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Instant Entertaining Hardcover – November 7, 2006
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At the age of eight, Donna Hay skipped into a kitchen, picked up a mixing bowl and never looked back. She moved to the world of magazine test kitchens and publishing, where she established her trademark style of simple, smart and seasonal recipes all beautifully put together and photographed. It is food for every cook, every food lover, every day and every occasion. Her unique style turned her into an international food-publishing phenomenon as a bestselling author of 20 cookbooks, publisher of donna hay magazine, newspaper columnist, and creator of a homewares and food range.
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Top customer reviews
I love each and everyone of her books that I have purchased so far. Simple Elegance :)
The book is ideal for people who love to entertain but also want to keep it simple. The recipes are easy to follow and the photographs are fabulous to help with presentation.
She is not afraid of introducing you to new techniques and ingredients, but there is no snobbery about it.
The layout in the book works well each page has four recipes which work in well for simple entertaining. They include a dessert dish as well as flavours which combine well.
She offers suggestions of replacements which can be used, so for the Lemongrass greens she lists a few other things which can be used as alternatives.
There are a variety of entertaining situtaions with suitable recipes - includeing Barbeques, Saturday nights, sunday brunches and special occassions.
She also offers some style suggesions such as fresh hand cloths (and how to prepare them) for finger food, using egg cups for vases, and how to make iced coffee
In the back are prepartation notes if you want to do things yourself. There are asterixs throughout the book so you can buy the item, or you can use the section in th eback to prepare it yourself - if that is what you like to do - stocks, pastry, potatoes, etc - it also has notes such as the importance of various types of ingredients such as star anise, red wine vinegar and rice flour etc
This book allows cooks and budding chefs to work at a variety of levels - and allows room to grow and develop. An excellent resource! and Lovely book to look at too!