More About the Author
Laura D.A. Pazzaglia is a pressure cooker and small appliance expert and founder of http://www.hippressurecooking.com a website of pressure cooker recipes, reviews and tips.
Pazzaglia believes that if you can boil it, steam it or braise it.. you can pressure cook it - and she has. She'll make a Tabasco sauce in the pressure cooker in a minute or a one pot meal with roast, potatoes and carrots in 20. Every recipe on the hip pressure cooking website includes step-by-step photographs and instructions for BOTH stove top and electric pressure cookers.
The upcoming "Hip Pressure Cooking" (St. Martin's Press, Fall 2014) is Pazzaglia's first cookbook. In it, she explains how ingredients react under pressure with easy-to-follow recipes with a minimum of prep. The book is filled with tips, techniques and detailed information that has never been shared before- a must-have reference for pressure cookery.
She worked with Adams Media to publish a book project "The Everything Healthy Pressure Cooker" in 2012. In it, she "healthyfies" the publisher's recipes by removing all packets, cans, and pouches and re-configures them to use only whole, fresh ingredients - she also added some reader favorites from her website.
Pazzaglia is a former IT Project Director in San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley that now lives in Italy with her husband and two children. She moved from computer to kitchen technology when her first child was born and was looking for a way to make healthier meals in less time. She has lived in four countries (U.K, Italy, U.S.A, and Austria), speaks three languages (English, Italian and German) and is currently resides in Rome.
Her personal goal is to get everyone who is just cooking, pressure cooking.
Pazzaglia has contributed her pressure cooker recipes and photographs to pressure cooker manufacturers for use in promotional material and recipe booklets, magazines, newspapers and websites. She has made presentations and demonstrations, in Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Canada and just completed a seven-city pressure cooker demo tour for three pressure cooker manufacturers in the U.S.