Slow Cooker Revolution

A few months ago I posted about my new Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook. Since posting about the cookbook, I have had several readers ask what my thoughts were on it.

I waited so long to give  a full review of the cookbook because I wanted to have a chance to use the cookbook and try a few recipes out of it.

I have now cooked several recipes including Sticky Chicken and Slow Cooked Carrots from the book and I can honestly say I love the Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook.

What I really enjoy about this cookbook is that it is different than any other slow cooker cookbook that I have seen. Many slow cooker cookbooks contain the same basic recipes. They contain the same basic ideas and recipes over and over again with very little variation. Many of them also contain recipes for things that I do not think work very well in the slow cooker like pasta and rice.

The Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook though is different. It contains more modern recipes and ideas. They also deal with some of the issues that arise when cooking in a crock pot. And they share tips to help over come those issues.

I also like the fact that the recipes are a bit more gourmet. I mean there is nothing wrong with most slow cooker meals, but many of them are pretty basic and plain. America’s Test Kitchen though takes it up a notch, they make slow cooker food more modern and a little fancier.

I will say though that many of these recipes take more work. They are not dump a bunch of cans and a slab of meat in the crock pot type meals. Many of these recipes take a little more time to get started or require a few minutes for finishing them off at the end of cooking, but I do not mind that. That is part of what makes this book unique and different from others.

I wanted something a little different in a slow cooker cookbook and this book is just that. It is different than any other slow cooker cookbook that I have and it is becoming one of my most used cookbooks.

If you use your crock pot regularly and are looking for some new inspiration I highly recommend the Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook.

Does anyone else own this? If so what are your thoughts?

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. We have the ATK cook book from 2010 – and it has NEVER failed us. They do what they do for a good reason, it really pays to test and play!

    We just got a crock pot, so maybe we need this cook book too!

  2. I MUST look this up now ;-)

    I never buy slow cooker books because they’re always the same.

  3. In the past, I’ve picked recipes from the Fix it and Forget it Cookbooks, but love any new slow cooker recipe ideas. The slow cooked carrots sound really good. I love cooked carrots but don’t make them enough.

  4. I was lucky to win the cookbook a month or so ago, I love it. I like all the hints, and the reason why the incorporate a certain ingredient and what it brings out in flavor. Kind of like the show “good eats” but in a cookbook for slow cookers. Recommend it to anyone that has a slow cooker and wants more than a pot roast w/cream of mushroom soup :)

  5. I just picked this book up a few days ago. I haven’t had time to read much of it, but have LOVED what I have seen so far!

  6. sounds like a good addition to my cookbook collection – I too get frustrated that most crock pot cook books have 10 different variations on beef strogonoff… I want different recipes that work with the convenience of my slow cooker! I will cross my fingers for a book store gift cert for mothers day!

  7. I think I’ll have to get this book too. It sounds like something that I would like. I use my crock pot at least twice a week to keep everyone fed on sports nights.

  8. Julie Huey says:

    I have this cookbook too. I love the Sticky Chicken. : )

  9. I borrowed this cookbook from my local library, and it fantastic. I made the pot roast with the vegetables wrapped in foil on top. No more soggy veggies!

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