Posted by: lornasass | January 10, 2010

PRESSURE COOKING: A NEW CONVERT

I’m always happy to learn about a new convert to pressure cooking so I was delighted to come across a charming blog post with pictures called Learning to Love My Pressure Cooker, Vol. 1.  It’s written by Stefanie Koperniak, who begins:

One of my goals for the year is to develop a good relationship with the new pressure cooker that Chris and I have acquired (as a Christmas gift from his parents). Chris has long talked about getting a pressure cooker, but I’ve been reluctant, mainly because I’m afraid that using one will result in some sort of kitchen disaster (explosions, steam burns, pureed vegetables spattered all over the ceiling).

His mom, though, has long sworn by the speed and efficiency of a pressure cooker, using it to steam artichokes and make tasty soups (such as a great butternut squash and apple soup that she made when we visited for Thanksgiving). So, after taking the pressure cooker out of the big cardboard box in which it arrived, I decided that I was ready to take it on. (Well, sort of–there will likely be some cowering in other rooms as the pressure cooker shakes and releases scary bursts of steam–at least for a while.

To read more and check out the recipe for the vegan African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew she adapts for the “pc,” click here.

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