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Slow Cooker Primer

lintsao | Nov 4, 2005 09:15 AM

I've never used a slow cooker before and have just bought one. There is loads of information both in book form and on the Internet for using them.

So I'm wondering, is there a slow cooker cookbook that is particularly chowish and interesting to experienced cooks? (I've noticed in preliminary poking around that some are more oriented towards Chicken à la King starting with a can of cream of chicken soup.)

Are there any rules of thumb for adapting stovetop or oven braising or stewing to the slow cooker? I find it fascinating that it seems you can bake in the things from what I'm seeing on the Internet. Never knew that.

Also, are there websites that people find especially good? About.com has a southern food page with a lot of recipes, but I find about.com a little hard on the eyes -- is it worth investigating there?

Finally, I've done some searching down this board, but I only follow chowhound sporadically so if there has been a thread on this topic that I missed, perhaps you could help me find it?

Thanks Hounds!

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