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This book is produced for the American Market. Lots of the ingredients are unknown in England, or are not sold in the correct amounts here. The measurements are also in American units, and although there is a conversion table at the back of the book, some of these are inaccurate. Don't bother to buy this book.
Many of the ingredients are impossible to get outside the USA or the non-american reader has never heard of or hasn't a clue what the item actually is. All the measurements are American (pounds, ounces, cups etc) so there is a lot of converting to do. I should have read the reviews before buying.
Well written and colourfully illustrated. I have tried many recipes' with success and have learnt how to use various spices (some I have never heard of) I also purchased another one for my sister. The cookbook opens your eyes to slow cooking methods and enables one to savour the slow cooking process using herbs and spices to bring out the full flavour for meats and poultry. The desserts that can be slow cooked are amazing and in fact I am seriously thinking of purchasing another slow cooker just for the desserts to use alongside my current one for main meals
Maybe i am reading it wong but this book assume you knwo how to cook.
A basic example is one recipe says to add in pancake mix but pancake mix. The recipe doesn't give any instruction on what the pancake mix is made from or if you can just buy some pancake mix. Thsi means you have to look up a separate recipe for pancake mix make that then use it as intended. In addition CROCKPOT seems to be a manufacturer so they reference a lot of stuff that relates to that type of slow cooker meaning you might not even have the right slow cooker. For eample in one it says to use teh CrockPot rack... no idea what that is... Bit disapointed cos I didnt' realise the recipes would be this way and bought this item as a gift. Now i'm gonna have to piss around returning this crap.
Out of 350 recipes I found 4 I would enjoy cooking and eating. Hot chocolate in a slow cooker? I'm new to slow cooking and have found great recipes in other books such as Hamlyn and BBC. This one however is not for me.
Typical American cookbook with all that that implies. I bought it thinking it would give me a grounding into how to use and get the best from the slow cooker. It didn’t. If you are into powdered this that and the other with the odd tin of condensed soup coupled with packets of stuff then you will be in heaven. Me? I like cooking. This book is terrible...in my opinion. Buy another...any other! Mine is in the charity shop.