Sometimes it is nice, in this hustle and bustle crazy life we lead, to simply… Slow. Down.
I recently received a complimentary copy of Cooking Slow by Andrew Schloss and I was immediately in love. There’s just something about food that has been cooked with love all afternoon. Like a rich stew that has simmered all afternoon in the crockpot, with the beautiful aromas of beef, red wine and herbs filling every nook and cranny of your house. I know my family recently experienced this luxury in my own home, when I made the Beef Stew with Red Wine and Rosemary (page 174.) I served it on a warm bed of polenta, and it was simply heaven.
Whether you would like to slow it down with slow roasting, cooking, steaming, grilling, braising, baking or even yes – slow frying – Cooking Slow will take you through the process and bring you well rounded, full flavored dishes.
It was a pleasure to add this to my cookbook library. I often receive cookbooks that I can’t realistically see myself ever using, but this one isn’t the case. I look forward to sampling more recipes, like the “Triple Chocolate Bypass” on page 202-203. Who can resist a cake that includes this in the description? “If the notion of “too much chocolate” is meaningless to you, the next recipe should stand as a reality check.”
I do believe that is a challenge accepted.
Cooking Slow: Recipes for Slowing Down and Cooking More by Andrew Schloss
Photographs by Alan Benson
From Chronicle Books
$35.00 ISBN 978-1-4521-0469-0
A complimentary copy of this cookbook was provided to me by the publisher for review purposes. No other compensation was provided or requested for the writing of this review.