Monday, July 07, 2008

At Work on My Next Book -- Pressure Cooking

I have started working on my next book which is about Green Cooking in the Pressure Cooker. I had a working title and a proposal for it, but those went out the window, along with the data on my computer. So now I get to start fresh. Maybe that's part of the title -- FRESH. I'd love to hear what you have to say about this.

One possible title was The Veggie Queen Cooks Green in the Pressure Cooker or Cooking Green with The Veggie Queen: Using the Pressure Cooker. At this point, I'll just keep writing.

I have some recipe testers lined up. I am debating about using recipes from you, and not just my own. Any thoughts?

The basic book will have about 100 recipes for making all kinds of whole food vegan basics such as vegetables, grains and beans. I am also going to do an advanced version for those people who already know how to use a pressure cooker and want to do more complicated recipes.

I may be biting off more than I can chew but because it's healthy stuff I know that it will be easily digestible. I am going for simple with this book -- getting the info into hands without worrying too much about how pretty it looks.

If you've got any great ideas, I'd love to hear them. Anything special that you'd like to know?


radioactivegan said...

I have wanted to get a pressure cooker for ages, but haven't yet. I'd love to see a section which discusses the pros and cons of different models and sizes. Also, things to look for when you go to buy a pressure cooker (i.e. what sort of finish should I get?, how can I tell it's a good quality cooker? etc.)
I'm looking forward to it!

The Veggie Queen said...

Thanks for your comment. I will be discussing some general things about stovetop versus electric cookers, and which is the most appropriate size for the type of cooking that you do, and for how many people. I will likely mention brand names but probably not all of them. I hope that you get your cooker first. They are amazing.