The Ultimate Instant Pot® Cookbook for Two Review

The Ultimate Instant Pot® Cookbook for Two Review

Title: The Ultimate Instant Pot® Cookbook for Two: Perfectly Portioned Recipes for 3-Quart and 6-Quart Models
Author: Janet A. Zimmerman
Published: February 26, 2019, Rockridge Press
No. of Pages: 194
Cover Price: $16.99 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle

The Ultimate Instant Pot® Cookbook for Two: Perfectly Portioned Recipes for 3-Quart and 6-Quart Models by Janet A. Zimmerman, makes it possible for those who have small families – couples, single mothers (or fathers) with a child or two, or a couple of roommates - to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon and save time in the kitchen. The recipes work in the Instant Pot as well as smaller electric pressure cookers, and there are enough mouthwatering recipes to tempt almost everyone.

There are several advantages to using an Instant Pot or a similar appliance, not only because these wonder pots are a way to prepare meals quickly, but also because they don’t heat up the kitchen during the hot summer, they are portable and can be taken to a vacation home, and there is less clean-up and no stove to scrub.

Zimmerman has included a variety of dishes, some that appeal to almost everyone: gluten free, vegetarian, poultry, meat, and fish dishes, side dishes containing pasta, rice, and potatoes, delicious risottos, and basics like chicken stock, applesauce, hard-boiled eggs, and marinara sauce. There are dishes from countries all over the world, including the Middle East, Thailand, Italy, Japan, China, Mexico, France and North Africa. There are also all-American dishes – Clam Chowder, Shrimp and Grits, Cod and Green Beans with Dill Mustard Sauce, and Carrot Cake.

The instructions are easy-to-follow and are suitable for cooks at all levels – beginners to advanced – and since Instant Pots are so easy to use, cooks may quit using their stoves and ovens altogether.

Although there aren’t photographs of every dish, the photos that are included are very well done, and make it difficult to choose what to make next. It would be nicer if there were more photos, but with great cameras on cell phones, cooks can take their own pictures. There are plenty of helps and hints to make it easier to use using the electric pressure cooker, and this excellent cookbook will be instrumental in helping cooks improve cooking skills.

All told, this cookbook is one that belongs in every cookbook collection of Instant Pot owners and small families.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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