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Old 02-26-2011, 10:09 PM   #14
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Default Re: pressure cooker?

I love my pressure cooker. And like others have posted here, crock pots are icky. Everything is overcooked and tastes the same -- yuck. PC cooking makes the flavors of ingredients lively and preserves nutrients (whereas a crock pot overcooks everything).

I've had my PC for probably 10 years and I go through stages of using a lot. I make lots of soups, risotto, and I cook meats quickly for either immediate use or for freezing and ease of use for later. My friend taught PC cooking classes at the local co-op for years, so she has inspired me.

There are some great PC cookbooks out there that will teach you how to use your PC. I can make recommendations - I have my faves. Lorna Sass is one author that seems to be the "star" PC cookbook writer, but I don't have any of her books so can't vouch. I have three others, two of which I like a lot.

ETA: My friend who teaches PC cooking classes recommended buying a Kuhn Rikon, and I did, and I love it. Not sure what a less expensive brand would be like to use.
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