Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®

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In Instantly Southern, author Sheri Castle names three kitchen appliances: pressure cooker, multicooker, and instant pot, but in her book, she uses a multicooker. What are these gadgets? She fails to define them. In fact, in the first few pages, she mentions that this is new equipment for her. Readers are searching for photos or descriptions of what these are but in vain—an error. But these are all pressure cookers, and for nearly all her recipes you need one. Apart from this omission, this is a very good cookbook, using either traditional or more updated recipes of Southern cooking. Pressure cookers are a convenience, but they are anything but instant: there is waiting time until pressure comes up and again until it’s naturally released. Castle’s recipe instructions are good, ingredients are readily available, and recipes are not easy but not difficult; even beginner cooks can follow most, but cooks must own one of these appliances. She has good recipe headnotes, many useful hints, and good sidebars (“Instant Flour;” “The String Theory of Beans”). Photo illustrations are nice and index is cross-referenced. Recipe layouts are a disappointment for the cook. Many run to overleaf pages, inconveniencing the cook’s progress.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 176 pages
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Publish Date 2018-Oct-09
ISBN 9781984822475 Buy this Book
Issue December 2018
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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