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Melissa Clark, New York Times food columnist, web star, and go-to for Instant Pot recipes, now focuses on classic comfort foods with 75 all-new recipes--from mac and cheese to spaghetti and meatballs and pulled pork to shepherd's pie--that are some of her easiest, fastest, and most delicious dishes ever.

With 75 all-new recipes for the slow cooker, the pressure cooker, and other Instant Pot® settings, Comfort in an Instant is Melissa Clark's most commercial book ever: sixty of these 75 recipes can be made in less than an hour from start to finish. Melissa brings her trademark flavor-forward spin to everyone's favorite dishes: Spicy Turkey Meatloaf, Weeknight Chicken Parm, Baked Eggs and Cheese Grits, Matzo Ball Soup--and, for the first time, will focus on weeknight comfort meals--recipes that not only cook quickly, but that are also a snap to prep.

Recipes will include dietary indications and instructions for cooking on all multicooker settings (pressure cook, slow cook, saute, etc.) so busy readers can decide whether they want to have their dinner cook throughout the day, ready right when they get home, or in just a few minutes before they sit down to eat. Innovative yet practical, surprising yet approachable, Melissa's recipes are the new gold standard for flavor and quality.



About the Author

Melissa Clark

Food writer and cookbook author Melissa Clark is staff reporter for the New York Times Food section, where she writes the popular column "A Good Appetite" and appears in a weekly cooking video series.

Melissa has written thirty-eight cookbooks, including her latest, Dinner: Changing the Game, published by Clarkson Potter. Other books include collaborations with some of New York City's most celebrated chefs, including Daniel Boulud (Braise) , David Bouley (East of Paris) , Andrew Feinberg (Franny's) , Claudia Fleming (The Last Course) , Bruce and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Cookbook) , and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses (The Perfect Finish) .

Her work has been honored with awards by the James Beard Foundation and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) , and has been selected for the Best Food Writing series. Melissa is a regular guest on the Today show and Rachael Ray. She has also been a judge on Iron Chef America. She's been a frequent guest host on the NPR radio show The Splendid Table and is a regular guest on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Melissa lives there with her husband and daughter. She loves anchovies, radishes, chicken feet, and lox but not in that order.



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