The Italian Slow Cooker
From best-selling food writer to more than 17 popular cookbooks, Michele Scicolone finally introduced her new challenge cookbook of Italian food with the slow cooker. Scicolone is famous for her well-known works such as Joy of Cooking (celebrating 75 anniversaries for classic edition in 2012, 1000 Italian Recipes, The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco and other Italian cookbooks. She also invited in many American’s food TV, included The CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, Emeril Live, as well as other channels. When an authority cookbook is launched, the cooking techniques and mouthwatering recipes are certainly expected. And she does it good for preparing home-made Italian dishes. As Michele Scicolone focuses on fresh ingredients but simple techniques, this lets amateur home cooks follow her book practically. She also suggests simmering around 165 degree F for about 6 to 8 hours, for main dishes.
This book has covered all kinds of dishes. After beginning with presenting useful essentials on a crock pot and ingredients, the followed chapters are on soups, sauces, seafood, meat, poultry, veggies, and dessert.
From our points of review, ‘The Italian Slow Cooker’ truly focuses on Italian food and slow cooker. The numerous recipes are clear-cut and practical for home cooks; you can even have most ingredients in your local stores. Each dish is guaranteed from reviewers for good taste. One thing to remind, it’s not a hand book for those who are looking for the kind of recipes that “let everything in the crock and forget it”. However, if you’re willing to simply improve your cooking skills, such as taking a little effort to browning meats before stewing process, this book will yield the overestimated returns.
- Who wrote it: Michele Scicolone
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Publish Year: January 7, 2010
- Highlight: The book is excellent for Italian recipes, which are practical to follow. The various kinds of Italian recipes, especially, a variety of sauces are standing out, too.
- Number of Recipes: Over 125 recipes
- Example Recipes: Tuna Meatballs in Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Frittata, Chunky Pork Shoulder Ragu, Osso Buco with Red Wine, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms, seafood couscous made with halibut, shrimp and scallops.