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America’s foremost film critic confesses to obsession with “the pot,” an electric rice cooker whose application he’s broadened to create his kitchen’s most versatile appliance. Ebert caught on early that the rice cooker is the crock pot’s virtual twin and can readily duplicate it as a time- and labor-saving appliance. Ebert touts the rice cooker’s health benefits by inventorying its friendliness to low-sodium, high protein, reduced-fat cooking. Ebert’s blog’s many fans have contributed cooker-adapted recipes running the gamut from quotidian boxed macaroni and cheese to spicy beef chili. A few recipes, such as mushroom risotto, call for preliminary action in a skillet before everything gets dumped into the cooker. Scrupulous cooks may find Ebert’s expansive use of the rice cooker the gustatory equivalent of watching Lawrence of Arabia on one’s iPhone—a lot of the product’s flavor and textural detail disappears. --Mark Knoblauch
Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times. His reviews are syndicated to some 200 newspapers in the United States and Canada. He lives in Chicago.
Its not a bad book by any means but at a cost of $7.99 for the ebook its overpriced. Basically the book consists of Mr. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Usni
I expected an informative book about rice cookers and some good recipes. Not so. Although I love Roger’s movies reviews, writing style, wit, etc. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Charlie
Not exactly a cookbook (although it does contain some recipes), this is Roger Ebert's love letter to the rice cooker and everything it can do. Read morePublished 13 months ago by dvrbkwrm
Great quality on this gently used excellent rice cooker cookbook by Roger Ebert, bless his soul. Thanks!!Published 13 months ago by Virginia
I'm a huge fan of culinary memoirs so I thought I'd give this book a go despite the lukewarm reviews. I will say, there is very little to this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sarah L. Wesch
Bought this book after hearing a radio interview with Roger Ebert's widow. It is not much of a cook book but mostly a nostalgia item for fans of Roger Ebert. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Philly Filly