Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review : Fast, Fresh, Simple by Donna Hay

During the summer, Good Food showed the TV series "Fast, Fresh, Simple" showcasing recipes from the new book by Donna Hay. I wasn't alone in being glued to it - Donna is the Australian Martha Stewart & out-Martha's Martha to be honest! Donna started her career as a food stylist and magazine editor and developed into a bestselling author with 20 books under her belt, her own magazine and a homewares collection.

Fast, Fresh, Simple is a big book, both in size and in content and it's packed full of recipes that perfectly suit the title of the book - there's a fast section, a fresh section and a simple section, broken down into savoury and sweet recipes.  The photography is beautiful and the styling is second to none.  Donna (like me) is a big fan of lining baking sheets with parchment to make cleanup easy and her methods are very easy to follow.

I've already made a few of the dishes from the book including Lemon Yoghurt Cake (which has been made many times by readers of my blog) and Barbequed Lamb, Aubergine & Halloumi which turned out perfectly.  The Hubs wants to try the Thai Chicken Soup - but without coriander...  This is definitely a book that I will use time and time again - a little ray of Australian sunshine to brighten my day.

Fast, Fresh, Simple is published by Hardie Grant and is available from all good bookstores and on Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. I've never cooked any of her recipes so I'll have to check them out. And I love the photos too - especially the use of light and shadow!