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A bit of science and history
The science of cooking food under steam pressure was invented by a French physicist in the 17th century. His premise was simple—when food was cooked in a sealed pot of pressurized steam, cooking time was cut in half and the dish was extremely tender. All that was needed was a small amount of water and some appropriate spices. The wonder of pressure-cooked meals soon spread all over the world.
Modern & Saftey Improvements
You may be one of the many people who had past experiences that made you leery of using a pressure cooker. Years ago, pressure cookers could build up too much steam and explode all over the kitchen. Some people got burned from exploding cookers. The pressure weight on the old-time pressure cookers made an irritating clacking noise, and the pot hissed and spit like an angry cat the whole time it cooked. Even though these pressure-cooked dishes were tasty, fewer people started using them because of safety concerns. Today’s pressure cookers have totally changed, and cooks are using them again. They steam quietly and have safety features that prevent them from overheating. Also, they cannot be opened until all the steam has been safely relieved. Some new models are even powered by electric.
Efficent Timing & Time Savings
It is amazing how much energy and money this wonderful tool can save, too. Less cooking time equals less electricy and natural gas used on the stove. Perhaps nothing tenderizes meat better than a pressure cooker. You can purchase cheaper cuts of meat and have them fork tender in little time. Another benefit of pressure cooking is that it does not use oil, which makes healthier meals. You can even make luscious desserts in your pressure cooker! If you want to save time, you can prepare many of your family’s favorite recipes with a pressure cooker.
Whether you do this outside or at the family table, the pressure cooker makes a tasty pork barbeque in no time! Enjoy it plated or on your favorite sandwich rolls. We recommend pairing with a sweet Chenin Blanc or a craft beer.
Cozy Chili Supper
Nothing says comfort food quite like a steaming hot bowl of chili. Offer a choice of favorite toppings to maximize taste. Shredded Cheese, Onions and Pico de Gallo are excellent starters. Pair this meal with an imported Mexican lager.
Now That’s Italian!
Not This pressure cooker entrée is a zesty blend of chicken and sausage. If you have any leftovers, it would be awesome chopped for pita bread sandwiches.
Family Pot Roast
Remember the days of Sunday pot roast dinner? You will not have to be in the kitchen as long when you cook the roast in a pressure cooker. Want another quick surprise? The dessert is also made with pressure cooking magic. Serve with a full bodied Red wine, or American Porter.
There is something magical about the blends of herbs and spices that are unique to cuisine. Your family and friends will be amazed at how delicious the pressure cooker can make this traditional curry.
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