Facts and Trends: Special appliance cookbooks are the 2nd largest segment of cooking, with more than 856,000 units sold in 2003. Slow-cooker cookbooks accounted for 64 per cent of special appliance cookbook sales in 2003. Quick-and-easy cookbooks sold more than 1.1 million copies in 2003. They are consistently bestsellers. 57 per cent of cooks found this concept appealing. Better Homes and Gardens 500 Five-Ingredient Recipes shipped more than 117,000 units. Features: Flavourful slow-cooker options for simmering main dishes with beef, chicken, turkey, pork and more. A variety of timesaving recipes from one-dish family dinners to crowd-pleasing appetisers. All 211 recipes list ingredients needed, cook times, nutrition information and calorie count. Dozens of recipes for delicious slow-cooked desserts. A bonus chapter features 26 simple and quick-to-prepare 5-ingredient side dishes (not for slow cookers).
Carrie E. Holcomb (ed)