Slow & Easy

Author: Natalie Haughton (Wiley Publishing, 454 pages, $22.95)

Summary: Goes beyond the usual braises, soups and stews to include other uses for the slow cooker, including lasagna, chutney and chocolate cake.

Recipes: Chicken Curry With Fragrant Rice, Braised Lamb With Moroccan Flavors, Corn Pudding With Bacon, with more than 250 recipes in the book.

Art: None.

Intended for: Any cook whose time is at a premium.