The latest thing in kitchen appliances is the Instant Pot. This clever device makes making quick yet fancy meals possible. The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook starts with a brief lesson on using the Instant Pot; it even includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. The “meat” of the cookbook is composed of ten chapters with two hundred recipes covering Breakfast; Beans, Grains, and Pastas; Soups and Chilis; Vegetarian; Seafood; Poultry; Pork, Lamb, and Beef; Vegetables and Side Dishes; Drinks and Desserts; and Pantry–don’t miss the Cioppino and Cherry Compote recipes. The chapters also include special broths, sauces, and condiments that enhance the recipes. A section of back matter gives special instructions on using frozen meats, tomato products, and dairy. Each recipe contains an ingredients list, number of servings, step-by-step instructions, preparation time, cook time and pressure release time, and most important, the color photographs make the dishes look mouth-watering.
Overall, the writing is lively and easy to understand, and the book is well organized. With such variety, this is the only Instant Pot cookbook one needs.
Reviewed By: Rosi Hollinbeck