Posted by: lornasass | April 17, 2013


It has long been my mission to have pressure cookers on the minds of all cooks, but with all of the sad news coming out of Boston, this has not happened in a way I could ever have imagined.

With people associating pressure cookers more than ever with blow-ups, this is a good time to take out your cookers and make something nourishing and delicious to eat for yourself and your loved ones.

Tell everyone you know that the pressure cooker was always intended to help folks get a healthy meal on the table in record time, and nothing more.  Joe Yonan, of The Washington Post, got it right in the piece he just posted, so aptly titled Take back the pressure cooker, and cook. 

Joe interviewed me for this piece and you’ll read more of my thoughts in it.  You’ll also have my recipe for Boston “baked” beans which Joe is planning to make this weekend for some Boston friends coming to DC.   Go Joe!

May all beings be safe.

May all beings be nourished.

May peace prevail on earth.

Happy Cooking to All!   Lorna



  1. I tweeted today that my pressure cooker is my favorite appliance in my kitchen. Most people are clueless about them. The PC changed my cooking life 3 years ago. I use it almost every time I cook.

    • How wonderful to hear this. Thank you for spreading the word!

  2. Thank you for taking the time to talk about the benefits of pressure cookers and the terrible event in Boston. That kind of mayhem certainly is NOT what the pressure cooker was designed for… Let’s all pray for the victims and families hurt by that senseless act.

  3. Thanks Lorna for this post. I couldn’t agree with you more. Such a tragedy.

  4. Thank you so much for this post. I’ve used a pressure cooker all my life. I just published a funny post about the history of the pressure cooker on my blog and am linking to yours so my readers can enjoy as well.

  5. I agree with Lorna. The quiet, nourishing ritual of again mindfully preparing food with my pressure cooker helps to dispel the negative associations. These positive thoughts may, in turn, support those lost or injured.

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