Friday, February 12, 2010

Book Review: The Italian Slow Cooker By Michele Sciolone

This is one great cookbook. The recipes are easy to read and follow, and the final product is awesome. What I like the most is that they require very little in prep time and are very fast to do for people who work outside of the home. You do not have to sacrifice taste for speed. The recipes include are for: soups, sauces for pasta, risotto, polenta, grains, seafood, eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, pork, lamb, vegetables, dried legumes and desserts.

Some of the recipes that I tried were: Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup (page 21), Pasta Fagioli -- my husband's favorite (page 35), Mussel, Saffron, and Fennel Stew -- takes a longer time (page 100), and Pesto Chicken (page 125).

All the recipes turned out delicious and I am not a great cook (but I can follow recipes). About half the recipes require a longer prep time but I thought that it was worth it since they turned out very good. I highly recomend this cookbook for everyone.

About the AuthorMichele Scicolone is the author of fourteen cookbooks, including the best-selling Sopranos Family Cookbook, and Entertaining with the Sopranos. A sought-after spokesperson and cooking teacher, she has made many times on national television.

Product Details
240 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (January 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 054700303X
ISBN-13: 978-0547003030