Slow cooking is all about creating real, delicious food that is given time for the ingredients to meld together, but it doesnt have to be hard work: just prepare the ingredients, put everything in one pot, set the timer and go off and do something else while your meal cooks itself. This exciting book shows you how to do just that, featuring over 135 recipes showcased in a bright, contemporary design with over 260 beautiful photographs. Plenty of popular dishes are here - start your meal with tasty French Onion Soup, then move on to hearty Provençal Beef Stew and finish with mouthwatering Poached Pears in Red Wine. Or look farther afield for inspiration, starting with Spicy Pumpkin Soup, followed by Northern Thai Fish Curry, and finishing with Papaya Cooked with Ginger. All tastes are catered for, with influences from right across the world. With chapters on soups and appetizers, fish and shellfish, poultry and meat, vegetarian dishes, desserts and baking, and preserves and drinks, you will be amazed by the immense versatility of slow cooking. Each recipe includes full details of all the ingredients youll need plus a complete nutritional analysis for each dish. Whether you make a simple supper or an elegant dinner, successful results are assured every time. Author, Catherine Atkinson, currently works as a full-time writer and food consultant, contributing to various food and lifestyle magazines, and producing many outstanding cookbooks. Her other published works for Lorenz Books include: The World Encyclopedia of Coffee; Pastry - The Complete Art of Pastry Making; and Preserves.