Here at The Splendid Table, we're always game for the big cooking project, but sometimes nothing is better than setting it and forgetting it. That's when we turn to the trusty slow cooker. Of course, they’re great for big batches, the stews, soups and big cuts of meat, but they also work wonders with vegetables and grains. In this podcast extra, we revisit our interview with Faith Durand from The Kitchn about some of her favorite ways with the slow cooker. She takes on vegetarian meals for breakfast, dinner and dessert. We’ve also pulled together a list of slow cooker recipes for the meat lovers. If you don't already have a slow cooker, before you buy one listen to our equipment review conversation with America's Test Kitchen.