The Gourmet Slow Cooker
Simple and Sophisticated Meals from around the World
By Lynn Alley
"Although the slow cooker has experienced a renaissance over the past several years, the discriminating cook is still hard-pressed to find slow cooker recipes worthy of serving at a dinner party?recipes that reflect concern about ingredients, flavors, and appearance.
"For these cooks, comes The Gourmet Slow Cooker, an upscale approach to this new-old phenomenon by author and food journalist Lynn Alley. With fresh ingredients and imaginative recipes, you can create delicious meals to serve with pride to your guests. Drawn from slow cooking traditions from around the world, the recipes include Lamb Shanks in Tomato Sauce from Greece; Apricot Chicken from India; Chicken Mole from Mexico; White Truffle Risotto from Italy; Provençal Chicken Stew from France; and Potato, Cheddar, and Chive Soup from the United States.
"In keeping with the sophistication of the food, each recipe is accompanied by wine or beer suggestions. The slow cooker can be so much more than a repository for nacho cheese dip. Paired with The Gourmet Slow Cooker, your everyday dining will be elevated from the mundane to the gourmet, while freeing you from hours of hard work in the kitchen."