‘The French Slow Cooker’ by Michele Scicolone
Tips for stews, quiches, desserts
Some of these tips are in “The French Slow Cooker,’’ a volume from Michele Scicolone, prolific author of “The Italian Slow Cooker,’’ and a host of other easy-entry cookbooks. Her slow-cooker approach isn’t limited to the standard winter stew. For Scicolone, the device is a versatile source of low heat capable of producing unexpected results, like quiches and custards, in addition to its hallmark braise.