Free San Francisco Bay demos lure cooks to the pressure cooker

pressure cooker demonstration
Laura Pazzaglia, the founder of hippressurecooking.com, has got her hands full this summer!  She’s here from Italy to share her fast and easy pressure cooker recipes at local house ware stores.

Her demo tour took off last week at  Williams-Sonoma new demonstration kitchen in Santa Clara’s Valley Fair Mall.  She made an eggplant caviar in just minutes, a rib recipe steamed above beans boiling below and finished with a quick dessert of almond and ginger-snap cookie stuffed “baked” apples – served a la mode.

Laura says that it’s the special touches that make her recipes “hip.” It starts with the ingredients – nothing processed and everything fresh.  Prep is cut to a minimum with simple tools, like an immersion blender or mandolin, to save time during preparation as well.  After pressure cooking,  a recipe might slide under the broiler to bring it from ho-hum boiled to perfectly caramelized meal.

Attendees of the first demo were curious and some,  already researching a pressure cooker to purchase,  were armed with a slew of questions – which Laura stayed-behind to answer.

“Pressure cooking is so easy and safe, today.  Every cook should not  just cook, anymore.  They need to get pressure cooking!” says Laura.  “The results are not just faster, they taste better too”

Taste the results for yourself at one of her upcoming demonstrations.

Some of them (indicated with a * below) will feature a braised chicken dish . She pairs it with her famous 1-minute quinoa  which is brought to pressure for just one minute and then cooks  using only the residual heat and steam left in the pressure cooker without any energy at all.  This demonstration is finished with silky honey custards that are made using just three ingredients!

Here are the remaining dates for this year’s demo tour..

chalkboard announcing pressure cooker demo

8/3/12, 12-2pm
Wiliams-Sonoma, Valley Fair Mall
Fagor Futuro

8/8/12, 12-2pm
Williams-Sonoma, Stanford Shopping Center
Fagor Futuro

8/10/12, 12-2pm
Wiliams-Sonoma, Valley Fair Mall*
Fagor Futuro

8/11/12, 12-1:30pm
Pans on Fire

previous pressure cooker demo

Fagor Futuro

8/17/12, 12-2pm
Wiliams-Sonoma, Valley Fair Mall
Fagor Futuro

8/24/12, 12-2pm
Wiliams-Sonoma, Valley Fair Mall*
Fagor Futuro

Already pressure cook or have a cooker hiding in a box hidden in the basement?  Laura wants you to bring it to the event. After the demo, she will stay behind and share tips to improve your pressure cooking or get started.

See Also: