25 September 2023

Slow Cooker Central Kids

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

By Paulene Christie, ABC Books, $24.99.

As tenor Luciano Pavarotti said: “food has a unique way of uniting us, one of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating”.

Here is a book for every parent, fourth in the series, who wants to be free from mealtime tussles with their kids.

Christie is described as a ‘slow-cooking internet sensation’, a busy working mum with a passion for sharing new and exciting recipes for the slow cooker. She’s a marvel!

She started a Facebook group to share her slow cooker recipes, she had no idea that within 18 months she would have an active community of more than 270,000 members.

More than 250 recipes from the massively popular ‘Slow Cooker Central’ website

proves just how deliciously easy and versatile this style of cooking can be. With just a few simple ingredients in the slow cooker, you can make a huge variety of meals for the whole family, as well as soups and sides, desserts, cakes, sweets and preserves – almost anything you want to eat can be cooked in a slow cooker.

What an absolutely marvellous way to interact. The network is obviously keen about food. These are recipes from real mums and even dads, who’ve road-tested these dishes in their own families. With so many recipes to choose from, you don’t need to cook the same old unexciting meals week in week out. You can try something new with the confidence that there will be ‘smiling faces and happy tummies at the table’.

Tried and tested, these recipes not only taste great, they will also save you time and money. No wonder, there are slow cookers on kitchen benches all around the world.

You’re on the right track if you listen to what Julia Child believes: “People who love to eat are always the best people”.

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