Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Slow Cooked Food ... in Minutes

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Slow Cooked Food ... in Minutes

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IN PERFECT time for winter warming, the pressure is on.

Swiss-based specialist Kuhn Rikon, a leading supplier of pressure cookers for more than 60 years, attributes the recent hike in sales of pressure cookers to increased concern for healthy food choices and energy conservation.

The company's Duromatic Top model pressure cookers, for example, can reduce the cooking times of family meals by 60 to 70 per cent as well as considerably reduce the user's energy consumption and carbon footprint.

This, together with the pressure cooker's ability to retain the foods' natural vitamins and minerals and transform cheaper cuts of meat into a[approximately]melt-in-your-mouth, succulent treats earns its place as a a[approximately]must-have' cooking utensil.

A hearty beef casserole or delicious tagine, for example, instead of taking two hours can be cooked in just 20 minutes, a whole chicken in around 15 minutes and a risotto in 10 minutes. Irrespective of the dish, however, there is very little water required and much less fat or oil than with other cooking methods a the food cooks in its own juices, retaining all its natural flavour and requiring less seasoning such as salt, etc. …

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