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How to Instant Pot

Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook
Shumski, Daniel
Cooking & Food
Legions of home cooks are falling in love with the Instant Pot multipurpose pressure cooker, which does the work of a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, sauté pan, steamer, and chafing dish all in one. This collection of 100 easy, creative, boundary-pushing recipes makes ultimate use of this amazing and increasingly popular contraption. The only Instant Pot cookbook organized by function, with detailed instructions for mastering each, How to Instant Pot features dishes from satisfying breakfasts through tempting desserts, plus skill-building recipes that offer simple methods for basic dishes (Chicken Soup 3 Ways, No-Stir Polenta 3 Ways, Sweet Yogurt 3 Ways) and surprising hacks that make this already remarkable gadget even more indispensable. Hard-boil an egg in 5 minutes? Yup. Bake a potato in half the time? You bet. Quick pickle some veggies? Why not. Want to know how to Instant Pot? This book is all you need.
Workman Publishing Company
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Master the revolutionary appliance that is changing the way we cook!

The only Instant Pot cookbook that is organized by function, How to Instant Pot is both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie's creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot's many virtues, from cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, no stirring required, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch, using dried beans.

Here's how to make incredible hands-off meals like Ziti and Italian Sausage, Maple-Mustard Pork Shoulder, and Korean-Style Short Ribs, plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts. In addition to a set of recipes for each function and master recipes with three variations each, there are surprising shortcuts--basics like quick pickles, perfect hard-boiled eggs, and a 30-minute "baked" potato. It's the essential purchase for every instant pot owner.

Author Notes

Daniel Shumski, author of Will It Waffle? and Will It Skillet! , is a writer and editor who has hunted ramen in Tokyo for the Washington Post and tracked down ice cream in Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times . He lives in Montreal.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Cooking-appliance expert Daniel Shumski (Will It Waffle?, Will It Skillet?) turns his attention to the Instant Pot in this collection of more than 100 recipes. Other books devoted to the Instant Pot emphasize its multiple functions, but Shumski focuses on two that users will likely use most often: pressure cooking and slow cooking, with a few recipes for maximizing the device's rice-steaming and yogurt-making settings thrown in. Readers will appreciate Shumski's practical approach, with recipes for Korean-style short ribs with garlic and ginger; brown rice with sesame oil; and a DIY crème fraîche. Some recipes, however, take longer in the Instant Pot than they do by traditional methods: Shumski's meatloaf, for example, takes over four hours to prepare; a cheese fondue takes 45 minutes and calls for a pound of Velveeta. Readers will also appreciate Shumski's thoughtful instructions on yogurt troubleshooting and the art of rice making, as well as his discussion of the unique qualities of the Instant Pot. Those on the fence about purchasing the appliance would do well to give the book a look, and those who already have Instant Pots will find Shumski's guide useful. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

In his finest cookbook to date, Shumski (Will It Skillet?) demystifies the Instant Pot, a multifunction electric appliance that can act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and more. He thoroughly explains how to operate, clean, and troubleshoot the machine, and then shares 100-plus recipes showcasing its versatility. The prospect of being able to cook dried beans and tough cuts of meat in mere minutes will prove irresistible to many readers. Dishes such as no-stir risotto, Korean-style short ribs with garlic and ginger, split pea soup, and creme fraiche were developed for six-quart models, specifically IP-DUO60 and IP-DUO Plus60. VERDICT This approachable title reveals a path to faster, less laborious meals. Highly recommended for students, small apartment dwellers, busy professionals, and anyone interested in fast, mostly hands-free cooking. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.