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Mary Hunt

About 25 years ago, there was a pressure cooker renaissance in America. Our grandmothers knew the day would come that we would return to their favorite kitchen tool to make fast braises, stews, soups and casseroles. They just didn’t know how we’d get there.

If you, similar to me, are a Nervous Nellie who grew up hearing stories about a great aunt who shellacked her ceiling with country stew when the thing nearly blew her to Oz and back, relax. I’ve powered through the fear and discovered modern pressure cookers have amazing safety features to put all fear to rest. Now it’s time for you to start exploring as well, especially if you’re busy, hate spending hours in the kitchen and hate even more having to go out and spend a fortune on a marginally edible restaurant meal.

Perhaps you bought an Instant Pot on a whim and now it has sat on the countertop for months and, truth be told, you don’t have a clue what to do with it.

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