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No water cookware: interchangeable recipes?

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A friend today told me the sad story of her husband's having one piece of waterless cookware and liking it, then they went to a home show and bought a $1000 in pieces of the same line. They came with a small recipe pamphlet, and the seller said...just go on line and order a book. They got home, went on line and found out the maker is out of business. And my friend is finding that very often the cookware ends up with a vapor lock that holds the lid on very tight when she doesn't expect that to happen.

Has anyone some practical suggestions about a recipe book that isn't specific to a single line of cookware? (A solution to vapor lock would be a bonus.)

many thanks.

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  1. Not to be snarky, but I thought the whole point of the waterless cookware was the vapor lock? I am under the impression that trying to avoid it defeats the whole purpose of the cookware.

    A quick google search turned up this: http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Meat-Po...

    And this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vita_Cra...

    1. Yes, the vapor lock is a feature of this type of cookware. It would be defective without it. There are several videos available on You Tube to demonstrate this type of cooking. Hope this helps.