Tender, flavorful roast in one hour instead of three.
Chicken breasts, precooked for another recipe, that are moist, not dry.
Vegetables that are still brightly colored and not mushy.
Home-cooked dinner even though I didn't get home till 5:30.
Explosion-proof pressure cookers that are safe to use, with a heavy disk on the bottom to prevent burning of food, at affordable prices.
Lorna Sass (cookbook author) and this great BB for pcooker recipes and help.
Want one now? (I'm shopping by proxy again. )
If you're afraid of butter, use cream. ~~ Julia Child
As you cook, you enjoy omniscience about food that no amount of label reading can match. Having retaken control of the meal from the food scientists, you know exactly what is in it. (Unless you start w/cream of mushroom soup, in which case all bets are off.) To reclaim control over one's food, to take it back from industry & science, is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive. ~~ Michael Pollan