I've acquired a pressure cooker from m-i-l and now wondering what I can do with it. I've used it to make a tomato compote and also to cook pulses. Very effective at both. The fact that it cooked some kidney beans in 20 minutes seems like a mini-miracle! I used it to make a chicken stock last night and the results are incredible. A beautiful, clear, brown stock with a very clean and intense flavour. So - what else do people use them for, if you have them? I know they have a stigma attached to them, of them blowing up all over the kitchen, but I'm assured that whilst old pressure cookers always carried a risk of doing this, modern ones are quite safe.