Texas Slow Cooker

Texas Slow Cooker by Cheryl Jamison

125 Recipes for the Lone Star State's Very Best Dishes, All Slow-Cooked to Perfection

Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781558328945
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Texas Slow Cooker provides southern flavors with cooking know-how from The Lone Star State.

Even great cooks, such as Cheryl Jamison, one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of many award-winning cookbooks, occasionally prefer the make-ahead convenience, easy cleanup, and depth of slow-cooked flavor that you get when you use a slow cooker.

Co-author of the pioneering book Texas Home Cooking, Cheryl reveals in these pages that a stunning range of Lone Star gems, from chilis and stews to enchiladas and roasts, from bean or rice dishes to beef, bison, poultry, and shrimp, come out of the slow cooker brimming with flavor--and with a minimum of fuss for the cook.

These 125 recipes are full of delectable, down-home goodness, each one better than the last, and better even than its non-slow cooker counterpart. Whether you're enjoying a family dinner or feeding everyone at the family reunion, tastes like Chicken Chorizo ChiliHill Country GoulashBison Short Ribs, and Venison Pot Roast will never disappoint. 

Authors of fifteen cookbook and travel guides, Cheryl and Bill Jamison write with passion and wit about barbecue, American home cooking, the food and culture of the Southwest, and tropical beach travel. Considered leading authorities on each of these topics, the Jamisons are among the nation's most-lauded culinary professionals, with honors that include four James Beard Awards, an IACP award, and numerous other awards. Bon Appétit has pronounced the Jamisons “the king and queen of grilling and smoking.” They are the authors of many books, including the best-selling Smoke & Spice, which has sold over one million copies, and The Border Cookbook. When not busy researching, developing recipes, or writing, the Jamisons are frequent guest instructors at many prestigious cooking schools, including Les Gourmettes in Phoenix and Central Market's five Texas locations. Cheryl is a guest instructor at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, teaching traditional and contemporary Southwestern and Mexican cooking. She is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Slow Foods, and past president of Friends of the Santa Fe Area Farmers' Market and the Northern New Mexico chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Bill grew up in Texas, understanding from birth that smoked brisket was the food of gods. Cheryl grew up in rural Illinois, where 'barbecue' was a Sloppy Joe, so she had some catching up to do. For two decades they have lived in Tesuque, New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe, in a converted adobe dairy barn shaded by fruit trees.

Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781558328945
Illustrations: 40 color photos
Size: 7.52 in x 9.25 in / 191.01 mm x 234.95 mm
“As a fifth generation West Texan, practically raised in a truck-stop cafe, I like to think I know a thing or two about Texas culture and cooking. Much has been written about Texas food over the years, but to my mind no one has quite captured the true essence of the genre like Cheryl Alters Jamison and her late husband Bill Jamison. I am thrilled that Cheryl is continuing that Texas tradition by herself in this glorious new cookbook.  While she updates classic Texas dishes such as King Ranch Chicken Casserole and creates brilliant new ones like Rio Star Grapefruit Pudding Cake, her adaptation and simplification for the slow cooker of the iconic Yucatan dish, Cochinita Pibil, much loved in Texas, is nothing short of brilliant and worth the price of this book alone.”—Stephan Pyles, restaurateur, Flora Street Cafe and Stampede 66, Dallas, and cookbook author
“Cheryl Jamison’s Texas Slow Cooker has inspired us to get ‘slow-cooking.’ This is a book that helps busy families with crazy schedules to gather round the table and enjoy a home-cooked meal basically stress-free.”—Lisa and Tom Perini, Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Texas
“Cheryl Jamison brings her love of Texas cooking to busy kitchens via the slow cooker. Brilliant!”—Dotty Griffith, author of The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook and The Texas Holiday Cookbook
“With recipes for classic beef enchiladas and King ranch chicken casserole—plus peach cobbler and chocolate sheet cake, two of my favorites—Cheryl Jamison has captured the spirit of Texas cooking, dialed it down to low and slow, and woven it into a book that celebrates the cuisine of our great state.”—Ellise Pierce, author of Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent