The idea of pressure-cooking food to save time is nothing new: The very first pressure cooker, as per Britannica, dates to the 17th century. Still, you don’t always have to invent a better mousetrap if it’s easier to strike gold by re-marketing an old one. Such was the case with the Instant Pot, a 21st century pressure cooker that’s achieved a cult-like following despite its fairly high price tag.
If you’re a new convert, you could probably use some tried-and-true advice from a pressure cooking pro, since, as Tom’s Guide points out, Instant Pots really aren’t as user-friendly as they’re cracked up to be. (Spoiler: the word “instant” may be an oversell.) One such expert is Jeffrey Eisner, host of the popular YouTube series “Pressure Luck Cooking.” Eisner’s “The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook” brings you those same tips, tricks, and recipes, only without having to press pause and rewind.
“The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook,” as its name implies, really does walk you through each step in the process of cooking its 100 recipes. There are plenty of pics included, so if you have an Instant Pot-branded pressure cooker instead of a knockoff, you’ll see exactly what button to press. The recipes in the book include such Instant Pot standards as chili, pot roast, and lasagna, but we’re particularly partial to the not-so-basic dishes like lobster rolls, chicken shawarma, and bananas foster.
Purchase “The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook” from Amazon for $11.94.