We’re turning up the heat, jamming too many cooks in the kitchen store, and making a whole meal under pressure. Bring your friends, relatives and co-workers – to see, hear and taste for themselves how much pressure cooking has changed.
“Most people think their pressure cooker is only good for making stocks, stews and soups. How often will you eat those in the summer?!?” says Laura Pazzaglia, founder of hip pressure cooking.
“Few realize that you can pressure cook an amazing BBQ, refreshing salad and steam bake a dessert in just minutes – all without heating up the house,” she continues.
“Why save vitamins, time and energy for just half of the year? Pressure cookers can be used all year for every meal. If you can boil it, steam it or braise it… you can pressure cook it.”
Pazzaglia will be pressure cooking her most popular demo set – a flavor-packed eggplant dip, a bean salad and fall-off-the-bone BBQ rib recipe from her up-coming cookbook (hip pressure cooking, St. Martin’s Press Fall 2014). She’s keeping this year’s dessert a surprise – it’s going to be a real treat.
The demonstrations this summer will be made on behalf of three pressure cooker manufacturers.
Pressure Cooker Demonstrartions
UPDATE: The 8/23 event is cancelled due to a broken water heater in the Williams-Sonoma San Francisco store.
Don’t live in California? Don’t despair! If the hip pressure cooking cookbook will debut as planned the hip founder will be pressure cooking her way through New York next summer.
Can’t wait!?! Ask your local cooking supply store – they or the pressure cooker manufacturer may have a local person who can do an in-store demonstration. Or, if you want a hip pressure cooking demonstration, let the store’s manager know. They can contact a pressure cooker manufacturer to make the arrangements- Pazzaglia can fly from Italy to demo at your location any time.
“There are two things I really like about doing pressure cooker demonstrations” Pazzaglia shares.
“The first is chatting with the readers of the website to hear what they’re pressure cooking, and the second is the look on the faces of the family and friends they managed to drag to the demo. They really get it, now, and rarely leave the store empty-handed” finishes Pazzaglia.
- Lodi Cooks Pressure Demo, Lodi CA
- Toque Blanche Pressure Cooker Demo, Half Moon Bay CA
- Bloomingdale’s Pressure Cooker Demo, San Francisco CA
- Pans on Fire Pressure Cooker Demo, Pleasanton CA
- Williams-Sonoma Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA
- Williams-Sonoma Westfield Shopping Center, Santa Clara / San Jose, CA
- Williams-Sonoma Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
Let me know when you come to KS!
Have your local culinary store contact Fagor, WMF, Magefesa or Kuhn Rikon (whichever they have in the store) to make arrangements right away. I’ll be in Nashville visiting family 8/27-9/3 and a day-trip plane ticket for from Tennessee to Kansas will cost them a-lot less than one from Italy.
I can make room in my schedule to pop over and do a demo if they’ll have me.
Oh Laura, I wish you were coming through New York *this* year! Best of luck with your PC demonstrations in the Bay Area — revisiting old haunts, I see. Bet you are bringing your prettiest aprons…
I have a new apron for this year’s demo tour – it’s really bold! I hope people will be able to keep their eyes on the pressure cooker!!
Wow, love the photos of the food. I’m def coming to one of the Saturday demos. How did you get the ribs so small?
I purchased a rack of Baby Back, also called St. Louis Style, pork ribs at Whole Foods for the demo. But as you know those ribs are much, much longer. So to have more ribs for the demo I just ask the meat department to saw the rack in half across the bone. Voila’ cute little ribs for a demo.. or party!
I do the demo shopping myself and get it all from Whole Foods. I only buy organic and sustainably grown ingredients. I want to feed the people who take the time to come see the demo the same quality of food I feed my own family.
The manufacturers support me in this and, so far, have not complained about how much I spend on food for each demo- because the food tastes amazing and that helps them to sell pressure cookers!