This Old Gal’s Pressure Cooker Cookbook [review]

This Old Gal's Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Title: This Old Gal’s Pressure Cooker Cookbook
Author: Jill Selkowitz
Publisher: Quarto Publishing


Whether you are new to the electric pressure cooker or are looking to get more out of yours, this is your go-to reference for perfectly pressure-cooked and delicious food.

Incorporate from-scratch cooking into your busy life with 120 recipes that include all the traditional favorites, plus a range of international dishes—and the best cheesecake recipe you will ever taste!

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[My Review]

For anyone with an Instant Pot (or any other brand pressure cooker), this is a great recipe book to inspire and instruct you to create some brilliant meals.

I love the variety of cuisines this book covers – there’s recipes from so many countries including Greek, Indian, Italian, Vietnamese, Thai and many others! The instructions are clear, the photos are inspiring and there are some handy notes to accompany the recipes which I imagine would be useful whether you barely use your pressure cooker or you’re a seasoned pro.

As is usual for a pressure cooker cookbook, a lot of these recipes are meat-based (as with meat the pressure cooker really comes into its own), so if you do eat a lot of meat this book will be right up your street! If you’re veggie or vegan you’ll be a lot more restricted, of course, but there are still some tasty recipes you can try out from this book and I found some I’ll definitely be giving a go soon. There are also some surprising recipes, such as desserts that I never imagined you could cook in a pressure cooker!

I’m really impressed with this book, it definitely makes pressure cooking seem clearer, and think it would be an excellent gift to yourself or others!

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to Quarto Publishing for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.



    • Thanks so much! Yes I have an Instant Pot and it’s brilliant, but I sometimes go through periods where I lack inspiration – that’s what this book is so great for. Definitely worth trying one again!

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