How to Instant Pot
Master the revolutionary appliance that is changing the way we cook! The only Instant Pot cookbook that is organized by function, How to Instant Pot is both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie’s creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot’s many virtues, from cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, no stirring required, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch, using dried beans. Here’s how to make incredible hands-off meals like Ziti and Italian Sausage, Maple-Mustard Pork Shoulder, and Korean-Style Short Ribs, plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts. In addition to a set of recipes for each function and master recipes with three variations each, there are surprising shortcuts—basics like quick pickles, perfect hard-boiled eggs, and a 30-minute “baked” potato. It’s the essential purchase for every instant pot owner.  

How to Instant Pot Details

TitleHow to Instant Pot
Author
ReleaseOct 31st, 2017
PublisherWorkman Publishing Company
ISBN-139781523502066
Rating
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food

How to Instant Pot Review

  • Selena
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free electronic copy of How To Instant Pot: Mastering All The Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski from NetGalley for my honest review. I am so beyond happy with this cookbook. I purchased my Instant Pot a couple weeks ago and purchased a cookbook to go with it that I wasn't thrilled with. Then I received the ebook copy of How To Instant Pot. I love that it gave me step=by=step instructions on how to use each setting and even how to clean it. I received a free electronic copy of How To Instant Pot: Mastering All The Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski from NetGalley for my honest review. I am so beyond happy with this cookbook. I purchased my Instant Pot a couple weeks ago and purchased a cookbook to go with it that I wasn't thrilled with. Then I received the ebook copy of How To Instant Pot. I love that it gave me step=by=step instructions on how to use each setting and even how to clean it. It teaches you how to steam, saute, shows you cooking tips, the difference between instant pot and other cooking methods. The recipes are amazing. I can make homemade jam, homemade yogurt, rice, soup, etc. Last night I made the Beef Barbacoa Tacos and they were out of this world. I love this cookbook.
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  • Pia
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a total newbie when it comes to the Instant Pot, so this book was very welcome. I was kind of overwhelmed with a machine that can do so many things.First of all, it explains very well all the functions of the Instant Pot and has beautiful pictures. I chose from a selection of recipes, and among the best I found were the Pressure Cooker Beef Stew and the pork roasts.However, I found some that did not turn out that well: the caramelized onions turned out mushy and the meatloaf is something tha I'm a total newbie when it comes to the Instant Pot, so this book was very welcome. I was kind of overwhelmed with a machine that can do so many things.First of all, it explains very well all the functions of the Instant Pot and has beautiful pictures. I chose from a selection of recipes, and among the best I found were the Pressure Cooker Beef Stew and the pork roasts.However, I found some that did not turn out that well: the caramelized onions turned out mushy and the meatloaf is something that's better baked in a traditional way, not in the slow cooker.As with all cook books and recipes, some work for us and some don't, and it's probably a matter of adjusting the ingredients to our taste.I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Marzie
    January 1, 1970
    I was approved for an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, but then they archived it a day later. I bought the book, not just to review it, but because I'm always eager for more Instant Pot recipes! LOLThe Instant Pot craze seized my household several months back. It hasn't let go. From beans to meats to cooking rice, and even making yogurt, Instant Pot can do it all. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, multipot. We had toyed with the conventional pressure cooker e I was approved for an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, but then they archived it a day later. I bought the book, not just to review it, but because I'm always eager for more Instant Pot recipes! LOLThe Instant Pot craze seized my household several months back. It hasn't let go. From beans to meats to cooking rice, and even making yogurt, Instant Pot can do it all. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, multipot. We had toyed with the conventional pressure cooker earlier this year and my husband, who loves lentils, was frustrated with problems gauging temperatures and cooking time. Our first electronic pressure cooker was a dud and we had to spend $25 sending it back to the manufacturer. Taking a leap of faith based on a recent series of articles and recipes in the NY Times cooking section, I ordered the Instant Pot and was an instant fan. It's so easy to use, so fast when you need fast (I've yet to use it as a slow cooker, actually) and the stuff that comes out of this pot is just delicious. But I'm always scouting for more recipes! One of the benefits of How to Instant Pot is that this book actually teaches you how to use your Instant Pot in practical ways that both the manual and some other cookbooks don't do. There are a fair number of recipes for Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker and Yogurt Maker modes. The ones I've tried (Pineapple Skirt Steak and Fragrant Lamb and Chickpeas) have been delicious. I do have to say that I wish there were more recipes. (For instance, there are only 31 recipes in the Pressure Cooker section, about the same for the slow cooker section, and then substantially fewer for the Rice and Yogurt sections) However, that's actually about the same or more than NY Times writer's Instant Pot cookbook, though that has a bit greater diversity in recipes, including seafood among other options. One of the best things about Shumski's book is that it is well-organized so you can easily choose a pressure cooker recipe over a slow cooker recipe, without having to read through all the recipe details to understand what you're getting into. (Important to note that some books do adapt recipes for either mode.) This Instant Pot cookbook is the one that will live on my phone's Kindle Reader, because of how well-organized it is and for its clear listing of ingredients and steps. It's a sure bet for the spur of the moment grocery store recipe selection and purchasing.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Book reviews and more on www.snazzybooks.com How To Instant Pot is such a great resource for anyone who has one of these magical devices – whether you’re completely new to them (and how I wish I had this book when I first got mine, many months ago) or have had yours for a while but would like some inspiration, or tips and tricks!After a general overview/ introduction the book is then split up into sections relating to different functions of the Instant Pot; each section has some general operatin Book reviews and more on www.snazzybooks.com How To Instant Pot is such a great resource for anyone who has one of these magical devices – whether you’re completely new to them (and how I wish I had this book when I first got mine, many months ago) or have had yours for a while but would like some inspiration, or tips and tricks!After a general overview/ introduction the book is then split up into sections relating to different functions of the Instant Pot; each section has some general operating instructions and tips, and then a load of great recipes to try out. There’s a section for pressure cooking – which is what I mainly use mine for, and what I bought the Instant Pot for, so that’s come in very handy – as well as a slow cooker section which is also great, plus other sections such as the rice maker, yoghurt maker, etc.What I really love about this book is that, on the whole, the recipes aren’t horrendously complicated but they are different and inspiring. You won’t get the same selection of tired old recipes that I see in every other Instant Pot ‘recipe book’; there are exciting new combinations and tips for things to make which you might not have thought could be done with this apparatus. I don't think I'd personally bother with the yoghurt reicipes or the different rice recipes, but the other sections have some really interesting ideas.I liked that there were pictures included but, as always, wished that there was an image for each recipe.  Still, this has reignited my love for the Instant Pot and encouraged me to try new recipes. Really impressed - if you only buy one Instant Pot recipe book, buy this one!Many thanks to Workman Publishing Company for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.
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  • Anna Kander
    January 1, 1970
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  • Carol Irvin
    January 1, 1970
    Found some good recipes to try with my Instant Pot and helpful hints!
  • Elaine -
    January 1, 1970
    This is the best book for the Instant Pot I've seen. I'm so excited to try these recipes! They are simple, but delicious recipes that aren't trying for too much. Lets me honest, I own an Instant Pot to make my life easier. I want complete meals in less time and with less hassle. This book helps get me there!"My second favorite thing about food is its power to bring people together. I'm just being real here; my favorite thing about food is its power to be so freaking delicious."I agree with the a This is the best book for the Instant Pot I've seen. I'm so excited to try these recipes! They are simple, but delicious recipes that aren't trying for too much. Lets me honest, I own an Instant Pot to make my life easier. I want complete meals in less time and with less hassle. This book helps get me there!"My second favorite thing about food is its power to bring people together. I'm just being real here; my favorite thing about food is its power to be so freaking delicious."I agree with the author, Daniel Shumski, I love to get together for a meal, but at the end of the day I cook and I eat because I love food. I love food even more that didn't take me hours to preprare or 20 ingredients I've never heard of before.In the Introduction Daniel states: "Maybe your initial reaction to seeing the Instant Pot was like mine: 'It does all those things? Really? Hmm...Okay. But does it do them well?'" This was my exact reaction. When my Mom got her Instant Pot and raved about it I was skeptical. I really hate clutter on my counters and didn't want to add one more thing that would eventually make it's way to my pantry shelf never to see the light of day again. But, that hasn't happened and books like this will help me to continue to enjoy my Instant Pot.Instant Pot BasicsThis chapter does an excellent job helping the reader set up their Instant Pot. It gives detailed information on all the buttons and functions with helpful hints on what to use them for. This is all super helpful because the Instant Pot has a lot of buttons and choses. I tend to lean toward just using the manual button when I'm not sure what else to do, so this book will be an excellent reference when I'm in doubt of how to cook something.Pressure CookerThis chapter gives a few more details and then dives right into the recipes. The layout is a bit different than other books as it doesn't really break up into chapters. The first few recipes are meat and then it moves into soups. Next there are a few salad, potato and squash recipes. Then it goes into breakfast and desserts. These recipes are all meant to be used under pressure in the Instant Pot.Slow CookerThe Instant Pot doesn't have to be used as a quick fix for a meal. There are times when a recipe is better when it's allowed to marinate and cook for a longer period of time. This chapter has recipes that are meant for the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot. Again, they aren't split out into chapters by type, but are all together starting with meat. Rice MakerI had no idea I could use the Instant Pot as a rice cooker! We don't eat a lot of rice, but partially because it takes more time than I want to commit to make. Plus, I regularly burn the bottom. There are several recipes with variation on regular, sweet and savory rice.Yogurt MakerI have made yogurt in my Instant Pot and it's a super easy process. I like to make the yogurt overnight or set it Friday night so it's ready to complete Saturday night for a tangier yogurt. There are also recipes in this chapter for ricotta, creme fraiche and sweet or savory yogurt.SteamerThere are several recipes for steamed vegetables. There is even a recipe with vegetables and shrimp that I will definitely be trying. Yum! I hadn't considered cooking corn on the cob in my Instant Pot and look forward to following the directions for that also.I highly recommend this cookbook to anyone with an Instant Pot! This is a must have for quick week night meals that are delicious and fast. It doesn't hurt that it also looks nice.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    I was on the fence about using an Instant Pot. For every positive "I couldn't live without this contraption" comment, there was a negative comment. When given the opportunity to review How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way you Cook, I asked a friend to borrow her appliance to test out some recipes. I wanted to know if it was hype or legit.As someone completely new to the Instant Pot phenomenon, I found this book incredibly useful. The first chapt I was on the fence about using an Instant Pot. For every positive "I couldn't live without this contraption" comment, there was a negative comment. When given the opportunity to review How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way you Cook, I asked a friend to borrow her appliance to test out some recipes. I wanted to know if it was hype or legit.As someone completely new to the Instant Pot phenomenon, I found this book incredibly useful. The first chapter explains everything that you need to know in simple, straight-forward language. There are several FAQs and even an explanation for all the potential error codes that may come up. Very handy as who knows where they've stored their user guides? I had never used a pressure cooker before and this book prepped me for how to deal with it safely.Reasons why I wasn't sold on the Instant Pot: (A) I actually enjoy cooking (B) I have a discerning palette (C) I hate overcooked food. So, with this book in hand, I tried the Instant Pot for the first time and tried the recipe for Lemon Pea Risotto. I was skeptical and I thought that there was no way that actual risotto would be produced in this machine. I was expecting a faux version - risottoesque. To my utter surprise, the No Stir Risotto recipe WORKED! Stove top risotto is a labour of love and takes me a good half hour of active stirring and ladling of broth into a pan. Daniel Shumski's recipe was AMAZING. The flavour was delicious and the texture was fantastic - not a clump of rice in sight! It was literally saute in the pot for 5 minutes, add broth, lock and load. VOILA!What I love about this collection of recipes is threefold: (1) The recipes are very clear with regard to how operate the machine. There are times given for how long to retain pressure and when to release. Each recipe clearly states the amount of time required. (2) The recipes are written with flavour in mind. (3) Each chapter contains recipes based on a different function of the machine (Pressure, Slow Cook, Steam, Yogurt, etc...)As you can probably see, not only do I love this book but I love the Instant Pot. I may be "borrowing" my friend's Instant Pot indefinitely.
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  • Alicia Bayer
    January 1, 1970
    This book might be better named "The Meat Lover's Instant Pot Cookbook," as meat features quite predominantly. As someone who cooks vegetarian, this meant the vast majority of the recipes were of no use to me. I'm sure they'll be great for typical omnivores, but I thought I'd mention it first as a heads up to vegetarians, vegans and even those who try to cook a lot of meatless recipes for health or economic reasons. Most of the recipes are for meat, meat, meat. Even the recipes for vegetables in This book might be better named "The Meat Lover's Instant Pot Cookbook," as meat features quite predominantly. As someone who cooks vegetarian, this meant the vast majority of the recipes were of no use to me. I'm sure they'll be great for typical omnivores, but I thought I'd mention it first as a heads up to vegetarians, vegans and even those who try to cook a lot of meatless recipes for health or economic reasons. Most of the recipes are for meat, meat, meat. Even the recipes for vegetables involved adding a lot of meat. I got to the point where I was surprised the oatmeal didn't call for some sort of meat added to it, as even the tofu soup called for bacon and chicken stock (and fried eggs on top).This also isn't the best cookbook if you have high cholesterol, are looking to lose weight, or need to limit your fat intake. The dishes include copious amounts of cream, cheese, meat and fat.I use my Instant Pot fairly often, but generally just for a few common things -- black beans for Mexican night, spaghetti squash, artichokes, quick potatoes, millet, quinoa, lentils, etc. My manual is pretty worthless for looking up the times and instructions for this kind of thing and I really wanted a general "how-to Instant Pot book" (which is what this is named) rather than a cookbook. I would love a big book of instructions for how to cook basics like these and then a few good recipes for each one of those. Instead, this is a cookbook of mostly meat dishes you can pressure cook and then mostly soups and stews (again, mostly meat based) you can make on the slow cooker setting, and so on.There are lots of color photos (though not every recipe has a photo) and there's very good information about the basics of how Instant Pots work, though. The author writes in a very accessible, friendly style.and strikes a great balance between being knowledgeable and down-to-earth. He just doesn't happen to cook the same types of foods that I was hoping to find instructions or recipes for.I read this book on loan through Net Galley for review purposes.
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  • Melissa Dee
    January 1, 1970
    I personally don’t think that there can be too many Instant Pot cookbooks. Especially when they are written by “Mr. Waffle”, aka Daniel Shumski. Along with the de rigeur IP recipes for beef stew, Pinto Beans, No-stir Risotto (a game changer for me) , and stock, there are a few new-to-me ideas, including Caramelized Onions, roasted garlic, and cooked beets, and “baked” potatoes. I'm not a fan of yogurt, or fresh cheese, but if you are, there are some intriguing ideas here for making your own.
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  • Katy
    January 1, 1970
    Looking forward to making steel cut oats tomorrow. The book is laid out a little different from other cookbooks in that it’s not separated by course or ingredient, but by cooking method (pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming, etc.). Most of the breakfast and dessert recipes are at the end of each section. I’m curious about several recipes and it was a good one to thumb through for techniques.
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  • Mollie
    January 1, 1970
    One word: wow! But then, I cannot stop with just one word so I'll add...comprehensive, quality, detailed. It feels like this is a cookbook written with integrity by someone who clearly visualizes each step in the cooking process. And wanrts the reader do the same.I am not sure I have ever been this impressed with a cookbook.
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  • Aimee
    January 1, 1970
    As a newbie instant pot owner, this was EXACTLY was I was looking for! Real talk, I love the instant pot community and users, but it can get chaotic on the facebook page. This was so beautifully laid out, easy to read, and easy to use. I feel way more equipped to tackle more recipes!
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  • Daniele
    January 1, 1970
    Like so many other people, I recently acquired an Instant Pot and wanted to get a great cookbook to explore. HOW TO INSTANT POT by Daniel Shumski seemed like an interesting place to start. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed in the recipes I tried for this review.First, the good. There is a nice and thorough introduction that explains a lot about how to actually use the Instant Pot. If you have an Instant Pot, you know that the manual that comes with the machine is lacking. This makes up fo Like so many other people, I recently acquired an Instant Pot and wanted to get a great cookbook to explore. HOW TO INSTANT POT by Daniel Shumski seemed like an interesting place to start. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed in the recipes I tried for this review.First, the good. There is a nice and thorough introduction that explains a lot about how to actually use the Instant Pot. If you have an Instant Pot, you know that the manual that comes with the machine is lacking. This makes up for that. The book is broken up into sections based on the function used (pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, etc.). The recipes are not just the basics, which appealed to me. Yes, items such as Meat and Potatoes Beef Stew and Quick Barbecue Pork Shoulder are here, but more “exotic” offerings such as Quick Chorizo and Tortilla Chip Chili and Gingered Sriracha Squash Soup are included, too. Most recipes call for ingredients that can be found at any grocery store. The color photos are lovely; just know that there was not a picture for every recipe.Now, the bad. I picked out several recipes to try and made them exactly as written. Lickety Split Whte rice (p.213) I made the basic recipe that is more about technique than ingredients. The rice came out perfectly cooked, though too salty for my taste, and this is now my go-to way to cook white rice.Thai-Spiced Beef Stew (p.34) I expected this stew to be thick, rich, and full of spicy Thai curry flavor. Instead, it came out very soupy thin and bland. It needs much more curry paste, some veggies to fill it out, and maybe a bit of sugar to balance out the flavors. We did not eat the leftovers.Curried Acorn Squash Soup (p.83) First of all, acorn squash is difficult to peel; use butternut squash instead. This needed much more seasoning than called for, and it still tasted flat. Leftovers were equally disappointing and not memorable.Marvelous Basil-Parmesan Meatballs (p.123) I had higher hopes at the onset of making this. However, as I assembled the meatballs, I feared that the meat mixture would be too wet and not keep the meatball’s shape. I was correct, and the meatballs came apart when touched with the spoon. They had an unappealing greenish cast (due to the pesto) and too much bread crumbs, which led to a mushy texture that was unpleasant. In addition, all of the oil from the pesto made gross greasy puddles. Overall, the flavor was ok, but too high in fat to be worth it. We did not eat the leftovers.There were other recipes that I marked to make, but after three failures out of three tries, I decided not to spend any more money.I give HOW TO INSTANT POT 3 stars for the information about the machine but only 1 star for the recipes. I cannot recommend this cookbook.I received an ARC of this title through NetGalley and voluntarily shared my thoughts here.
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  • Chris From RecipesNow!
    January 1, 1970
    Back in the 1970s when Rival purchased Naxon and created the Crock-Pot name they revolutionized the way we make dinner. Now in the 2000s, we have the Instant Pot. This startling Canadian innovation is reinventing how we cook. It combines the functions of a covered pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yoghurt maker, steamer, and other functions like sautéing and food warming.With “How To Instant Pot” from Daniel Shumski, author of “Will It Skillet?” and “Will It Waffle?“, you can learn how Back in the 1970s when Rival purchased Naxon and created the Crock-Pot name they revolutionized the way we make dinner. Now in the 2000s, we have the Instant Pot. This startling Canadian innovation is reinventing how we cook. It combines the functions of a covered pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yoghurt maker, steamer, and other functions like sautéing and food warming.With “How To Instant Pot” from Daniel Shumski, author of “Will It Skillet?” and “Will It Waffle?“, you can learn how to use the various functions, what the buttons mean, how to decipher the LCD screen, how to convert your recipes, and everything else you need to know about using the Instant Pot.Rather than arranging the book by recipe type, this book is arranged by function. Each function of the Instant Pot, except the sautéing and warming functions, have their own chapters with recipes and instructions.With Chapter 1 “Instant Pot Basics” you get the lowdown on the basic functions for the Instant Pot. The chapter begins with a list of included equipment and optional accessories with a description of each.Setting up your pot includes what you need to make your first test run, or for reassembling after cleaning. Next is a section covering function and button overviews. This is where you find out what each button means, the preset buttons, the function buttons, and the modifying buttons. The explanation of how to sauté comes next, discussing timing, and heat settings. Uses for the sauté setting and things to know are also included. The keyboard function information is next. Very straightforward information about the temperatures related to the “Keep Warm” function including when and when not to use it.Next, comes how to speak “Instant Pot” which explains how to decipher the LCD readout field on the front of your machine. Afterwards is a few pages on converting recipes to the Instant Pot, with tips on changing a recipe from a slow cooker to a pressure cooker. Lastly is how to clean the machine, some Instant Pot tips and frequently asked questions, with a list of all the recipes included in the book which can be doubled.Chapter 2 explains the “Pressure Cooker” functions, with recipes of course. This section explains how the pressure cooker works and how pressure cooker recipes work. It then discusses what is different about pressure cooker recipes, the benefits of natural release versus quick release at the end of your cooking cycle, and the difference between an Instant Pot and other pressure cookers.For the novice and experienced cooks alike there are pressure cooker tips and potential pitfalls explained. For instance, too much liquid, too little liquid, recipe timing, high altitude modifications, and of course the extremely important pressure cooker safety. Finishing up with pressure cooking tips and tidbits, the recipes then follow.Disappointingly the recipes do not all include a picture of each dish. What pictures they do have are full-page full-colour and beautifully arranged, but there are few. The recipes each include a brief introduction, the total time, active time, number of servings, as well as very clear instructions. The first recipe I read “Beef Barbacoa Tacos” even went so far as to warn to be careful because steam will whoosh up when adding the sauce. The instructions on setting the Instant Pot up once the initial prep work has been completed was very detailed, explaining each setting and how to set the time correctly. The instructions then go on to explain how to cycle down at the end of cooking, how you’ll know when the pressure has been released and even includes how long the food will last in the fridge. I couldn’t be happier with the level of detail in these recipes.Several of the recipes are marked “Master Method”, which kind of confused me at first. There was no explanation of what “Master Method” meant. Upon further review, I noticed that these were the base recipes for where there were several options to make different flavours. The first recipe I encountered labelled “Master Method” was the “Beef and Butternut Squash Stew”. This recipe was the base recipe for creating all of the variations which followed like the “Thai Spiced Beef Stew”, the “Meat and Potatoes Beef Stew” etc.Throughout the book, there are pages called “Quick Fix” which give quick tips for creating many recipes which will be used in other recipes, like “Faux-Roasted Garlic” and “Caramelized Onions” etc. I love these kinds of tips and tricks, they add so much value to a cookbook.With Chapter 3 the “Slow Cooker” function is explained for the Instant Pot. This chapter explains the value of using the slow cooker feature, temperature, and timing, and converting traditional oven-based recipes to slow cooker as well as slow cooker tips and pitfalls. Then it’s onto the recipes. As with most slow cooker recipes, they are very straightforward, but one of the advantages of the Instant Pot is that you can do things like thickening your sauce using the sauté function afterwards. As with the previous chapter, there are several recipes with variations on a Master Method, and additional tips for flavouring or serving throughout. There is even a “Quick Fix” page with an “Easy Cheese Fondue”.Chapter 4 is a very short one because I guess the “Rice Maker” function doesn’t really really need a lot of explanation. It does explain the rice cycle temperature and timing etc. and includes a discussion on the rice to water ratio and other measurements. The first recipe, “Lickety-Split White Rice”, is the Master Method with three variations in flavour. Other rice recipes include “Thai-Style Sticky Rice”, “Brown Rice with Sesame Oil”, and “Wholesome Wild Rice with Golden Raisins”.The “Yogurt Maker” function is described in Chapter 5. It too was short and sweet since yoghurt is just a matter of imagination to create the flavour variations. The beginning of the chapter discusses what the real yoghurt function does, and yoghurt making basics. It goes on to describe making yoghurt in containers, as well as yoghurt experimentation and troubleshooting. The simple homemade plain yoghurt is a Master Method with variations for Greek yoghurt and nonfat yoghurt. The “Do-It-Yourself Ricotta” is also covered with various flavour options. The Quick Fix” page for this chapter gives you a “Crème Fraîche” recipe. The rest of the chapter finishes up with savoury yoghurt options and sweetened yoghurt each with its own flavour variations. The last recipe is a “Mango and Pomegranate Parfait” made with the homemade Greek yoghurt variation. It does look delicious.The “Steamer” function is covered in Chapter 6. This section explains what’s different about this cycle, the valve positioning, quick release, and other uses for the steamer. Recipes in this chapter include the “Lemon Thyme Steamed Shrimp”, “Sweet Potatoes with Parsley and Balsamic Vinegar”, and more, ending with “Simply Steamed Baby Carrots” and “Mixed Vegetables”, both with several flavour variations.Great For Experienced And Novice Instant Pot UsersAre you a veteran Instant Pot user and need some new recipes? Or are you a novice using the Instant Pot for the first time? Either way, this is an excellent resource for you. The level of detail in the instruction is superb. While the experienced Instant Pot user will not need this level of detail, it is not overwhelming. Even a novice will be able to make some lovely recipes with this book.See the full review with a recipe for “Wheat Berries With Yoghurt And Honey” on RecipesNow! Reviews and Recipes Magazine. This review is in response to a complimentary copy of the book sent by the publishers in hopes of an honest review.
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  • Charlee
    January 1, 1970
    I checked out all the Instant Pot cookbooks from my library. This one's different from most in that the chapters are dedicated to a function of the IP rather than to the type of food - pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, etc. The recipes themselves didn't thrill me enough to want to buy it, but it's worth getting from the library or flipping through at the bookstore to get the overview of what can be made using each function. That said, it would be GREAT for a less experienced cook.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    I was really excited to check out this cookbook after buying an Instapot last fall and then realizing I have no idea what I was doing. Was I in over my head? Did I make a wasteful purchase?This cookbook breaks down the features and functions of the Instapot with a well planned out introduction. Then each chapter is broken down by each function. This was a bit hard for me because I typically want to grab a cookbook and turn to soups, or desserts, or whatever section for the type of food I am cook I was really excited to check out this cookbook after buying an Instapot last fall and then realizing I have no idea what I was doing. Was I in over my head? Did I make a wasteful purchase?This cookbook breaks down the features and functions of the Instapot with a well planned out introduction. Then each chapter is broken down by each function. This was a bit hard for me because I typically want to grab a cookbook and turn to soups, or desserts, or whatever section for the type of food I am cooking. Hopefully the index (not included in the review copy) will have a way to look up by food category rather than having to skim the entire book for a recipe.The pluses were it had very nice simple to follow instructions for each recipe. And easy recipes for staples such as baked potatoes, hard boiled eggs, and broths. The photography was absolutely exquisite. They even made recipes I'd never try look appealing. For me (personally) the drawbacks were that the meat dishes were very pork heavy, and I don't eat pork. Also very unique ethnic dishes, which is fine, but something I'd typically just seek out as a one-off online.I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review.
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  • Dennis Baum
    January 1, 1970
    First of all, the One Pot is an amazing, incredible, fantastic device. Second, the recipes in this cookbook are great!Put those together, and you get 5-stars.That being said… this is, hands down, the fricken WORST laid out cookbook I have absolutely ever encountered! The editors arranged it by FUNCTION?! Seriously?! That is so lame, it just defies all possible logic. So there are—in many cases—two nearly identical recipes for a thing you want to cook. Chili? It’s there under slow-cooking, and it First of all, the One Pot is an amazing, incredible, fantastic device. Second, the recipes in this cookbook are great!Put those together, and you get 5-stars.That being said… this is, hands down, the fricken WORST laid out cookbook I have absolutely ever encountered! The editors arranged it by FUNCTION?! Seriously?! That is so lame, it just defies all possible logic. So there are—in many cases—two nearly identical recipes for a thing you want to cook. Chili? It’s there under slow-cooking, and it also way over here under pressure cooking.*fail*Actually, you know what? The organization is so mind-bendingly frustrating that I have to downgrade this book to at most 4-stars. Sorry dude, but you should have fought back when the publishers suggested this maddening book structure.It’s as if Joy of Cooking were organized not by ingredients/dishes, but by the tools you need:Chapter 1: Woks!Chapter 2: Cast iron pans!Chapter 3: Spatulas!That would just be stupid, am I right?Yeah, I totally am.Still… great tool! And some great recipes!
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  • Janis Hill
    January 1, 1970
    I would like to thank Workman Publishing Company for providing me with a free electronic ARC of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an open and honest review.Okay, starting with my honesty… I don’t own an Instant Pot. I do have a slow cooker/ pressure cooker all in one from Philips I was sent a few years ago to review and I do so love it. Being a fan of slow cooking and the occasional pressure cooking, I still felt this would be an interesting and useful cookbook. It was. But, as said, I d I would like to thank Workman Publishing Company for providing me with a free electronic ARC of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an open and honest review.Okay, starting with my honesty… I don’t own an Instant Pot. I do have a slow cooker/ pressure cooker all in one from Philips I was sent a few years ago to review and I do so love it. Being a fan of slow cooking and the occasional pressure cooking, I still felt this would be an interesting and useful cookbook. It was. But, as said, I don’t have an Instant Pot and I went into reading and reviewing ‘How to Instant Pot’ knowing I was at a disadvantage to truly getting the most out of this book. My fault, not theirs and my rating is not based on this at all.Saying all that, I could therefore be wrong when I say I felt this looked to be a pretty helpful and comprehensive cookbook for those who own an Instant Pot. I mean, for one thing it is a LOT more detailed and helpful than anything I have ever received, or found online, from Philips or from others on how to use my Philips All-In-One.‘How to Instant Pot’ starts with a good introduction not only to this book itself, but also to how to USE your Instant Pot. Always important to know, when learning to use a new kitchen appliance. The details were clear precise, and came with good images when needed. It not only went over what the different physical parts of the Instant Pot were, but what the different settings it had did. There are then different sections of recipes, tips and tricks for the different functions an Instant Pot has. Pressure Cooking, Slow Cooking, Steamer, Rice Cooker, etc… All laid out nice and neatly in clear to understand and following instructions with some pretty gorgeous images of certain meals lined up with their ingredients and methods.I could not fault the overall format and layout. It was perfect for ‘how to’ cookbook of this nature. I have no idea what the paper format actually looks like, but I would love if it was in ring binder form for easy flip access throughout the different sections. But maybe that is just me?If I loved it so much, why did I give such an average rating? Well, if I am honest, there just wasn’t a heck of a lot in ‘How to Instant Pot’ that I would make or eat… Not in the ways it instructs you to. But this is down to my own boring food allergies and intolerances, my family’s preference for how meals taste and, well, because I have been cooking similar recipes a certain way for 30 odd years and I can’t see the slight differences shown in ‘How to Instant Pot’ worth the change and possible dissent from my fussy kids and husband.So, my averaging rating is due to personal reasons and not at all to do with the high quality of work displayed in ‘How to Instant Pot’. I am simply the wrong person for this book and the faults are all with me.Would I recommend this book to others?Yes I would. Admittedly I would mainly be saying to people they would really benefit from having an Instant Pot to get the very most out of this cookbook… but to be honest, anyone struggling to figure out how to use their new All-In-One and who can’t find decent help or cook books from the appliance maker (yes Philips, I am talking about YOU), I really do feel they may get some good help too.Yes it won’t be EXACTLY the same or 100% helpful if they aren’t using an Instant Pot… but there is still a LOT of beneficial information, and helpful recipes within ‘How to Instant Pot’ that a Philips user may finally be able to get their All-In-One to work too.Would I buy this book for myself?Sadly, no. But again, I want to emphasise this is purely because I, personally, didn’t get a lot out of it. The fault lies with me the reader and not the book. It is a good book, just not a good match to me.In summary: A good, in-depth look at how to use an Instant Pot, may be helpful in how to use other, similar, All-In-One appliances.
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  • Cyd Madsen
    January 1, 1970
    This is book was a surprise. I've had my instant pot for quite a while not and thought it had too many limitations to earn a spot on the counter to be used often. This book has completely changed my mind. I wish I'd had it several days earlier when I wondered if risotto could be made in my instant pot. I searched the internet, compared a few recipes and the ratings, then went with the one that seemed the best. Epic failure that had me fiddling with the risotto as if starting from scratch. Here t This is book was a surprise. I've had my instant pot for quite a while not and thought it had too many limitations to earn a spot on the counter to be used often. This book has completely changed my mind. I wish I'd had it several days earlier when I wondered if risotto could be made in my instant pot. I searched the internet, compared a few recipes and the ratings, then went with the one that seemed the best. Epic failure that had me fiddling with the risotto as if starting from scratch. Here the author nails the recipe, and my second go at risotto in the instant pot was creamy, delisous, and exactly what risotto should be. I used that as my litmus test on whether or not it was worht the time and money to trust his knowledge with other dishes. He passed.Not only does the author know this valuable appliance backwards and forwards, he's created unique recipes I wouldn't have thought of to search for on the internet, like Chicken with Lemon, Feta, and Fresh Dill (have mercy!), white bean soup with pancetta, and Corn On the Cob with Gochujang Butter. Yep, I've been busy putting these recipes to the test and enjoying the results. He also includes variations on most recipes to make them even more unique. Of course there are the basics, like roast pork (perfect and so very delicious) and soups with variations that take them beyond the ordinary. I don't want to talk about the deserts I tried. I'll be walking those off for the next month. Now, let's talk yogurt. The instant pot is supposed to be great for making yogurt, but for me, so far the results have been a wreck. This author goes over every aspect of making yogurt and how to do so in a way that it turns out like something you'd want to eat. I now know what the heck Greek yogurt is and why it *can* be so thick and creamy.I also thought I understood my instant pot and how to use it. I've got the instruction book and have read it many times over, but this author gave me a new understanding that was a surprise and showed me it is something I can use on a regular basis. He has done his homework and put in the effort. There is some serious cooking happening in this book, but the author's voice is relaxed and quite humorous, his approach calm and reassuring. It was a great read and excellent guide. The best part of this book, at least for me, is that I can now make dishes that once seemed complicated and messy in just one pot with ease and no huge wash up afterwards. I can also hand it over to my gadget-loving husband and ask him to share in the cooking without having him storm out of the kitchen frustrated and confused.
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  • DelAnne Frazee
    January 1, 1970
    Title: How to Instant Pot - Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You CookAuthor: Daniels ShumskiPublisher: Workman Publishing CompanyPublished: 10-31-2017Pages: 288Genre: Cooking Food & WineSub-Genre: Special Appliances; Slow Cooking; Quick & Easy: ISBN: 9781523502066ASIN: B06X4QKWLGReviewed For NetGalley and Workman Publishing CompanyReviewer: DelAnneRating: 5 StarsInstant Pot is a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, Title: How to Instant Pot - Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You CookAuthor: Daniels ShumskiPublisher: Workman Publishing CompanyPublished: 10-31-2017Pages: 288Genre: Cooking Food & WineSub-Genre: Special Appliances; Slow Cooking; Quick & Easy: ISBN: 9781523502066ASIN: B06X4QKWLGReviewed For NetGalley and Workman Publishing CompanyReviewer: DelAnneRating: 5 StarsInstant Pot is a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. It's a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools.The book covers everything from setting up your Instant Pot for the first time. to using the various features and a few recipes to try for each of the different appliances replaced. Cost wise Instant Pot is the price of a good slow cooker, but considering how many other appliances it replaces it is very cheap. It is great for those with small kitchens with limited storage area. It will not be long before Instant Pot will become your go to appliance.My rating of "How to Instant Pot - Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook" is 5 out of 5 stars.Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X3QKWLG/...B&N Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-...Books-A-Million Link: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/How-In...Google Play Link: https://play.google.com/store/books/d...Indigo Link: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/...GoodReads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...Kobo Link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Que...The Reading Room Link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/DelAnne531/status...
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  • C.R. Elliott
    January 1, 1970
    *I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*I became familiar with the Instant Pot because I wanted to make yogurt at home and had heard how easy it was. My kitchen is small and as someone who expects to be renting long term I settled on the Instant Pot because although yogurt is easy to make without an Instant Pot, it is a delight to make via the Instant Pot. I requested Daniel Shumski's when I saw it because I wanted more guidance for how to optimize my usage of the *I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*I became familiar with the Instant Pot because I wanted to make yogurt at home and had heard how easy it was. My kitchen is small and as someone who expects to be renting long term I settled on the Instant Pot because although yogurt is easy to make without an Instant Pot, it is a delight to make via the Instant Pot. I requested Daniel Shumski's when I saw it because I wanted more guidance for how to optimize my usage of the Instant Pot.Full disclosure, the device is really easy to use. You can find tons of user friendly recipes online for free. I was worried that this book would be full of recipes and little else. It's more like a user manual and recipe book--which is why I gave it five stars. For my own personal use I immediately navigated to the yogurt section and in addition to giving you basic tips on how to make it, he also offered additional advice I had not encountered elsewhere in cursory browsing.The recipes are generally healthy which is on point with what the Instant Pot is about--namely a way to make healthier food at home with less effort. The book is very approachable in that Shumski trains you on the various parts of the instant pot and then offers recipes that are fairly approachable for most novice cooks. It is the perfect starter book and since I'm a beginner I am excited about regularly utilizing the recipes and techniques as I get better acquainted with my Instant Pot. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to get started with an Instant Pot and looking for inspiration and advice.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    I bought an Instant Pot on Black Friday 2016 and it remained in its box until last weekend. I was overwhelmed. Joining a Facebook IP group made it even worse as people detailed their disasters and inquired about things that just made no sense to make in an IP. When this book was offered on NetGalley, I decided it was time to pull it out. Mr. Shumski's book is the perfect introduction to an Instant Pot! He holds your hand and gives you a detailed, easy to understand introduction to all aspects of I bought an Instant Pot on Black Friday 2016 and it remained in its box until last weekend. I was overwhelmed. Joining a Facebook IP group made it even worse as people detailed their disasters and inquired about things that just made no sense to make in an IP. When this book was offered on NetGalley, I decided it was time to pull it out. Mr. Shumski's book is the perfect introduction to an Instant Pot! He holds your hand and gives you a detailed, easy to understand introduction to all aspects of the cooking device. This is followed up by a book full of tasty recipes (including gorgeous photos of some of them) grouped by IP function. This was a bit odd as you had to decide how you wanted to use your IP before finding a recipe. Since I feel I am rather proficient with my crockpots, I tried a pressure cooker recipe (Pineapple Skirt Steak) and the steamer (random vegetables). My favorite part? The recipes include the total time the IP will be involved with your food, not just the actual time it will be cooking. With the time the IP takes to come to pressure, etc, this was really important and it doesn't seem like many recipes include this time! I was impressed that Mr. Shumski's times were accurate within 2 minutes for the two things I cooked. Well, three because after finding out how easy and quick it was to steam vegetables, I did a second serving when we ran out at dinner. This book was great for taking the fear out of cooking with my Instant Pot and educating me so I can avoid the pitfalls I've read about elsewhere.A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley and Workman Publishing Company in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Daniel Shumski and Workman Publishing Company for the privilege to read this early released for an honest review; I love, love, love that this book started out with an extensive guide on how to use the instant pot. I always feel a little wary of cookbooks about devices without any instruction, meaning the books is definitely closed off to beginners (or anyone who might have picked a device up in number of ways second hand), and a little slightest by ones that only have a handful of Thank you to Daniel Shumski and Workman Publishing Company for the privilege to read this early released for an honest review; I love, love, love that this book started out with an extensive guide on how to use the instant pot. I always feel a little wary of cookbooks about devices without any instruction, meaning the books is definitely closed off to beginners (or anyone who might have picked a device up in number of ways second hand), and a little slightest by ones that only have a handful of pages of instruction, that feels like it is just getting it out of the way. This beginning felt like a fully flushed out invitation to come into the kitchen of someone who loved using an instant pot and couldn't wait to tell you all their secrets about how to use it. But wait, that's not it! At the beginnings of the chapters breaking down each of the features for the recipes, there are even more tricks and tips for each section (like the rice chapter, that explains the important differences of how to cook white rice one way but to use a different function for any other kind of rice), which is ingenious! Also, each one has suggestions for flavoring, too. Once we got to the recipes they were gorgeous. The designed is well laid out pages, which never feel bunched or rushed, and more than not there are pictures to entice your eyes to the glory of the option in front of you. I got hungry and inspired to make so many things just reading through all of these mouth-watering entries, and best of all, with the instant pot, they take no time at all!
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  • Jess Macallan
    January 1, 1970
    I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a handy reference guide for using the Instant Pot with plenty of delicious recipes to try. What I liked most about this book is that it clearly explains how to use the Instant Pot, what the functions offer, and when you'd need to use them. The tips, tricks, and troubleshooting alone make this book worth reading, especially if you're an Instant Pot newbie or you want to learn how to get the most out of this p I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a handy reference guide for using the Instant Pot with plenty of delicious recipes to try. What I liked most about this book is that it clearly explains how to use the Instant Pot, what the functions offer, and when you'd need to use them. The tips, tricks, and troubleshooting alone make this book worth reading, especially if you're an Instant Pot newbie or you want to learn how to get the most out of this popular kitchen tool. The author offers a wide range of recipes from stews and meat dishes to rice, vegetables, desserts, yogurt, and more. The main dishes lean toward meat eaters, so vegetarians might not find many recipes to try in that section. I've successfully made a few of the recipes, including yogurt, stock, beans, and stew, and plan to try caramelized onions, Smoky Potato and Kale Soup, Gingered Sriracha Squash Soup, Kimchee Chicken, Sweet Potatoes with Parsley and Balsamic Vinegar, and Autumn Spice Applebutter. I'm picky when it comes to cookbooks, and prefer to have pictures of each dish, which this book doesn't provide. The pictures they do have are nice, but from a visual perspective, I would have preferred one for each recipe. I'm also not a fan of the vegetable oil recommendations in many recipes. Please opt for a healthier alternative than canola or peanut oil.I recommend this book for anyone with an Instant Pot. You're sure to find a tip, trick, recipe or function you didn't know or use before.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I checked out several books from the library because I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and I am really liking it. I get most of my recipes from Pintrest, but I would like to get a cookbook if I could find enough recipes in one to make it worth buying. I would consider buying this one.I was looking for simple healthy recipes that I can make on days that the kids have activities and I don't have a lot of time to cook. I found 5 recipes on a first read that I would like to try. I am going to give I checked out several books from the library because I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and I am really liking it. I get most of my recipes from Pintrest, but I would like to get a cookbook if I could find enough recipes in one to make it worth buying. I would consider buying this one.I was looking for simple healthy recipes that I can make on days that the kids have activities and I don't have a lot of time to cook. I found 5 recipes on a first read that I would like to try. I am going to give it a second read and also have my husband look at it to see if there is anything that he would like to try. Her are the recipes that I found on the first try:Beef Barbacoa Tacos- We live any kind of tacos!Beyond Basic Black Bean SoupPressure Cooker Baked PotatoesSteel Cut Oats With Chocolate and Slivered Almonds-Not healthy but would make a tasty weekend treatLemon-Thyme Steamed Shrimp-I like that they use frozen shrimp as thawing meat is a pain to me.
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  • Wdmoor
    January 1, 1970
    This is a good beginners book for Instant Pot usersThe Instant Pot was a mass best seller for Christmas 2017. The accompanying Instant Pot guidebook is just so-so and I suspect there will be a lot of people looking to buy Instant Pot cookbooks. This book specifically targets the IP-DUO 60 and the IP-DUO Plus 60.I was pleased with the basic directions for the Instant Pot but thrown off by the presentation of the recipes. Santa brought me an Instant Pot this Christmas and I quickly learned there i This is a good beginners book for Instant Pot usersThe Instant Pot was a mass best seller for Christmas 2017. The accompanying Instant Pot guidebook is just so-so and I suspect there will be a lot of people looking to buy Instant Pot cookbooks. This book specifically targets the IP-DUO 60 and the IP-DUO Plus 60.I was pleased with the basic directions for the Instant Pot but thrown off by the presentation of the recipes. Santa brought me an Instant Pot this Christmas and I quickly learned there is nothing "instant" about the Instant Pot. White rice might take 4 minutes to cook, but there's the 10 warm-up period, the 4 minute cooking period and then the 10 minute cool-down period. I could've fixed rice faster on the stove. I also discovered that different kinds of white rice have different cooking times. Cook basmati rice the same length of time as jasmine rice and you'll end up with a pot of concrete. Get ready to decorate this book with lots of post-it notes and observations.
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  • Nymeria
    January 1, 1970
    This is a valuable cookbook for someone who has just bought their first Instant Pot and who happens to be a dedicated carnivore. As a vegan, I felt this book was definitely not for me. And it's very slim pickings for a vegetarian as well. The book is also pretty light on the photo front. I like my cookbooks to have one for each recipe and this one does not.I liked and bookmarked some of the tips givens (everything is better explained than in the Instant Pot manual) and some "basics" such as Faux This is a valuable cookbook for someone who has just bought their first Instant Pot and who happens to be a dedicated carnivore. As a vegan, I felt this book was definitely not for me. And it's very slim pickings for a vegetarian as well. The book is also pretty light on the photo front. I like my cookbooks to have one for each recipe and this one does not.I liked and bookmarked some of the tips givens (everything is better explained than in the Instant Pot manual) and some "basics" such as Faux-roasted garlic, Risotto, Quick Pickled veggies, Mulled Cider etc... The faux-roasted garlic paste is going to be a regular guest at my home. It saves a lot of time to use it instead of mincing/pressing fresh cloves of garlic for recipes. It keeps in the fridge for a few days but you need to make a fresh batch every week. An easy thing to do thanks to the magic of the Instant Pot.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    It may have been partially due to the fact that it landed in my inbox shortly after I received my Instant Pot, but I'm very much enamored of this cookbook. It did everything I would have wanted from an Instant Pot cookbook - it taught me a bit about how to use the multi-cooker, what works best and less well in the Instant Pot, and how pressure cooking (Instant Pot's primary feature, I'd say) works. Then it got into recipes, set up for each of Instant Pot's function. Everything from the perfect h It may have been partially due to the fact that it landed in my inbox shortly after I received my Instant Pot, but I'm very much enamored of this cookbook. It did everything I would have wanted from an Instant Pot cookbook - it taught me a bit about how to use the multi-cooker, what works best and less well in the Instant Pot, and how pressure cooking (Instant Pot's primary feature, I'd say) works. Then it got into recipes, set up for each of Instant Pot's function. Everything from the perfect hard-boiled egg - my first recipe with Instant Pot, and those shells peeled so well! - to Caramelized Onions to Bacon, Corn, and Potato Chowder. This one was received as a e-version from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, but I'm already planning to buy the paper version as soon as it comes out.
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  • Justin
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review.This is a good cookbook for owner of Instant Pots. The book starts with a short but powerful introduction to the Instant Pot. It is mostly common sense but there will probably be new things for most people (I learned that I was adding way too much water). There are also instructions for how to convert between slow cooker and pressure cooker recipes. The recipes are healthier than most cookbooks but not as healthy as my favorites.Th I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review.This is a good cookbook for owner of Instant Pots. The book starts with a short but powerful introduction to the Instant Pot. It is mostly common sense but there will probably be new things for most people (I learned that I was adding way too much water). There are also instructions for how to convert between slow cooker and pressure cooker recipes. The recipes are healthier than most cookbooks but not as healthy as my favorites.The recipes are pretty run of the mill and nothing to write home about.All in all, a great book for those starting out with cooking on an instant pot (a great way too start), and probably one of the best instant pot cookbooks. On the other hand, if you have a dozen cookbooks you probably won't gain much from this one.
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