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5.0 out of 5 stars authentic and better than most slow cooker cookbooks, April 15, 2010
This review is from: The Italian Slow Cooker (Paperback)
These long winter months are a great time to use that slow cooker your received as a gift, or to dig it out of a cabinet. Hearty stews and hot soups are delicious, comforting meals for cold evenings.

For my money, this is the most enticing slow cooker cookbook out there right now. The author, Michele Scicolone, is well-known as an Italian cookbook writer. Italian cuisine, with its soups and stews and other braised dishes, is well suited to the low, steady heat of the slow cooker.

Unlike the majority of slow cooker cookbooks out there, this one does not use highly-processed shortcuts of dubious origin like condensed cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix or pre-mixed spice packets. The results are far more flavorful and authentic.

Hint: For those of you with crockpots that don't have a programmable timer, you can buy a programmable electric outlet timer that will cut off the power to an outlet after a set time, so the food won't be overcooked.
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Initial post: Jan 6, 2013 2:05:55 PM PST
Re The Italian Slowcooker and datura 2002's comments...I didn't know you could overcook anything in a slow cooker unless it was for 24 hours or more. I love the convenience of mine, and if I'm going to be away a long time, I throw potatoes in the microwave at the last minute instead of having them disintegrate in the slow cooker.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 7:21:17 PM PST
gmoney says:
This Product is great, you do have to have time to cook these recipes. I recommend that you do it on the weekends. I included a link to another cook book i just bought it is pretty much the same thing but specifically with chicken recipes.21 Delicious chicken recipes: For simple weeknight dining (Tasty and simple recipes for weeknight dining)
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