In this volume, Alley (Lost Arts: A Celebration of Culinary Traditions) provides a montage of surprising and intriguing recipes-everything from White Truffle Risotto to Chocolate Chip Cookies-all of which are made in a slow cooker. Chapters are divided by country, and include France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Mexico and the U.S. According to Alley, signature meals, side dishes and even desserts from each of these countries, such as Chicken Mole from Mexico, Eggplant and Pea Curry from India, Pork with Prunes from France and Anise Biscotti from Italy, can be made simply in one pot. Alley includes drink recommendations with each recipe. These are generally wine pairings (with Provencal Beef Stew, "a Cotes de Provence rose or medium-bodied red table wine would do well") but the author refrains from going over the top to underscore the sophistication angle. For chocolate chip cookies, she writes, "milk is the only proper accompaniment."
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LYNN ALLEY is a freelance food and wine journalist interested in traditional foods and techniques from around the world. The author of LOST ARTS, she has contributed articles to Fine Cooking, Cook’s Illustrated, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Appellation magazine. She frequently writes for Wine Spectator and its website. Alley has also taught classes at cooking schools around the United States. She resides in San Diego, California.
In my opinion many of the recipes required too many ingredients and steps before putting food in the cooker.Published 1 month ago by Janis R. Ehlers
Well written and contains many fine recipes but we don;t eat red meat so the limited number of chicken recipes was a disappointment.Published 3 months ago by Bradleyman31
This book is ok but the recipes tend to have several steps to complete the preparation before placing in the crock pot.Published 4 months ago by N. Deines
I ordered as a gift and they loved it. VERY prompt shipping. Thank youPublished 6 months ago by lizzy lou
Some really great info and recopies in here! Ive not made anything from this book or series of books I didn't find delicious! Read morePublished 6 months ago by DB
Much much better than usual slow cooker recipes - the advance prep makes all the difference.Published 7 months ago by JS from MA