From Julia S:
What's your random obsession? The Tudors, tie-dye, the perfect sauerbraten recipe... Tell us a little something about your secret or not-so-secret love.
It's a pressure cooker and...I AM NOT AFRAID OF IT. Like many my age and older, I grew up terrified of old-school pressure cookers...have a terrible memory of explosions of such. But this, this is a brave new world of cooking.
It's electronic! It's speedy, it's fun, and it retains more of the vitamins & minerals than some cooking methods. It is supposed to make meat super tender (need this for my husband's eating needs) and it makes a wonderful risotto with NO STIRRING. There are great vegetarian and vegan recipes for it, and several great Facebook groups that share ideas, techniques, and trouble shooting. (Bonus: they are some of the friendliest, happiest, least contentious Facebook groups ever. It's a pure pleasure to belong.)
The pot does things like yogurt that I have not approached yet. I have to have some thing to do at Christmas break, right? :) I've had it since the early fall and love it so much.
I'd love to tell you about my experiences (convert you!) or answer any questions.