Presto Official Presto Pressure Cooker Cookbook

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The Complete Pressure Cooker Cookbook from the world's leading authority on pressure cooking

Now you can unlock the full potential of your pressure cooker with this exciting, hard cover cookbook featuring over 200 great pressure cooking recipes.

The Official Presto Pressure Cooker Cookbook features dozens of beautiful, full color photos, "how-to" instructions, and special tips. Plus, each recipe also includes vital nutritional information on calories, cholesterol and more to help you with your menu planning. And, best of all, this authoritative book was developed by the makers of Presto Pressure Cookers, recognized as the world's leading experts on pressure cooking.

In this exciting book, you'll discover chapter after chapter of creative cooking ideas and great recipes. Everything from today's lighter foods to traditional pressure cooking favorites, including...

Tasty Appetizers

A full selection of great starters like Citrus Scallops, Oriental Ribs, and Chicken Drumettes.

Hearty Soups

All your favorites including Chili and Minestrone. New ideas like Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup. Plus, a wide selection of time and money saving meat, chicken, and seafood stocks.

Delicious Entrees

You'll find something to please every palate in the chapters on meats, poultry, and seafood. From old-fashioned Company Beef Roast with Gravy...to light and healthy Almond Cod...to ethnic favorites like Arroz Con Pollo...it's all here!

Nutritious Vegetables & Side Dishes

A chapter filled with great ideas like German Potato Salad, Curried Carrots, Artichokes with Herb Sauce, Vegetables with Dill Sauce...and over a half dozen varieties of rice.

Steamed Bread & Desserts

Pressure cooked breads--Date Nut Bread, Zucchini Bread, Pumpkin Raisin Bread, and more--are fast, easy, and delicious, too. Or how about a great dessert! There's Banana Pudding with Plum Sauce, Caramel Custard, and even luscious Cheesecake!

Whole Meal Magic

Nothing is more convenient than cooking a whole meal, all at once, in your pressure cooker. This chapter shows you how and provides a host of terrific menus and recipes.

The Official Presto Pressure Cooker Cookbook is truly a complete guide to pressure cooking. And, because it's from Presto, the people who practically invented pressure cooking, you can be sure that every recipe has been specially selected and carefully tested for perfect results every time.

Brand: Presto
Model Number: 59-659
Catalog Number: 37019
Average Rating:
By Martha H. from Carlsbad, NM
April 3, 2013

The cookbook is very easy to use and I love the variety of recipes are great. I hope you come up with another book soon.

By Eileen M. from Arlington, TX
January 5, 2009

This is a great book, easy to prepare recipes and a nice selection of recipes.

By Robert S. from Mt. Airy, MD
January 20, 2008

It is a very nice book. Just what I expected...

By Marie O. from Ledyard, CT
February 12, 2007

This is a very comprehensive and informative book. We have only tried a few of the recipes so far - but all so far have been supurb!

By Bernadette D. from Dayton, OH
March 19, 2006

I purchased this item for a friend and she is very happy to be able to use her pressure cooker now.

By Patrick R. from Williamsburg, VA
March 3, 2006

The pressure cooker works fine and is easy to clean.I had one many years ago but the newer ones have an easier pressure system than the older ones did.

By Ilona S. from Eagan, MN
February 11, 2006

This book has helped me to begin using my new pressure cooker. It has a nice variety of types of food and how to cook them in it.

By Joe K. from Moab, UT
November 23, 2007

It is great- what we ordered!

By Vance B. from Tallahassee, FL
May 13, 2007

I am very pleased with this item.

By Ken A. from Tampa, FL
December 15, 2006

This cookbook is very helpful in understanding how to use a pressure cooker. Although many of the recipes are not my cup of tea I was still able to use the information about cooking time for my own recipes.

By Sylvia O. from Grass Valley, CA
January 24, 2009

It's a great cookbook, but what I was after was a replacement for my old, basic cookbook, which had sections for how much water and how many minutes for the basic things. I'd lost that, and so needed a replacement. I admit that at the price I was paying, I was getting more than the basics, but I assumed that the basics would be included even in a fancier cookbook. Lastly, my first pressure was purchased in 1947. It was a co-op pressure cooker. It my current age, I'm not after more recipes. I go for the simple ones.

By Linda M. from Yuma, AZ
August 24, 2005

I inadvertantly ordered it in Aluminum. If I had it to do over again, I would have ordered it in Stainless Steel. However, it works just fine - according to my husband, who is the one who uses it.

By Peg L. from Granite City, IL
March 26, 2006

The recipes were "out-dated" and definitely not for the average family with children. The recipes included such items as "rabbit with stewed prunes"--not very popular with young kids and teens!!

By T A. from Randleman, NC
January 15, 2006

I purchased the book for my father. Based on the description of the book and the fact that this was from a manufacturer of the pressure cooker I assumed that it was a cookbook that would provide the "basics". Most of the recipes involved many ingrediants and were too involved for day to day cooking.

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