The Italian Slow Cooker

The Italian Slow Cooker Finally a book that combines the fresh exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker Michele Scicolone a best selling author and an authority on Italian cooking

  • Title: The Italian Slow Cooker
  • Author: Michele Scicolone
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker Michele Scicolone, a best selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual crockpot fare into the dimension of fine food Pasta with Meat and Mushroom Ragu, Osso Buco with Red WiFinally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker Michele Scicolone, a best selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual crockpot fare into the dimension of fine food Pasta with Meat and Mushroom Ragu, Osso Buco with Red Wine, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms These are dishes that even the most discriminating cook can proudly serve to company, yet all are so carefree that anyone with just five or ten minutes of prep time can make them on a weekday and return to perfection.Simmered in the slow cooker, soups, stews, beans, grains, pasta sauces, and fish are as healthy as they are delicious Polenta and risotto, stir crazy dishes that ordinarily need careful timing, are effortless Meat loaves come out perfectly moist, tough cuts of meat turn succulent, and cheesecakes emerge flawless.

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    About “Michele Scicolone

    • Michele Scicolone

      Michele Scicolone is an award winning food writer and the author of 16 cookbooks Her latest book, THE ITALIAN SLOW COOKER, was published in January 2010 She is also one of the editors of the 75th Anniversary edition of the classic, Joy of Cooking, and writes about food, wine, and travel for many publications, including Prevention Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wine Spectator, and Bon Appetit Previous books include The BLT Cookbook with Chef Laurent Tourondel, The Sopranos Family Cookbook, a 1 New York Times Best Seller that was published in 9 languages and a sequel, Entertaining with the Sopranos, both co authored with Allen Rucker She has also written 1000 Italian Recipes, and Pizza Anyway You Slice It , co authored with her husband Charles Scicolone, an Italian wine and pizza authority.Michele s television appearances include Emeril Live, The CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, and Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, as well as many local television and radio programs She teaches cooking at schools around the country including De Gustibus at Macy s, Sur la Table, and the Institute for Culinary Education and is a consultant to many restaurants Michele has been a spokesperson for the Italian Trade Commission and Williams Sonoma, and lecturer on Italian culture and cuisine at Hofstra and Henderson State Universities, and The Smithsonian Institute Michele is also a menu consultant for several restaurants and food companies.Together with her husband, Michele hosts culinary tours to Italy several times a year Visit her website at MicheleScicolone.

    713 thoughts on “The Italian Slow Cooker

    • I tried a few of the dishes in the book and for the most part I really enjoyed them. I'm sorry to say that once again I'm having to do this review without pictures because I've been a lazy little boy and have not replaced my digital camera yet, so I apologize for you not being able to see how good the food looked once it was done. The only thing that was better than the look was the smell and the taste of it. One note I will say, and one I almost missed in the book, is that the recipes are for a [...]


    • Numerous Italian recipes call for long slow cooking: near a woodfire, or in an oven, or over a low flame. When the Rival Corporation bought the rights to the Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker in 1970, it created a small revolution by marketing the Crock-Pot. Michele Scicolone, who has written over a dozen Italian cookbooks, made the connection and produced a cookbook inviting cooks to make Italian slow-cooked recipes in a ceramic slow-cooker. Some of the recipes are quite simple, e.g. "Tuscan-Sty [...]


    • Totally forgot I had this cookbook until a friend reminded. The recipes I have tried are fabulous and so easy. I highly recommend for elevated slow cooker recipes.


    • Good book for stews, soups and desserts.I was disappointed that there wasn't more pasta sauces or more casserole types. Recipes are complete and very well written.



    • Simple instructions for classic Italian dinners.Or breakfasts. Or desserts. You get the idea. Scicolone's text is practical rather than fancy, and all of the food in it is classy, but still everyday mealtime fare. Unlike most crock pot books, Scicolone doesn't front-load with all the usual "how to use a slow cooker" material: instead, she assumes you're capable of figuring it out, and gives you the need-to-know information in short, prefatory sections. As you might expect from an Italian cookboo [...]


    • This was an educational read in that I discovered I don't like e-cookbooks. Each recipe is 3 or 4 screens and you can't flip back and forth between pages looking at various recipes. Plus, with my Kindle Touch, no color either. I think I'll stick with the real things in this category.Another gripe, it's a small cookbook because at 69% I had finished the recipes. The remaining 31% was the index. Mind you each section started with a list of the recipes so it's essentially a double index, making for [...]


    • I love this book. It focuses on two things: Italian food and slow cookers. What I like about this the most is that the food is not cooked in the slow cooker alone. Most recipes require a little prep in a skillet to carmelize, brown, and bring forth the goodness. Great recipes - including a few for risotto. Who knew?There are also a few dessert recipes. I wasn't really sensing those recipesbut you might like them.Here are a few of my favorites:Pasta Fagioli, Spinach Lentil and Rice Soup, Chunky P [...]


    • I really enjoyed looking through the recipes in this book, and am looking forward to trying them. It is not easy to find slow-cooker recipes that go beyond the "cream-of-mushroom soup" variety. This book not only eschews the tired slow-cooker tropes, but introduced me to some new Italian recipes as well. While many of these recipes are not the kind you can leave cooking all day (which is a boon for those of us who work outside the home), I think I can make most of the work, anyway. Salmon in the [...]


    • In addition to having great recipes for fresh tomato sauce made in the slow cooker, there are excellent but simple recipes for chicken, beef and pork. Really, they all sound great and I can't wait to try each and every one. She also suggests cooking dried beans with seasoning in the slow cooker to use and/or freeze for later use. I might actually have some success with beans this way.There are also slow cooker veggie and dessert recipes, but really if I've got the main dish in the slow cooker, I [...]


    • This slow cooker book is good, but please be aware that it's the more complex method of slow-cooking: sautee this and that then cook then add something near the end. It's good though.I don't use the recipes very often, but I do a lot of cross-referencing with this book. I used it a lot at first when using my slow cooker, but then I ran out of time. As a very busy graduate student, I rarely have the bandwidth to do multiple step meals.


    • This is a super easy to use cookbook without a lot of fuss and easy to find ingredients. I tried one of the Italian roasts and it came out just perfect! I already had several of the spices (rosemary and thyme) growing in the garden so it was easy to incorporate those fresh ingredients as well as dried. I love using my slow cooker and this book really helped expand my horizons. I have to try out one of the chicken recipes as well since these look delicious!


    • I gave this two stars because I've seen similar recipes elsewhere. However, everything in here is pretty good, and relatively simple to make. So while it's not original, it's good. The soups and stews are the strongest, and I felt the desert chapter was the weakest. Everything I tried here makes the house smell amazing!


    • When I went to pick this up at the library, the librarian told me that the staff had been drooling over it. SO true. There's one recipe for a pork roast that you slow cook in tomato sauce all day, then shred the pork and put it back in the sauce, to go on pasta. Droooooool. Interesting, gourmet-type Italian recipes.


    • The book came highly rated from a friend. I'm not sure how effective it is for me. Slow cooking (and I love the idea) usually means cooking large portions, and even though you can freeze, for the most part, the quantity issue is hard for me to overcome. I will try a few of the recipes, but buying this book wouldn't be for me.


    • Not bad at all. If I cooked with more red meat, I would probably have gotten even more recipes from it. As it is, I'm looking forward to trying the zucchini and tomato soup recipe I got it. Also, if I didn't mostly use my slow-cooker for Sunday lunch, I might also try the risotto and polenta recipes.


    • I really love the idea of this bookking Italian-grandmother-approved slow-cooked Italian dishes. But I've made several recipes from it and, while they all turned out fine, it hasn't been anything I'd make again. I did pick up a few new ideas from it thoughke using the slow cooker to make ribs. OMG SO GOOD.


    • Just got this from my sister.It is heavily meat-centric but it was bought for me and specifically for a meat recipe so that's OK. There are several things I can make for Sara and me and several more if I take the pancetta out of things. Looking forward to trying some of these soon.


    • I picked this book up at the library thinking I would copy down a few recipes that sounded good. But there are so many recipes that I would like to try sometime, that I think I am just going to have to buy it. Yum!


    • I tried several of the recipes from this and my husband usually goes along with being my guinea pig, well he quit with these recipes it was a miss for us. I gave the book to my mother hoping it would be a better fit for her, there's only one recipe she's tried that she's made twice ever.


    • So far I've made two recipes from this book. One was excellent and the other was good. Instructions are clear and recipes are fairly simple . . . which is good because I think most people use slow cookers for convenience's sake.



    • Not super crazy about the recipe that I tried, waaaaaaay too much work for a slow cooker meal, but I look forward to trying some of the tomato sauces when Wenninghoffs tomatoes are in season.






    • Working my way through some of these delicious recipes at the moment. Stay tuned for an update later. :)




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