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100 foolproof pressure-cooker recipes that will change the way you cook. In Pressure Cooker Perfection, the first volume in our new test kitchen handbook series, the editors at America's Test Kitchen demystify an appliance that to many home cooks remains intimidating -- but shouldn't. Modern pressure cookers are safer, quieter, more reliable, and more user-friendly than old-fashioned jiggle-top models. And they can prepare a wide range of foods -- everything from barbecue to risotto -- in record time. Cooking under pressure results in better-tasting dishes because every drop of flavor is trapped in the sealed pot. This fact, combined with the shorter cooking time, means that your dishes will be supercharged with flavor. And cooking under pressure is versatile. While they're ideal for roasts and stews, pressure cookers can also turn out perfectly tender beans, grains, and legumes in short order. If ever there was a cooking method that could benefit from the obsessive trial and error that our test kitchen is known for, this is it. When cooking time is compressed, every minute matters, and when flavors are amplified, even a small change becomes significant. We ran hundreds of tests in fifteen pressure cookers to find out what works and what doesn't, and we deliver the foolproof, guaranteed-successful recipes in Pressure Cooker Perfection. With this foolproof guide to cooking under pressure, every home cook will be guaranteed success.
A pressure cooker is capable of delivering perfectly cooked food with deep, slow-cooked flavor on a fast-food timeframe-but when you lock on that lid, you want a recipe you know you can count on. We ran hundreds of tests in fifteen pressure cookers to find out what works and what doesn't. We show you the essential techniques that are key to success, and we provide troubleshooting tips with every recipe. Don't own a pressure cooker? We rate a dozen best-selling models. With this foolproof guide to cooking under pressure, every home cook will be guaranteed success. Book jacket.
Armed with 15 pressure cookers, our test cooks performed hundreds of tests to develop more than 100 bulletproof recipes. Recipes like our flavorful, juicy Whole Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon Sauce and hearty, smoky Texas-Style Chili utilize the pressure cooker's unique ability to deliver ultra-tender meat quickly while keeping the flavor unbelievably concentrated. Cooking under pressure also results in better tasting dishes, because every drop of flavor is trapped in the sealed pot. Pressure-cooking is ideal not only for delicious roasts and stews but also for perfectly tender beans, grains, and legumes, like our creamy Parmesan Risotto (ready in minutes with minimal stirring). When it comes to shopping for the right pressure cooker-electric versus stovetop, 6-quart versus 8-quart, tall and skinny versus low and wide-we tell you what matters and what doesn't. And our in-depth 101 section clearly explains how pressure cookers work, with plenty of photography that walks home cooks through the process of using one so they will feel at ease. With Pressure Cooker Perfection , home cooks will have everything they need (including confidence) to cook under pressure.