Pressure Cooking to Save Time and Energy

569px-Pressure_cooker_oval_lidPressure cooking has been around since the mid-1800’s, yet it has been oddly forgotten. Using a pressure cooker can reduce cooking times by as much as 70%, saving both time and energy. This relatively low-tech device will allow you to quickly cook healthy meals at home, and will make it easier to use bulk dry goods like grains and beans. There may even be a cooking demonstration, so come hungry (but not too hungry)!

Participants will learn how pressure cooking works using several types of pressure cooker, how to operate them, and where to find them. They will also learn a few easy recipes and how to interpret cooking times between varying cookers.

Evan Mallen


Evan Mallen is a climate adaptation researcher for the University of Michigan, and is one of the organizers for the Reskilling Festival. Evan enjoys container gardening, biking and especially cooking. He uses his pressure cooker at least once a day.

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  1. Mallory

    I’m thrilled to see this as a workshop option! I’ve always wanted to learn more about pressure-cookers and start using one in my home. 🙂

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