I bought two pressure cooker cookbooks once I got over my fear of my pressure cooker. This one, and Miss Vicki's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes. I am a novice, but have used my pressure daily for 3 weeks to make delicious dinners for my family. The recipes in this book are easy to follow, accurate (more later on this), and always delicious. I already have 'Old Favorites' in this fairly new cookbook. I love that this book has both a Coc Au Vin and Beef Bourguignonne recipes for my pressure cooker. These are both dishes that I have meticulously slaved over all day to make from my Julia Child recipes. To have someone accurately translate these into simple pressure cooker recipes for a novice is wonderful.
Each time I have made my husband something from this cookbook, he has said, 'You have to mark that recipe, it's a keeper'. It got to the point where I told him, you will have to tell me when there is something you don't like because so far you have told me to mark every single recipe as delicious.
I have yet to find a recipe in this book that is not absolutely delicious, easy to follow, and accurate. In the other book that I purchased, Miss Vicki's book, I have found that there are errors, as in not enough fluid in the recipes, that have been costly. I am still trying to save my pressure cooker from the last recipe of hers that I made,'Italian Beef Simmered in Tomato-Garlic Sauce'. There are good recipes in her book, but after following her recipe precisely and reading it 4 times because there didn't seem to be enough fluid in it to cook the ingredients for 15 minutes at 15psi, I made it and found out that there wasn't enough fluid...which can be really bad in a pressure cooker. I ended up with a very dry, edible at best, meal that I had to add tomato sauce to after it was cooked to try and salvage it for dinner. The bottom of my pressure cooker is stained from the almost burned ingredients.
As an experienced cook, I can tell you that both of these are good cookbooks. As a fairly inexperienced pressure cooker user, The Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook is my Go To book for recipes. It is easy to follow, accurate and everything is delicious. As I become more confident and develop better instincts by using this wonderful cookbook, I will be experienced enough to trust my instincts when using Miss Vicki's book and correct the recipes where they need to be corrected.
I highly recommend this cookbook. NOTE: I have read some of the reviews from people whose recipes are not turning out. This book is written for pressure cookers cooking at 15psi (stovetop models). Electric pressure cookers do not reach this, and generally cook at 10psi. I have yet to find a cookbook for Electric pressure cookers, so I cannot help with this. You will have to extend the cooking times if you bought this for an Electric pressure cooker.