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Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes Paperback – January 29, 2008
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More About the Author
I am a pressure cooking aficionado, and my goal is to inform everyone about all the benefits of today's ultra modern pressure cookers. Pressure cookers are in daily use at my house and with more than 50 years of hands on, practical knowledge, I have revived the lost art of pressure cookery. I'm sharing my decades of experience and passing on these little known techniques and tricks that were once common during the heyday of pressure cookery.
The growing popularity of pressure cooking has attracted the interest of cooks everywhere. My cookbook, "Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes", takes full advantage of these advanced cooking methods to maximize the full potential of all the new and improved features available in today's best, modern pressure cookers.
I'm very grateful that my cookbook has garnered many favorable reviews from the pros, but the best recommendations come from real world users who dish up my recipes in their own homes. Even after 2 years, my cookbook remains consistently in the Top Ten ranking at Amazon, and I've had a great time discussing my passion for pressure cooking with everyone. Looking at the stream of emails I get everyday, the interest is growing bigger all time.
My website, http://missvickie.com/ grew from a small, personal collection of pressure cooker recipes to become the premier reference for pressure cooking on the Internet. Today, my website ranks at or near the top in Google searches for all things related to pressure cooking. "Miss Vickie", has become defacto authority, "the guru" and acknowledged expert on pressure cookery with How-To recipes and step by step photo directions on my blog, http://missvickie.blogspot.com/
Here's a big THANK YOU! to everyone who has already bought my cookbook. For anyone who wants more information about my cookbook, or pressure cookery in general, please come visit me at the above links.
Top Customer Reviews
I wanted to address the low-rating reviews that recommended Lorna Sass's books over this one. I own two Lorna Sass books: while they are quality cookbooks and do include more recipes for vegetables and grains, there is information in Miss Vickie's cookbook that does not appear in Lorna Sass's. I do understand that people's needs and preferences are different, but there is much in this book to recommend to all pressure cooker users.
There may be other motives in some reviews in which Miss Vickie's book is not accurately represented. I used to visit a pressure cooking forum on Vegsource (a vegetarian website). One day, Miss Vickie posted in response to a question on that forum and was attacked by other members of the site because she has meat-based recipes on her own website. When I quietly reported this to the moderator, hoping to have the offending post removed, I was banned from the site. Lorna Sass is heavily promoted on this site because she has written a book for vegetarian pressure cooking (although, paradoxically, she authored several other books containing numerous meat recipes). This experience has colored my view of some of the negative postings.
I received my copy today from Amazon.com (good deal, by the way & I got free shipping too), and didn't waste any time trying it out. Our Irish dinner -- a day late, I know -- turned out perfect.
Actually, I bought this book thinking my daughter could benefit from it. Now I see that I'll have to get another one to give to her...I need this one for myself!
Now, sooner or later someone will surely complain "...I couldn't give it 5 stars because there aren't any pictures..." I'm surprised that these same people don't also expect "scratch, sniff & taste" pages. Don't we all know what food looks like? Even someone who has never cooked before knows what a potato, or a carrot, a potroast or a chicken is supposed to look like. Yes, visuals would enhance the appeal of the book, but honestly, the recipes and directions are so well presented that photos are really not necessary.
I'm looking forward to trying many, many of the interesting recipes.
Good job, Miss Vickie!!
Update: Now that I have had this book for a while, and have tried many of the recipes and techniques, I want to say that this book is truly worth the money. Many people focus their pressure cooking attentions primarily on main dishes and especially meats. Miss Vickie's main dish recipes are wonderful.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
typing was too lite, two hard to read, won't recommend this to anyone.Published 2 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Lots of recipes and lots of helpful information. Have used some of the recipes and learned how to tailor recipes to my taste.Published 2 days ago by Rellis 72
I purchased this book for my parents, who have been using a pressure cooker for over 60 years for routine canning. Read morePublished 4 days ago by David
My cookbook has just arrived. I was so excited, and naturally the first thing I did was to flip through the book, anxious to see the beautiful photos. Well, there are no photos. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Elaine Bubbico
This is a well layed out and fun book for cooking with pressurePublished 10 days ago by kk strickland
Vicki Smith is to be commended for her effort on this cookbook. It not only offers ~~400 recipes that are precise but technical information on operation of pressure cooking is also... Read morePublished 10 days ago by td