One of the main reasons this book is one of my favorites is because anyone will find what they need in it. Everyone, from beginners to long time cooks who use pressure cookers, will find something new in this book.
Besides recipes, there are invaluable tips and techniques used for pressure cooking. This is a cookbook that will stay either on the counter or in the middle and upfront inf your cookbook collection. It will be one of those books you will use for a lifetime.
There are almost 400 recipes that range from scrumptious and fast one pot meals to desserts. I especially love her bread pudding recipes. She has 6 different varieties. The recipes are easy to understand and Vickie Smith offers details that will help make everything turn out delicious.
She shares secrets of special techniques to insure that every meal turns out delicious. With 50 years of experience in cooking, she has a lot of great ideas of cooking in general. If you are giving a pressure cooker as a gift, this is a great book to include with it. It includes anything anyone would need to know about pressure cooking.
This book was reviewed by over 200 purchasers and 63 per cent gave it the highest possible rating. Overwhelmingly, owners of this book are thankful for the resource material and charts that are included.
Several commented that if you are new to pressure cooking this should be the first cookbook you buy. After you have been using the pressure cooker for a while and feel comfortable using it, there are other cookbooks to purchase—but this is the one to start with to give you a good foundation of the basics and help you be successful from the very beginning.
This quote from a user of the book sums up the overall attitude:
“This is the last word for me in pressure cooker cookbooks. It is an encyclopedia of information for the how-to’s and do’s and don’ts of pressure cooking. Every possible problem or question seems to have been anticipated and answered. Then there are time charts for every kind of food that one would want to cook under pressure. Last but not least, the wonderful recipes literally make your mouth water.”
Others commented that the recipes in this book are healthy because she uses a lot of fresh ingredients. They also liked the idea that the ingredients were easy to find and you already will have many in your pantry.
There were a few complaints—about 2 per cent of the reviews. Many of them were vegetarians and they didn’t like that most of the recipes were meat based.
A lot of the positive reviews contradicted the negative reviews. There is a section in the cookbook that talks about substitutions and special ways to keep the meals from tasting bland. I think you will be very happy if you purchase this cookbook.