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Press Release: Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker

February 17th, 2010

Publicity Contact: Kristin Casemore,, 510-559-1600 x3088

The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker

Simple and Sophisticated Meals  from Around the World

Lynn Alley


As Mark Bittman said in the New York Times, “Go ahead and sneer. I love my slow cooker. . . . Even food snobs like me are realizing their potential, albeit a little later than the more than perhaps 100 million Americans who already own one.” Featuring classic and innovative dishes designed to delight family and guests alike, The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker will satisfy fans’ hunger for new budget- and eco-friendly recipes—and encourage even more busy gourmet cooks to jump on the slow-cooker bandwagon.

Packed with globally inspired recipes for favorite vegetarian dishes that require minimal active cooking time, such as Italian risotto, Mexican caldos, Indian dal, Middle Eastern rice pilafs, vegetable-based curries (both Indian and Thai), and a wide variety of potato and polenta dishes, Lynn Alley revamps vegetarian slow cooking and presents recipes that are more exciting and enticing than the soggy offerings in other meatless slow cooker cookbooks.

There are more than fifty recipes in The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker, each vegetarian, some vegan, all of them delicious. They don’t require exotic and expensive ingredients; simply the artful combining and preparing of what is at hand.

  • Cracked Wheat Berries with Honey and Ricotta
  • French Alpine Cheese, Tomato, and Onion Soup
  • Moussaka with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Potatoes
  • Stacked Cauliflower Enchilada with Green Chile Sauce
  • Red Wine and Cherry Risotto

These vegetarian comfort dishes with international flavor are perfect for busy parents and young professionals, and vegetarians and time-strapped omnivores alike.

 About the Author

Lynn  Alley is a freelance food and wine journalist who specializes in traditional foods and techniques from around the world. The author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker and Lost Arts: A Celebration of Culinary Traditions, she is a frequent contributor to the Wine Spectator website and magazine, and has written articles for Fine Cooking, Cook’s Illustrated, and Organic Style. Alley teaches at cooking schools around the western United States. She lives in San Diego.

The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World

By Lynn Alley

$19.99 paperback • 128 pages • full-color photographs • 8 ¼ x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-58008-074-3 • Publication Date: March 2, 2010


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