Thursday, March 22, 2018
Cookbook watch March 2018
Oh it's been SO long since I talked about cookbooks. Let's remedy that immediately and dive right in.
First, I finally got an Instant Pot. I've been reading raves about this gadget for a few months now and I added it to my watchlist on Amazon. It finally got back into stock (for a few brief minutes) and I managed to snag one. However, once I got it and did a test run (with water) it scared me a little and now I'm stuck. What should I cook? Any recommendations?
I have promised to try it tomorrow, and first out will be the saffron risotto from "Dinner in an Instant" by Melissa Clark. It does sound really good and I think risotto will be one of the things that can really work out in the Instant Pot. The book is nice - it has 75 recipes, all with good, clear photos. It has a fairly unadventurous chapter division (like meats, desserts etc) and it's easy enough to navigate.
Another book specifically for the Instant Pot is the "Indian Instant Pot Cookbook" by Urvashi Pitre who's otherwise known in the IP community as the "butter chicken lady". She is extremely well known for her recipe for Butter Chicken in the IP, but this cookbook has a lot more recipes - all Indian. I really like Indian food and I look forward to trying this. I do wish it had more photos though - it's just a few.
And finally a Swedish cookbook, "Frukost Hela Dagen" by Anna & Rasmus Axelsson. The title means "breakfast all day" and it's basically a bunch of breakfast recipes that work for any meal. They are all free from gluten and lactose, which is quite nice - even though I don't have any dietary restrictions. The recipes are from the super popular café named "Pom och Flora" - do visit if you're in Stockholm. So far, I've tried their steel-cut oats (made with oatmeal "milk" and oats) and it was delicious.