The hottest kitchen appliances over the holidays were once again the Instant Pot and Air Fryer. If you were the recipient of one of these useful gadgets you may now be asking yourself, "what can I actually make in this thing?" Yes, you can just use the air fryer for making fantastic tater tots and flautas. And the Instant Pot can become a glorified rice cooker, but why not put these somewhat bulky appliances to maximum use?
Below are three cookbooks for each, chosen because they are not only new but also because each is a little different than many of the other cookbooks available on the subject (particularly with the Instant Pot, which has a legion of dedicated cookbooks already). All the time you'll save in the kitchen with these handy gadgets means you'll have that much more time to read a good book!
If the author here seems familiar it might be because she wrote Indian Instant Pot, the first cookbook covering a specific cuisine for the Pot, and that was/is incredibly popular. Her new air fryer cookbook looks like another general topic offering, but inside you'll find a great array of global cuisine from curry to carne asada.
Okay, so you'll have to wait a little bit longer for this one since it doesn't come out until January 29th, but testing kitchen housewares and cooking techniques is what the folks at America's Test Kitchen are known for. If anyone is going to be able to demonstrate how to get the most out of this fabulous time-saving device, it's ATK...
It's the new year and many of us are trying new diets. Paleo is still one of the most popular diets going and this new cookbook has delicious paleo recipes for your air fryer, from a breakfast frittata to a crème brûlée dessert.
Southern food is often slow cooked for maximum flavor so it only makes sense that this is a cuisine with opportunity for Instant Pot magic...Brisket, mac and cheese, bread pudding: a fraction of the time but still seriously flavorful.
How do you make things even easier after a long day at work and dinner to prepare? Pull something straight from the freezer and throw it into the Instant Pot. I haven't seen any other cookbooks like this one, focusing on freezer to machine, and was pretty excited when it came across my desk. I've got a freezer full of meat and no time to thaw...
Dessert is like the Instant Pot unicorn. I've heard of people making desserts in their Pot, but I've never actually seen or tasted one. Here's a whole cookbook of recipes to break the myth.