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Initial post: Aug 29, 2010 4:36:53 PM PDT
loppy says:
I am looking for a good cook book for an electric pressure cooker. I would love to be able to use mine more often and save time and possibly $$$. Thank you.

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 11:35:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2010 11:35:55 AM PDT
lbgo says:
If you are looking for great recipes, you might like Bob Warden's Slow Food Fast. A really great PC cookbook.
You might also like the group:
Hope this helps...

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 8:34:47 AM PDT
R. Robinson says:
I agree about the Bob Warden book, his minestone soup is worth the price of admission.
Also, though not specifically for electronic pressure cookers, Miss Vicki's pressure cooker book is excellent, my wife and i use it all the time.
Another author for pressure cooker books is Lorna Sass.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 5:14:12 PM PDT
Gazelle says:
I would highly recommend Lorna Sass' books. I also have Miss Vicki's but don't use it quite as often (though it is a great resource). I'll have to check out Warden's book.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2010 4:17:51 PM PDT
M. Decarlo says:
a great way to save money is buying your produce at a local Farmer's Market.
The food has less preservatives 'cause it comes from local farmers you get to meet, AND its traveled less time to get to you. You can find the closest ones to you here:
then... with the time you save, you can read my book about food and foodies in america:

how's THAT for a delicious plug?
- Mark

Posted on Sep 25, 2010 8:39:19 PM PDT
Fillmoe says:
Lorna Sass is the Pressure Cooker Queen. I use her recipes often, today in fact. I've used a PC over 40 years and used to demonstrate them in Williams Sonoma and find Sass cookbooks accurate, and the recipes taste good. Mostly Kuhn Rikon.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2010 9:47:19 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
While I love to buy produce at farmers' markets, because the produce is far superior to what's in the supermarket, it's not a way to save money. Because a lot of the farmers' market produce is organic or specialized, it generally is quite a bit pricier than what supermarket chains charge, what with their access to factory farms and economies of scale.

I'm willing the pay the premium for superior food. I'm lucky I'm capable of doing it. But for some shoppers the prices are prohibitive.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2010 9:48:01 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
Me, too, Fillmoe. I have several of Sass's cookbooks for my trusty Kuhn Rikon PC.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 7:02:06 AM PDT
Linda says:
You can't miss with any of the Lorna Sass cookbooks - I think the most comprehensive of hers are 'Cooking under Pressure' and 'Pressure Perfect'. I also like Janet Daileys New Pressure Cooker Cookbook, her recipes are wonderful. Bob Warden's book is good for easier recipes using more prepared products....not my favorite but good in a pinch.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2010 7:47:18 AM PDT
joaniepony says:

I have the Fagor Duo. If you are anything like me,TOO MANY COOK BOOKS.
I would check out the books from the library, then you can see what type of foods you
are most interested in preparing in your PC. I like mine for prep type foods, like soup stocks
or cooking chicken and beef for tacos and enchiladas.

Posted on Nov 27, 2010 10:02:30 AM PST
Joanne says:
Can anyone recommend a good book for a pressure cooker "virgin"? I finally bought a stove top pressure cooker after returning the electric one I got recently. I have honestly never used a pressure cooker...of any kind. My mother used her Presto stove top a lot! but I never did. Thanks for any ideas or comments.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2010 10:01:05 AM PST
Kay Shepherd says:
Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes is a good one and she has a very helpful website as well. She and Lorna Sass are the two I turn to. I didn't know about Miss Vickie when I started using a pressure cooker a few years ago - I only had a few Lorna Sass books. She taught me a lot and got me over that initial uneasiness I had about using a pressure cooker. Pressure Perfect: Two Hour Taste in Twenty Minutes Using Your Pressure Cooker is a good one...she has written others, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2010 2:33:28 PM PST
Joanne says:
Kay...thank you. I'm looking forward to using my pressure cooker but need a good book, too. I think that might be part of my "problem"...I'm still a bit uneasy about pressure cookers at all. I have this childhood memory of my mother getting burned with hers. It was a stove top, of course...there were no electric ones back then. She bought me a Presto when I got married...but I honestly never used it as a pressure cooker. I did use the pot of course. Now that they have stove tops with safer lids or tops or whatever they're called...I got one. Once I use it for the first time, I'll be okay. Maybe something like stew or pot roast...something really easy. But I think anything would be easy. Do your books have photos? I think it would help me a little. Maybe not. Thanks again for the help.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2010 3:30:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2010 6:38:57 PM PST
Kay Shepherd says:
Joanne, Sorry - no photos in those least that I recall...maybe a few on an inset kind of arrangement? I will check when I get home. ***just checked - no photos in any of my PC books****

What kind (brand) and size PC did you get? Mine is a Fagor Rapida 5-pc Pressure Cooker Set.

Check out Miss Vickie's website... .....lots of info there!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2010 11:45:53 AM PST
We have Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooking Recipes, but are using a NESCO 6-quart electric pressure cooker, which we love, and we have to tweak recipes and times. We'll have to look into the Lorna Sass books. Wish someone would put together an all electric pressure cooker cook book. From what we've seen, there are only a few of them out there, FAGOR, CUISINART, WOLF GANG PUCK, NESCO, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2010 12:34:32 PM PST
Kay Shepherd says:
Hi're right - maybe someone should write a book specifically for the electric PC. I have never seen one. But Miss Vickie is good about showing how to do the calculations, right?

I'm not sure what the benefit is to the electric version?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2010 12:57:27 PM PST
Hi Kay, and thanks for responding. I know the NESCO EPC (Electric Pressure Cooker) we use has a 'low' and a 'high' heat setting and everything else is basically automatic. Once the pressure builds to 15-lbs., the cooker switches to the timer and counts down. There's an option, depending on what's cooking, to either release the pressure manually or let it de-pressurize on it's own (cooks longer). None of the old running cold water on top and stuff like Mom or Grandma used to do.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2010 7:38:47 AM PST
Kay Shepherd says:
So do you set it for the number of minutes it cooks at full pressure?

High=15lb ...what is low? 8lb? When do you use low? Most every recipe I've seen calls for using 15lb.

I actually don't find my stovetop model to be very complicated to use. With mine I can let the pressure come down on its own, or run the cold water on it (no biggie), or I can release the pressure on the unit itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2011 1:50:44 PM PST
i heard a complaint regarding the minestrone soup recipe. What size jar of spaghetti sauce did you use?
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