There is quite a variety of Donna Hay books in print and I am dabbling in several of them. The online cooking site I Heart Cooking Clubs features a different chef/cook every six months. The last vote for a female chef was won by Donna Hay. I must say, I am enjoying cooking with her recipes and so far it’s all been delicious (if I may say so myself).
So far, all the cookbooks I have perused display wonderful photos of the food and easy to follow recipes. Let me highlight a few of cookbooks here.
Fast, Fresh Simple offers a great collection of recipes. There is a fresh take on some tried and true recipes and some pretty good short cuts too. If you are in a hurry but don’t want to skimp on fresher ingredients, this is a good resource.
The Instant Cook has beautiful yet simple photos of food. There is quite a bit of Asian and Mediterranean flavors and all recipes are, as the title implies, easy, quick with a minimal list of ingredients.
From this book I have made Lemon Marinated Artichoke salad.
Modern Classics 1 was the first DH cookbook I purchased and I was hooked. I love this one. There are plans to make quite a few recipes from this one. So far I have made:
Simple Essentials is the one for the chicken lover. Oh right, that would be me. There are recipes in this book wheich you will also find I other DH cookbooks so, beware there. If you like chicken as much as I do, you will love this book. Spatchcocked Chicken is my only representative so which I had posted on my food blog (so far) but…this is a nice book!
Recently purchased was Modern Classics 2 which focuses on breads, cookies, cakes and other baked goods. Haven’t tackle that one yet but Madelines are on the short list for this book.
There are quite a few of Donna’s cookbooks I haven’t checked out yet but am looking forward to doing so, The five books I mentioned have been a pleasure to read through and cook from.
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