How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
I became familiar with the Instant Pot because I wanted to make yogurt at home and had heard how easy it was. My kitchen is small and as someone who expects to be renting long term I settled on the Instant Pot because although yogurt is easy to make without an Instant Pot, it is a delight to make via the Instant Pot. I requested Daniel Shumski’s when I saw it because I wanted more guidance for how to optimize my usage of the Instant Pot.
Full disclosure, the device is really easy to use. You can find tons of user friendly recipes online for free. I was worried that this book would be full of recipes and little else. It’s more like a user manual and recipe book–which is why I gave it five stars. For my own personal use I immediately navigated to the yogurt section and in addition to giving you basic tips on how to make it, he also offered additional advice I had not encountered elsewhere in cursory browsing.
The recipes are generally healthy which is on point with what the Instant Pot is about–namely a way to make healthier food at home with less effort. The book is very approachable in that Shumski trains you on the various parts of the instant pot and then offers recipes that are fairly approachable for most novice cooks. It is the perfect starter book and since I’m a beginner I am excited about regularly utilizing the recipes and techniques as I get better acquainted with my Instant Pot.
Highly recommended to anyone wanting to get started with an Instant Pot and looking for inspiration and advice.
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