Cookbook Review: The Essential Insta Pot Cookbook

Monday, October 2, 2017





I received The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook from the publisher to review but I have to preface this review that I do not own an Instant Pot and can only comment on the recipes but not the result of the recipes.  With seven chapters of recipes, there’s plenty to try from the breakfast, beans and grains, soups and chillis, beef and pork, poultry, vegetables and side dishes, and desserts.  

From the breakfast section, the lemon-poppy seed breakfast cake jumped out at me because I wouldn’t have thought it was possible to make cake this way.  Recipes that I thought were fillers include hard boiled eggs, omelette, oatmeal, and porridge.  The beans and grains section didn’t have that many interesting recipes except to cook risotto using an Insta Pot would be a huge time saver instead of standing by the stove stirring and babysitting the risotto.  The soup section was also pretty meh. The meat chapters definitely had more appetizing recipes like the arroz con pollo, dijon chicken and wild rice pilaf, pomegranate walnut chicken, and Korean braised short ribs.  My favorite chapter from the book would be dessert.  I’m fascinated that one can make cake in this particular fashion.  The carrot cake and Meyer lemon ricotta cheesecake recipes would be fun to try.  Overall this book has many gorgeous photographs with well written instruction but not that many recipes that really stood out.  
 
*I received this book to review complementary of the publisher           

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