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In this volume, Alley (Lost Arts: A Celebration of Culinary Traditions) provides a montage of surprising and intriguing recipes-everything from White Truffle Risotto to Chocolate Chip Cookies-all of which are made in a slow cooker. Chapters are divided by country, and include France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Mexico and the U.S. According to Alley, signature meals, side dishes and even desserts from each of these countries, such as Chicken Mole from Mexico, Eggplant and Pea Curry from India, Pork with Prunes from France and Anise Biscotti from Italy, can be made simply in one pot. Alley includes drink recommendations with each recipe. These are generally wine pairings (with Provencal Beef Stew, "a Cotes de Provence rose or medium-bodied red table wine would do well") but the author refrains from going over the top to underscore the sophistication angle. For chocolate chip cookies, she writes, "milk is the only proper accompaniment."
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LYNN ALLEY is a freelance food and wine journalist interested in traditional foods and techniques from around the world. The author of LOST ARTS, she has contributed articles to Fine Cooking, Cook’s Illustrated, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Appellation magazine. She frequently writes for Wine Spectator and its website. Alley has also taught classes at cooking schools around the United States. She resides in San Diego, California.
I have not cooked a lot of recipes out of this book yet, but the ones that I did try turned out very well. This is not your wipe-up-a-meal-with-minimum-effort kind of book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Florance
Beautifully illustrated and very easy to follow recipes. Ingredients are those readily stocked in most cook's pantry. I will give this book as a gift many times over I'm sure.Published 1 month ago by Kathy Pitts
Recipes aren't great. I have tried a few of them and they are really bland. I like my food with lots of flavour. You won't get that from this cookbook.Published 5 months ago by Judi
So glad I ordered this slow cooker - makes cooking much easier.Published 8 months ago by Catherine Doucette