Instantly French! Classic French Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

Ann Mah. Griffin, $24.99 (208p) ISBN 978-1-250-18444-3
Instant Pot owners hoping to up their appliance game are sure to appreciate Mah’s collection of more than 70 well-known French dishes, all of which can be prepared using the popular multifunctional appliance. Mah (Mastering the Art of French Eating) puts the Instant Pot through its paces, showing readers how to create classics like coq au vin, beef bourguignon, crème brulee, daube, and cassoulet in much less time than traditional methods without, she maintains, sacrificing flavor. Pressure cooking is a great time saver for homemade stock, beans, legumes, and soups (recipes for the latter include Indian-spiced red lentil soup, butternut squash, and chestnut and bacon-chip soup), but Mah also uses the method to prepare fish en papillote with chard, mushrooms, and soy-butter broth in just 10 minutes. Her strawberry-rhubarb compote may be the fastest dish in the book, taking only two minutes. Some dishes, however, require oven preparation (such as short rib shepherd’s pie, cauliflower gratin, and tartiflette), and others are just plain labor intensive, such as whole stuffed cabbage (which requires sauteing, shaping, and stuffing the cabbage). Lovers of French cuisine and Instant Pot devotees will surely benefit from the clear instructions and flavorful recipes in this solid collection. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 06/18/2018
Release date: 09/25/2018
Genre: Nonfiction
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