My new book combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker.  Good ingredients and simple techniques lift the usual crockpot fare into the dimension of fine food.  Pasta with Chunky Pork Ragu, Osso Buco with Red Wine, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms, Chick Pea Stew — these are dishes that anyone can proudly serve, yet all are so carefree that with just five or ten minutes of prep time can make them on a weekday and come home to perfection.

Simmered in the slow cooker, soups, stews, beans, grains, pasta sauces, and fish are as healthy as they are delicious.  Polenta and risotto, “stir crazy” dishes that ordinarily need careful timing, are effortless.  Meat loaves come out perfectly moist, tough cuts of meat turn succulent, and cheesecakes emerge flawless.

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    • Michele Scicolone