Mayan Cuisine: Recipes from the Yucatan Region

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In his signature style, Daniel Hoyer brings us the authentic recipes of the Mayan Cusine: Receipes from the Yucatan Region, along with his personal experiences that make the historical and cultural background of this people accessible and enjoyable. Having been influenced for centuries by the Spanish, other European countries, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and even the Caribbean, Mayan food is remarkably unique and distinct. Mayan Cooking offers recipes for Sweet Corn and Cilantro Cream Soups, Yucatan BBQ Shrimp, Smoked Pork Loin, Jicama-Orange Salad, and Chicken in Red Chile and Pumpkinseed Sauce, as well as an abundance of recipes for salsas, sauces, spice mixes, and marinades.

Recipes Include:

Bean-Filled Masa Fritters

Baked Chayote Squash Pudding

Mexican Lime Soup

Pit-Roasted Pork with Yucatan Spices

Yucatan BBQ Shrimp

Pumpkinseed Brittle

Author Bio: Daniel Hoyer is an experienced chef, restaurateur, and teacher. Daniel is the author of Culinary Mexico: Authentic Recipes and Traditions and Fiesta on the Grill. He resides in the Rio Grande Valley near Pilar, New Mexico, with his family.

Birthday Cakes: Recipes and Memories from Celebrated Bakers

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Exquisitely illustrated with more than 55 color photographs, Birthday Cakes features memorable, celebratory cakes and birthday stories by renowned chefs, cookbook writers, and passionate bakers — including the likes of Julia Child, Alice Waters, James Beard, Alice Medrich, and Jim Fobel. This elegant yet easy-to-use cake-making book invites us to celebrate everything birthday: the making and presentation of the cake, the warm glow of the candles, the whispering of a wish, and the heartwarming ritual of cutting and sharing the cake. Everyone will enjoy oohs and aahs when a Meyer Lemon Pound Cake is served, a beautiful, sophisticated cake that can be decorated with glazed flowers and long French birthday candles. A fabulous three-day cake-making extravaganza for the truly dedicated is Gayle Ortiz’s Princess Cake, a Swedish sweet-sixteen tradition. For happy smiles all around, there’s a simple, delicious chocolate cake dressed in luscious frosting, just like grandmother used to make. Sprinkled with fun ideas and tips for decorating, this collection of cake recipes and personal birthday memories will inspire cakes so special friends and family will wish they had more than one birthday.

The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook: A Master Baker’s 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread-From Every Kind of Machine

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The greatest invention since sliced bread may be the machine that makes the loaves that you dream of slicing. The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook finally bridges the gap between great taste and convenience, with over 300 glorious recipes for bread machines. The automatic bread machine makes it possible to enjoy fresh and signature loaves of bread without the time and expense usually involved in bread baking or purchased artisanal breads. Today’s bread machines are versatile, affordable, safe, and efficient, turning out perfect loaves time after time. Try Croissants or Banana Bread for breakfast, lunchtime sandwiches on Honey Whole Wheat Bread or Tomato Bread, a loaf of Garlic Focaccia or a Sage and Onion Bread-stuffed roast for dinner, or even Candied Chestnut Panettone and Pumpkin Cloverleaf Rolls for the holidays. Classic white loaves, hearty whole-wheat breads, sweet breads, swirled breads, pizza doughs, quick breads, even jams are easy to make right in the bread machine. Renowned bread baking expert Beth Hensperger’s best bread recipes yield great results– just add the ingredients, and let the machine knead, rise, and bake loaf after loaf of fragrant, delicious fresh bread.

Pillivuyt Six Serving Classic Escargot Plate and Baker, White

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Pillivuyt has perfected this Classic Six Serving Baker for Escargot – available fresh, chilled, canned, or frozen. Escargots, French for snail, have been consumed since the dawn of time. Discarded roasted snail shells have been found in archeological digs indicating that prehistoric humans enjoyed them. Escargot was a favorite of ancient Romans and other Europeans during the festivals of Lent, Mardi Gras, and Carnival! A traditional recipe: 1 tablespoon parsley ¿ finely minced, 1 teaspoon shallot ¿ finely minced, 1 tablespoon garlic ¿ finely minced, .25 teaspoon salt, .25 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, .5 teaspoon white wine, 1 teaspoon cognac, a dash of nutmeg, and 6 tablespoons butter – softened. Using a mortar – pound parsley, shallot and garlic into a paste. Using a food processor, alternately, place parsley/shallot/garlic paste, salt, pepper, wine, cognac, and nutmeg in the bowl and process until mixed. Add butter and process to combine. Preheat oven to 450° F. Arrange snails in individual wells of the Classic Escargot Baker and top each with a dollop of the butter mélange. Place the Baker in the oven and bake for 9 minutes, or until snails are hot and bubbling. Enjoy! The walls of these dishes, as in all Pillivuyt items, are created with a perfectly uniform thickness for exceptionally even and efficient heat conduction. Pillivuyt porcelain is fired at 2550 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can safely put any dish under the broiler for that final browning or finishing touch.

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The Everything Indian Cookbook: 300 Tantalizing Recipes–From Sizzling Tandoori Chicken to Fiery Lamb Vindaloo (Everything: Cooking)

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Indian cuisine constitutes the exotic blend of flavors from the Himalayas in the North to the Eastern Bay of Bengal. Featuring hundreds of recipes, such as Indian-Style Coleslaw, Rice Pudding, and Indian Corn Flatbread, The Everything Indian Cookbook guides readers through preparing delicious Indian cuisine right in their own homes.

From basic Indian flavors and spices to Indian cooking methods and meals, The Everything Indian Cookbook offers a diverse set of recipes perfect for both vegetarians and meat-eaters.

Featuring delicious recipes for:

  • Appetizers, such as Paneer Tikka
  • Breads, such Simple Naan Bread
  • Salads, such as Spicy Papaya Salad
  • Curry dishes, such as Goat Chicken Curry
  • Seafood dishes, such as Shrimp Koliwada
  • Special vegetarian fare, such as Lentil and Rice Kedgee
  • Chutneys, such as Mint Cilantro Chutney
  • Desserts, such as Mango Mousse

Whether cooks want to prepare a meal for one – or a flavorful feast for company – The Everything Indian Cookbook will have them serving up tasty Indian cuisine to tempt anyone!

Polish Classic Recipes (Classics Series)

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Hospitality and hearty food are the hallmarks of the Polish dining experience. This classic and concise cookbook features dozens of favorite Polish dishes showcasing a variety of flavors, preparation techniques, and ingredient selections. With titles given in both Polish and English, recipes range from cucumber salad and beet soup to pork cutlets and potato pancakes. A chapter devoted to pierogi presents the dumplings with an assortment of fillings, and the final chapter of sweets tops off any meal in true Polish fashion. Like all the books in Pelican’s Classic Recipe Series, the entries in this collection were carefully selected to provide a cross section of memorable and authentic dishes. Organized by course, the offerings range from appetizers and salads to sides and sweets, featuring the most iconic and national of dishes–Hunter’s Stew and Barszcz–alongside simple comfort food and a handful of desserts, including honey cake, poppy seed rolls, and chocolate mazurka.
Designed for the modern kitchen yet retaining traditional roots, each heritage recipe has been tested to perfection. Accompanied by notes on Polish holiday customs, history, and menu pairing suggestions, these dishes offer a flavorful sample of the Polish dining experience, as passed down from generation to generation.

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Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking

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The host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati’s Mexican Table, and a self-described “overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender,” Pati Jinich has a mission. She’s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think.Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces. Nor are they necessarily highly spicy. Surprising in their simplicity and freshness, they incorporate produce and grains. Most important, they fit perfectly into an everyday family cooking schedule and use just a handful of ingredients, most of which are already in your pantry. Many are homey specialties that Pati learned from her mother and grandmother, some are creative spins on classics, while others are not well known outside of Mexico.Dishes like Chicken à la Trash (it’s delicious!), a one-pot meal that Pati gleaned from a Mexican restaurant cook; Mexican Meatballs with Mint and Chipotle; Sweet and Salty Salmon; and Mexican-Style Pasta can revitalize your daily repertoire. You’ll find plenty of vegetarian fare, from Classic Avocado Soup, to Divorced Eggs (with red and green salsa), to Oaxaca-Style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas.

Your friends and family will enjoy Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Pickled Ancho Chile Vinaigrette; Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli; and Chicken Tinga — (you can use rotisserie chicken), which makes a tasty filling for tortas and tostadas. Pati also shares exciting dishes for the holidays and other special occasions, including Mexican Thanksgiving Turkey with Chorizo, Pecan, Apple, and Corn Bread Stuffing; Spiral-Cut Beef Tenderloin; and Red Pozole (“a Mexican party in a bowl”), which she served on her wedding day.Desserts like Triple Orange Mexican Wedding Cookies, Scribble Cookies
(sandwich cookies filled with chocolate), and little Apricot-Lime Glazed Mini Pound Cakes are sophisticated yet simple to make.

Latin American Street Food: From Mexico to Argentina

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From tamales to tacos, food on a stick to ceviches, and empanadas to desserts, Sandra A. Gutierrez’s Latin American Street Food takes cooks on a tasting tour of the most popular and delicious culinary finds of twenty Latin American countries, including Mexico, Cuba, Peru, and Brazil, translating them into 150 easy recipes for the home kitchen. These exciting, delectable, and accessible foods are sure to satisfy everyone. Sharing fascinating culinary history, fun personal stories, and how-to tips, Gutierrez showcases some of the most recognized and irresistible street foods, such as Mexican Tacos al Pastor, Guatemalan Christmas Tamales, Salvadorian Pupusas, and Cuban Sandwiches. She also presents succulent and unexpected dishes sure to become favorites, such as Costa Rican Tacos Ticos, Brazilian Avocado Ice Cream, and Peruvian Fried Ceviche. Beautifully illustrated, the book includes a list of sources for ingredients.

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The Advantages of Cooking Dinner Using a Fagor Pressure Cooker

The last time you went to a friend’s house for dinner and was impressed by the skills of the cook, you might have been surprised to find out he was using a Fagor pressure cooker. Actually, all that juicy meat and those tasty vegetables had been pressure cooked for no more that 15-20 minutes before your arrival. The taste reminded you of your mother’s dishes or some delicious dinner you took once in a fancy restaurant. It must have been hard to believe the secret behind that perfect taste was pressure cooking.

In fact, many households today own a pressure cooker. There are many advantages that make pressure cookers great tools in the kitchen. Especially for busy mothers or people who like healthy foods, pressure cooking is the best choice. It saves time, energy, and money, while the meals turn out delicious.

Perhaps one of the best known and used cookers today is the Fagor pressure cooker.  Fagor is a Spanish home appliance manufacturer that has been on the market for several years. It offers a wide variety of pressure cooker models at affordable prices. Strength and safety, these are the two top qualities advertised by Fagor.

Here are some advantages you could enjoy with a Fagor pressure cooker – or with most high quality products in this category, for that matter:

• Save time

With the help of a device such as the Fagor pressure cooker, you will be able to cook about three times faster. The high pressure inside the vessel allows higher temperatures to build up, which in turn speeds up the cooking process. If, normally, you would need an hour or more to cook a whole chicken, by pressure cooking it, it could be ready in less than 20 minutes. That means less time in the kitchen and more quality time with your loved ones.

• Save energy

Because cooking is faster, you consume less energy. So, besides saving time, you also save money and help save the planet Earth. Energy consumption can be reduced up to 70%. Ecologists and environmentalists are probably thrilled by the idea of pressure cooking.

• Cook healthier

Pressure cooked food is healthy food. You do not need any oil (in fact, it’s dangerous to put oil in the cooker). Vegetables maintain their color and vitamins, so it will be a pleasure to eat them. Pressure cooking is faster than fast food and definitely more delicious, so you will never again choose to eat something unhealthy.

• Cook safely

The Fagor pressure cooker is advertised as being very safe. It has multiple safety features, so there is no way something could go wrong while cooking under pressure. Three safety valves release pressure inside the pot. The lid is equipped with locking handles that cannot be opened until all the pressure has been released from the vessel. Indicators show when pressure has built inside and when it is safe to open the lid. Because all Fagor models have automatic release valves, you do not have to run cold water over the vessel to decrease pressure. This makes your job a lot easier, since you do not have to move around the kitchen with a hot pot in your hands any more. Indeed, pressure cookers have come a long way.

• Affordable prices

Fagor offers a wide variety of pressure cookers that come in different sizes and have multiple features. Prices are affordable; they vary depending on the size and features of the model. There will probably be no problem in finding a model for any budget.

All in all, a Fagor pressure cooker seems to be quite a good investment, but that is for you to decide.

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Need more time to decide what type of pressure cooker to choose? Find out more on the topic, including prices, models and features. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find the best pressure cooker for you. Visit our website to find a more detailed Fagor pressure cooker review and see if it meets your needs and your budget.

Lower Blood Pressure Diet

The kind of lifestyle many people now live can be described as unhealthy. The fast pace of life now makes people forget about eating or preparing healthy food. Instead of cooking home food people are left with unhealthy options like eating microwave preparations or just eating in fast food chains. If you think eating healthy is time consuming, you are mistaken.

One of the dietary regimes studied focused on restricting sodium intake to no more than 1,500 milligrams daily, which is roughly 2/3 teaspoon of normal table salt. Those who followed this program showed even more dramatic lowering of blood pressure readings.

Doctor might advise you to eat small amount of chocolate, dark chocolate is said to lower both the systolic and diastolic readings. Not all the people will have a problem taking some chocolate now and for their blood pressure. It will depends in your situation so it is very important to consult the doctor to check if it can benefit you or if it will just increase your risk in your particular medical situation.

High fiber foods are usually foods that lower blood pressure as well. Avocados, raspberries, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, bran cereal (or muffins), black beans, and lima beans are all packed with fiber. You can also sprinkle flax seed into recipes to increase your fiber intake and lower blood pressure.

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna [Latin]), also called haw, mayblossom, and mayflower has been used for thousands of years in Asian, European, and Native American cultures to treat heart disease. Hawthorn contains several proanthocyanidins and flavonoids, which increase the heart’s ability to pump blood and oxygen to all parts of the body by dilating coronary blood vessels and strengthening the heart muscle.

In addition to these minerals supplements can also be taken to in conjunction with high blood pressure diets. One of the most popular ones is garlic, because garlic contains a chemical called allicin which has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure.

Of course two highly dangerous factors that seriously increase the blood pressure and the risks of being struck by a heart-attack are alcohol and tobacco. Smoking is prohibited when suffering from high blood pressure and drinking should be kept under two drinks per day. Overweight people should seriously consider losing weight if they want to lower their blood pressure, and they need special diets of course.

Garlic and onions are also another important food to give a try. Although most recent research has focused on the cholesterol-lowering properties of garlic and onions, both have also been shown to lower blood pressure in cases of hypertension. Both garlic and onion should be used liberally in the diet. Commercial garlic supplements may also be of benefit. Onions also help to fight inflammation which benefits the cardiovascular system.

Hot cocoa is also enjoyable and it can help you sleep. But there’s not much point in consuming unusual foods only for their alleged health benefit. Neither is there any need for expensive supplements. None of these things is a dependable high blood pressure remedy, much less a miracle cure.

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Of Winter With Intelligent Electric Pressure Cooker Pressure From Nutrition – Electric Pressure

Wind suddenly began months of winter, many people became a required course. In collecting the same time tonic recipe, busy people today have begun to move in the cooking tools from the brain. The past two years,

Electric pressure cooker Particularly smart temperature control type electric pressure cooker, with its delicious nutrition, safe and convenient outstanding advantages such as rapid attention to the quality of life of people into the house, became the main force of the modern kitchen cooking.

Intelligent control pressure, cooking more delicious

Cooking under pressure Why food will be more good? Nutrition experts say, is not the direct cause of the pressure, but pressure is produced by boiling temperatures above 100 degrees. Delicious and nutritious food is inversely proportional to the cooking time, cooking temperature and proportional. Different foods have their own optimal cooking temperature, such as rice, the starch in 115 degrees, fish protein in 108 degrees. Therefore, in order for all the best nutrition and taste of food, cooking tools must be obtained to achieve precision control of pressure Caixing.

However, the mechanical control of the market-based electric pressure cooker pressure is mainly controlled by controlling the pressure of time, the cooking process had resulted in the loss of taste. Compared to conventional pressure cooker with the mechanical control-pressure electric pressure cooker, electric pressure cooker-type intelligent temperature control pressure in the precise area is a master, can bring can not compare the nutrition and taste.

“Intellectual pressure sensor” Food Home sought after With the pressure cooking technology upgrades, intelligent control technology, electric pressure cooker pressure to become a new trend, mainstream manufacturers frequently introduce smart temperature control type electric pressure cooker. High-end products such as gourmet Supor series of electrical pressure cooker, to break the traditional structure of pressure-controlled mode, its unique and patented intellectual pressure sensor system in the cooking process to precisely control the pressure and temperature, creating a pressure cooking a new realm.

Learned, gourmet cooking Supor whole chip microcomputer intelligent control, intelligent sensors able to do, precise control of pressure, pressure switches and pressure visualization. A wok ingredients, smart chip can automatically determine the type and quantity of ingredients, cooking the best smart set pressure curve. In the cooking process, both the bottom and top of the temperature measurement, gravity ball through the smart chip controlled, precise control of pressure at any time, to ensure optimal pressure cooking of food demand. In addition, the product’s unique smart sensor hand devices, it can simulate traditional wood cooking, to achieve high voltage intelligent switching, the food intermittent expansion, contraction, food can breathe, taste better of course. More convenient is that every moment of the pressure pot, all in the pot body

Panel On clear display, so that the pressure under control.

Addition to other cookware can bring unmatched nutritious and delicious, the Supor intelligent temperature control type electric pressure cooker safety technology in its 20 years, based on a comprehensive upgrade to 360-degree security system, solve the security concerns. In the product quality is reflected on 20 years of experience combined with modern technology, the end of thick thin thick kettle shaped ceramic grain, making heat faster and more uniform, efficient and energy saving.

Electric pressure cooker purchase to “Three Views”

So, when consumers buy, how to identify good intelligent temperature control type pressure cookers do? Supor professional and technical staff tips, in addition to listening to the Products store sales, the buyer should also learn their “Three Views.”

A look at the brand and technology. Industry leading brands often have industry-leading technology and safety experience in the pressure control technology, safety and product quality are guaranteed. 2 see product appearance, Direct identification of product quality and safety. For example Supor thick poly tank can Tao Jing, and the safety lock from the interconnect, composite double within the cover, thermal insulation cover, a “worry-free King Kong cover”, can directly view. Three Views operating convenience, this is closely related to intelligent control of pressure function. Identification of three major aspects: First, set menus are convenient, such as Supor gourmet menu features 16 kinds of series have set, covering almost all types of food everyday cooking, can be a key operation; second is to check whether the panel Some of of the appointment and set the cooking time; third is to check whether there is rapid decompression device, such as exhaust Supor unique keys, auto exhaust can also be manually advance the exhaust, can touch quick buck, without waiting for food, save time and energy saving.

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Pressure Cooker Efficient & Lighter

The pressure cooker is always regarded as a cheap and useful way to cook healthy food quickly. The food cooked in pressure cooker retains its flavor and nutrition. A pressure cooker India has many versatile uses in the kitchen as you can cook soups and softens beans faster and many more.

Pressure Cooker India:
Pressure cooker India continues to perform its primary function of cooking food faster. Improvements in design and materials have made modern pressure cookers safer, more efficient and lighter. Pressure cooker perfectly suits the requirements of making variety soups, vegetables, rice, even desserts and many more. The food cooked in pressure cooker certainly has more flavors and tastes better as the process of cooking needs low volumes of water. In addition, the high-pressure trap within the cookware retains the flavor of whatever type of food is cooked therein. Pressure cooker India also promotes a cleaner and cooler kitchen. With only one utensil used during the cooking process, you dont have to worry about washing too many cook wares.

Aluminum Pressure Cookers:
Aluminum pressure cookers are lighter than stainless steel, and do not need a copper layer to assist with the even distribution of heat within the pot. Aluminum is generally a cheaper material and therefore may be less expensive. Some females prefer aluminum pressure cookers because they do not get as heavy as the large stainless steel pressure cookers. The lighter weight allows them to better handle the pressure cooker. Pressure cooker India has its sealed cover so; the mess of splashes does not take place. With all the heat and pressure trapped inside the pressure cooker, your kitchen area remains cooler as compared to conventional stove top or oven methods.

Stainless Steel Pressure Cookers:
Pressure cooker India offers the consumer the assurance that comes from its basic properties. Stainless steel pressure cookers resist the damage from the elements that is common to metals, and thereby can be maintained life long. These pressure cookers generally depend on a copper layer, often embedded in the metal, to help distribute the heat evenly within the pot. Because of the stainless nature, none of the sauces or browning vegetables sticks to the bottom, allowing the cook to use the pressure cooker. This is all hassle free as one doesnt have to change from one cooking utensil to another. This and their supposed durability seem to be adequate enough for some to prefer the stainless steel pressure cookers.

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Go Green With a Pressure Cooker

Remember when you were young and you went to Grandmas house for Sunday dinner, watching the old pressure cooker on the stove hissing and venting, wondering if this was the day when it would send the contents across the kitchen. Well thankfully technology and construction methods have moved on a great deal since then. Modern day pressure cookers have a lot more safety features than their old counterparts as we found out when we decided to purchase one.

There is no escaping from the global warming issue, it’s with us in news bulletins, posters, magazine articles in fact every where you turn.

All the reports are telling us to do what we can to cut down on our usage of fossil fuels and carbon emissions.

After reading a lot about pressure cookers online we were convinced they were a winner for us and the environment and here’s why.

Fuel saving

Pressure cookers are more efficient than a traditional cookware, this mean a much quicker cooking time which translates into less energy used. Some manufacturers claim a figure of up to 70 per cent faster. Over a year this equates to a really good reduction on your energy consumption, which also means less damage to the planet.

More healthy for you

Because the food is cooked in a fraction of the time and at higher temperatures than normal, food is much less likely to lose its colour and flavour. Vitamins that are lost or diluted through normal cooking with much larger quantities of water are retained in the food.

Less time spent in the kitchen

Quicker cooking means less time spent in the kitchen which was another plus for us. We both have jobs and cooking used to be the last thing we wanted to come home to. However that has now been reduced thanks to the time saved by the pressure cooker.

Your pressure cooker should last for years given the right treatment, If you want to give pressure cooking a go make sure you read all the instructions first, this is vital. The manual will acquaint you with all you need to know about your cooker and any precautions the manufacturer recommends you follow. There are planned maintenance routines to follow and while this is usually pretty minimal it’s an essential task.

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Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Reviews

Cuisinart has created what probably is the safest electrical pressure cooker on the market and a very user friendly tool, qualities reflected upon the cooker’s price. Appearance wise, it makes a nice and elegant addition to your kitchen. It has a compact design and a brushed stainless steel casing that is fingerprints proof. Safety wise, the lid must be locked before the pressure starts to build and it will stay locked until the valves release the pressure. The cool-touch handles are also a very useful add compared to other cookers. The valves are designed in such way that it is impossible to get clotted with food.

As every pressure cooker out there, the food is cooked much faster than when using traditional cooking methods. The steam causes pressure that creates higher temperatures and thus the cooking time is greatly reduced. As it is a closed cooking pot, the nutrients, the vitamins and the savor will not boil away, thus the food will be healthier and taste better.

The best choice for a family would be the 6 quarts variant. The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker is easy to use for inexperienced cooks as it is digitally controlled and also has a handy precise thermostat that regulates the temperature. Cooking will no longer be a complicated process. The cooking options can be digitally set to low or high pressure. There are also browning, simmering or saute options available. You don’t need to keep an eye on it while the cooker works, the right pressure is automatically maintained during cooking. It has a special signal that will inform you when your meal is done. After the cooking program has finished, you can choose to manually quick release the steam and pressure or wait to release it naturally.

Some of the basic functions are automatic, like the warming function that starts immediately after the cooking process has finished. This function will keep the food warm until you serve it and it will work for not less than twelve hours after the cooking finished. The power will automatically shut off if the cooker is empty or if the preset temperature has been reached.

The cleaning is also very easy. The cooking pan inside is a non-sticky removable pot that can be cleaned manually with a minimal effort but it is also safe to use in a dishwasher. The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker comes with a full user manual also containing a few recipes.

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Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Perfect Thanksgiving morning breakfast starter; a delicious, homemade, and inexpensive vanilla chai tea latte.