beyond the boundaries of convention and into new realms of culinary joy.” — Dana Cowin
“From cooking traditional Swedish food to African dishes, I’ve always been deeply inspired by slow cooking. Sarah DiGregorio’s recipes make it fun and delicious. Good food just takes time.” — Marcus Samuelsson
“DiGregorio has made the slow cooking downright sophisticated, with recipes for Tuna and Tomato Confit with Thyme and Coriander, Oxtail and Short Rib Pho, and Matcha-White Chocolate Pots de Creme.” — Epicurious
“DiGregorio offers 120 recipes that will turn haters into believers, from Spicy Kimchi and Pork Ramen to Matcha-White Chocolate Pots de Creme.” — Cooking Light
“In this fun and useful cookbook, food writer DiGregorio uses a multistep approach to help build flavor in the slow cooker…This book, filled with solid recipes, is a must-have for slow-cooker fans.” — Publishers Weekly
“The recipes are spot-on… but just as exciting are her expert tips about the equipment itself. It’s clear that DiGregorio has spent a lot of time with her slow cooker and she has endless knowledge for slow-cooking newbies and veterans alike.” — Food and Wine