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Antony Worrall Thompson joining us to answer your questions on slow cooking - Tuesday 18th January between 1 - 2 pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Jan-11 10:58:28

Antony Worrall Thompson is our guest next Tuesday lunchtime when he's going to be answering questions on how to get the most out of your slow cooker as well as giving us tips on how to prepare some delicious one-pot dishes either in a slow cooker or a casserole - just the thing for these cold wintry nights.

He will also be preparing one of the recipes from his new book Slow Cooking which we will film and show in Mumsnet Recipes. The webchat will run between 1 and 2pm so put the date in your diary and if you can't join us next Tuesday but have a question you'd like to put to Antony, post it to this thread.

Blackduck Fri 04-Feb-11 15:08:18

Mine arrived today - am eyeing up the Baked onion soup at the moment...
There is a lemon curd recipe in the book HereMeRoar

HereMeRoar Wed 02-Feb-11 09:22:08

I'm sure he mentioned jam in a slow cooker, but now can't find it. Can anyone tell me how to make raspberry jam in my slow cooker? Or will I have to buy the book grin.

solo Sat 22-Jan-11 00:32:22

That looked yummy! will definitely try that one night, thank you

JosieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Jan-11 15:52:41

Just to let you know that the video of Antony making pot roast chicken is now live at www.mumsnet.com/food/antony-worrall-thompson-slow- cooking. Enjoy!

SylvanianFamily Thu 20-Jan-11 10:26:06

deemented - I agree. The small ones and the big ones have different strengths, so I have both. Small one is mainly porridge, pudding and rice; big one is roasts and casseroles.

solo Wed 19-Jan-11 23:16:49

blush <sheepish> grin

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Wed 19-Jan-11 20:46:49

What a nice chap

Guacamole Wed 19-Jan-11 19:59:19

I like the idea of cooking a whole chicken in it, so I will go for a biggish one, if it takes off I might have to invest in a smaller one too. Looking forward to seeing the video (is it up yet?)

Worthy winners - deemented for the brownie idea and solo for all that flirting wink
Probably good that i didn't win, I am however using my SC right now and about to dish up a veggie casserole!!

deemented Wed 19-Jan-11 17:56:44

Size wise, i find there's a huge difference.

I'm currently cooking a rather gorgeous smelling beef stew in my 3.5ltr one - that'll do myself and manshape for dinner, plus maybe another serving for tomorrow.

I generally use my 6.5ltr (you can pick one up in Argos for £11.99 atm) for whole chickens, large beef joints and for doing the normal casseroles or sauces that i want to make to freeze - i can generally get a meal for three adults and three children, plus another meal for all of us in the freezer - and good portions too.

TBH, if you can afford it, i'd reccomend getting a smaller one as well as a larger one.

solo Wed 19-Jan-11 17:44:35

No Guacomole, no idea. Yes to the large oval shape though. Mine is very old; there isn't even a removable inner pot that comes out. Not very easy to wash, so I might have to ask for one for my birthday...

Guacamole Wed 19-Jan-11 17:22:23

I won too! Hooray! I definitely have to buy a slow cooker now... what did he say oval shaped, 4 litre and glass top, any recommendations ladies?

NumptyMum Wed 19-Jan-11 16:20:35

Meant to say thanks to AWT for his reply to my question - and how lucky that his featured recipe is the one that I asked about! Instead of being here I was at A&E with DS... hi ho.

solo Wed 19-Jan-11 15:30:45

grin yayyyyyyy!!

Blackduck Wed 19-Jan-11 14:46:16

Have replied to your PM Rebecca.....

deemented Wed 19-Jan-11 14:43:49

Oh fab!!! grin

Thank you!

aristocat Wed 19-Jan-11 14:39:48

sad missed out again

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Jan-11 14:32:18

and the winners are...
Blackduck
Solo
no1chick
Guacamole
deemented

Well done, can you send me your name (MN and RL), address and number to rebecca @ mumsnet.com please.

Congratulations!

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 19-Jan-11 14:06:18

Me too!

deemented Wed 19-Jan-11 14:03:26

Just wondering who the winners of the draw were?

Blackduck Wed 19-Jan-11 08:05:54

Have I won???

solo Tue 18-Jan-11 23:16:23

Actually, you may be right. My Mum and Dad grew some a few years ago and they certainly tasted different. But I remember the days when you didn't get a core in tomatoes; what happened to those?hmm

HerBeX Tue 18-Jan-11 22:43:03

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.

Maybe you have to grow them yourself for them to taste any good.

solo Tue 18-Jan-11 22:32:58

I try not to use green peppers anymore as they are vile no matter how you use them...they used to be lovely so I don't know what happened.

HerBeX Tue 18-Jan-11 21:59:42

Question was why do green peppers usually taste vile when slow cooked

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