Author(s): Katrina Meynink
A slow cooker cookbook for people who love to cook.Slow Victories removes the angst from the dinner rut with creative ways to use slow cookers for surprising results. It throws off the idea that cookbooks directed by convenience are necessarily virtuous or bland, instead delivering ideas for across the week that readers may not have associated with this indispensable kitchen appliance. (And in doing so, does away with the antiquated view that slow cookers are exclusively for time-poor or lazy cooks.)Mother of three Katrina Meynink embraces the chaos and sometimes hilarity of life with a line-up of 90-plus recipes that suit in all moments, with chapters dedicated, individually, to: grains, soups, condiments, batch cooking, noodles, vegetables, sweets, fancy things, and the dreaded end-of-week what's-for-dinner-dilemma - so-called Fragile Fridays at her house. Highlights are numerous and hard to pick, but include: Chamomile and Honey Lamb Shoulder; Dan Dan Inspired Laksa; Heirloom Bean Stew with Barley and Green Harissa; Braised French Onion Chicken with Gruyere; and Yuzu Lemon Curd and Crumble Cake.Slow Victories also offers meal plans, advice on stocking pantries and fridges for slow cooking greatness, and insider tips from leading chefs on hacks that are a further reminder of how the slow cooker can be every food lover's friend. Because it's not about getting out of the kitchen, it is about using time there efficiently and with maximum creativity and flavour.