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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (October 20, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688123260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688123260
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Sass (Cooking Under Pressure), award-winning pressure-cookery expert, returns to the kitchen with this vegetable opus. Healthy cooks in a hurry will find themselves huddling around it. After introductory chapters on the techniques of pressure cooking and the ingredients most necessary to it, Sass goes on to unveil sections on soups, grains, desserts, bean dishes, and a variety of vegetable fare: coriander carrots; Indian-style parsnips (with carrots as an alternative choice); even sea palms with shiitake mushrooms. The book shows a decidedly international stripe, and wears it jauntily without frightening off readers who may be more used to the humdrum. Especially note the triple fennel rice. Sass saves our time once again, and colorfully. Author tour; BOMC HomeStyle alternate.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Sass is the author of Cooking Under Pressure (LJ 11/15/89), an excellent guide to pressure-cooker cooking, and of Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen (LJ 6/15/92), on low-fat, high-fiber vegetarian fare. Now she has combined these two interests in a collection of flavorful soup, vegetable, grain, and bean recipes that can be made in the pressure cooker, most in a fraction of the time they would ordinarily take: Garlic Mashed Potatoes in only three minutes of cooking time, Risotto with Porcini in five, Tarragon-Scented White Bean Soup in just eight. There are quick vegetable purees, elegant bisques, and even some desserts. Most of the recipes will appeal to vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike. Recommended. [HomeStyle Bks. alternate.]
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Lorna Sass is fondly known as "the Queen of Pressure Cooking." She is also a widely published food writer and an award-winning cookbook author. Check out her new blog: www.pressurecookingwithlornasass.wordpress.com

Lorna became interested in pressure cooking during the mid-eighties when most Americans had either never heard of this magical appliance or were afraid of it! Her COOKING UNDER PRESSURE, published in 1989, became a best-seller with over 250,000 copies in print. The 20th-Anniversary revised edition of COOKING UNDER PRESSURE came out on November 3,2009.

Lorna followed COOKING UNDER PRESSURE with 3 other pressure cooker books: GREAT VEGETARIAN COOKING UNDER PRESSURE (VEGAN!), THE PRESSURED COOK, and PRESSURE PERFECT.

During the nineties, Lorna wrote numerous vegan cookbooks, recognizing that a vegan approach to food created a much smaller carbon footprint. This was decades before cookbook authors were writing about the connection between food and sustainability. Her RECIPES FROM AN ECOLOGICAL KITCHEN was published in 1992! Her NEW VEGAN COOKBOOK was nominated for an IACP Award and her latest title in this category is SHORT-CUT VEGAN.

Her fourteenth cookbook, WHOLE GRAINS EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY, published in 2006, was awarded the prestigious James Beard Award in the "healthy focus" category. Her latest cookbook, WHOLE GRAINS FOR BUSY PEOPLE, focuses on quick-cooking recipes for cooks on the go.

Lorna has often found herself ahead of her time. While studying for her PhD in medieval literature at Columbia University, she wrote four historical cookbooks that were published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art--decades before anyone was studying food history!

Lorna's food articles have been published in dozens of prominent newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Gourmet, and Bon Appetit. In addition to her own blogs, she has blogged for The Huffington Post and Green Fork, and wrote a monthly recipe column for localharvest.org.

She is a member of Slow Food, The Author's Guild, and the Women's Culinary Alliance and an alumna of Les Dames des Escoffier, an organization of the top women in the food industry.

Lorna's current passion is to make healthy food available to all, and she is especially eager to help people grow their own food on rooftops and in community gardens in NYC.


For further information, visit www.lornasass.com.
BLOGS: www.pressurecookingwithlornasass.wordpress.com www.lornasassatlarge.wordpress.com


Customer Reviews

I bought this book with my first pressure cooker.
M. Eng
Lorna Sass' book makes it easy to eat healthy food in abundance.
danica21
And there are soooo many recipes that I can't wait to try.
D.M.C.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

86 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on January 21, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I am not a vegetarian, but after the phenomenal success I enjoyed with "The Pressured Cook", I picked up this cookbook. Lorna Sass includes the standards but also tantalizes with new combinations. Every experiment I have tried has been enough to wow my "meat-and-potatoes" husband and co-workers alike. The Vegetarian Paella with artichokes was a big hit at an office pot-luck.
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97 of 103 people found the following review helpful By merrymousies on August 10, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I just bought my pressure cooker a week or so ago and have been using it in conjunction with this cookbook. Man is it great! The recipes are varied, interesting, tasty and right on target for use with one of these kitchen tools. The author provides all sorts of tips, "lessons learned" and ideas for making up recipes and menus of your own. She is clearly well versed in how to use the pressure cooker. She even gives tips on freezing food if you make a big batch. So far allof the recipes have turned out great which I really appreciate since I had never used a pressure cooker before.
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 1996
Format: Hardcover
This cookbook is not only vegetarian, but also essentially
vegan (no eggs, milk, or cheese, except for an occasional
optional cheese garnish). The recipe for Thai Chickpeas
alone is reason enough to buy the book (and a pressure
cooker, if you don't already have one).
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Since my last review in July, I have used this book so much and have been so happy with the recipes that I felt like I needed to upgrade my rating of this book to five stars. In order to take advantage of some of the recipes, I finally broke down and bought (1)a corningware 1 quart casserole dish and (2)a small bundtform dish and have to say that, along with the pressure cooker, these were some of the best kitchen purchases I have made. With my new equipment I now make beautifully delicious brown rice (yes, by using that foil contraption idea which was actually very easy to do!)as well as wonderful steamed pudding-cakes (love the banana one) that are the best dessert solution for vegans (or anyone who is trying to eat healthy) that I have found! I adore this book and can't sing its praises enough.
As for the electric stove issue, more power to those of you who can use one burner, but this has not worked in my kitchen. If I had to choose just one cookbook to have, then this would be it.
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1996
Format: Hardcover
Lorna Sass knows what she's doing. This book gives the reader a good working understanding of modern pressure cookers and a lot of information about good vegetarian cooking as well. Each of the recipes that I have tried worked perfectly, the food was all very good, and about half the dishes were "best stuff I ever made" quality. A favorite of mine is a soup of tomatoes and roasted red peppers requiring only a few minutes prep time and three minutes cooking under pressure. The risotto recipes are notable: no stirring needed
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book has it all! The cooking times charts are invaluable. The recipes use a wide variety of grains and beans; perfect for new (and not-so-new) vegetarians. I appreciate the inclusion of sea vegetables in several recipes. If you like your food on the milder side, you may wish to use a tad less spices in some recipes. Every single recipe we I have tried has been successful and delicious. Each recipe includes suggested menu choices to accompany. One of my very few favorite cookbooks! We have replaced our old standby 'what to give as a wedding gift' with a new choice: a second generation pressure cooker and a copy of this book!
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Jane on March 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I tried my pressure cooker for the first time last night, making "Garlic Lover's Lentil Soup" from this cookbook. Wow. You can read about making lentil soup in 7 minutes, but until you actually try it, you don't realize how amazing it is. No more soaking anything overnight! I can't believe I made a restaurant-quality soup so fast. I can hardly wait to try the other recipes. I'm going to buy her newest book so I can go beyond vegetarian. In fact, I may just buy all of her books...
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By b.bingham on October 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am not a vegetarian, but I like to make vegetarian dishes for health and economical reasons. I also find the pressure cooker to be a wonderful time-saver. I already owned two of Sass' PC cookbooks when I bought this one, and this is the best one yet! Sass opened my eyes to easy, quick and creative vegetarian cooking. Except for a handful of exotic dishes, the recipes use regular every-day fresh ingredients, and in interesting (and delicious!) combinations. If you think meatless cooking is just tofu and seaweed, buy this book!!
Just a couple of caveats:
A common technique of Sass' is to garnish a dish with a fresh ingredient (such as chopped parsley or cilantro, or green onion). Don't skip this step, it is very important for improving color and flavor of pressure-cooked food. I found these details were what took a dish from good to great.
Another common technique is to "perk up" flavors at the end of cooking with an acidic ingredient, usually wine vinegar. I personally found the dishes tastier without this addition, and I would suggest tasting first before adding (or add a bit to just a small portion) to see what your own preference is.
My only complaint is that the brown rice recipes do not save any time -- between 25 min cooking and then 20 min natural pressure release, you can just make the recipe in a regular pot. (If you soak brown rice for a few hours first, this cuts cooking time down to 25 min total, using a regular pot -- I haven't tried in a pressure cooker so I don't know how it affects times there.)
Bottom line -- whether you are a vegetarian looking for new recipes or a sworn meat-eater interested in great side dishes, BUY THIS BOOK!
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