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Donna Hay: New Food Fast

SallyBR1's picture

Not that anyone here would need yet another cookbook, but I got this one yesterday - bought it used for less than $10

Anyone cooked from it? Any favorites?

THe photos are impressive, the recipes are organized in "10 minutes", "20 minutes", "30 minutes", and seem for the most part quite creative and straightforward at the same time

ANy feedback will be appreciated

Thanks

casualcook's picture

(post #62657, reply #1 of 11)

I love this cookbook.  Donna takes a typical Australian approach to cooking that I find refreshing - no fuss! 


Her recipies are simple, have very little instructions and take little time, but I find the choice of ingredients so refreshing.  Australia has access to many Southeast Asian ingredients that she uses in a Western style of cooking.


I love this book and can't wait to pick up more of hers'.

Syrah's picture

(post #62657, reply #2 of 11)

Last Christmas I bought my sister The Instant Cook. She loves it. Apparently the recipes are very simple, and yet full of fresh flavours. My kind of cooking actually. I should buy it for myself.

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Glenys's picture

(post #62657, reply #10 of 11)

Have to say I had a great time with Bill Granger. He was great to cook with and his food, like Donna's is clean, chock-full of flavour and dead straightforward. Like other Australian cooks he has a great sense of using the essential flavours of other cultures without being muddled into overload, and he really understood moving from your season there to a many suited to ours. We did a lemon honey chicken that was really yummy, with a nod to Greece for the flavourings. Just as yummy as he was.

Syrah's picture

(post #62657, reply #11 of 11)

We are very big on seasonal produce here. We don't have to import many fruits and vegetables at all, the notable exception being asparagus. We seem to get it from Japan in autumn but that's really it. Everything else seems to come from somewhere in Australia.

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Gloria Steinem

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

ashleyd's picture

(post #62657, reply #3 of 11)

I love Donna Hay's style, quick, clean, tasty. Can't ask for more!


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(post #62657, reply #4 of 11)

Oh, don't tell me I neeeeeeed another cookbook!

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(post #62657, reply #5 of 11)

Costco had all the Donna Hay cookbooks for a while at a really good price, and I think I have five of them.  (Kept forgetting which ones I had, so would buy a duplicate and have to take it back.)  I love the pictures, but honestly have never made any of her recipes.  Still, since half of my pleasure is looking at cookbooks, they work for me.



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Marcia's picture

(post #62657, reply #6 of 11)

Costco had the Hay books when I was being good and *resisting* more cookbooks. (Sigh.) I got over it, but not soon enough.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62657, reply #7 of 11)

Why resist?

You know, life is short - you DESERVE more cookbooks!

ashleyd's picture

(post #62657, reply #8 of 11)

Not being a member of "The Enablers" I couldn't possibly comment about your needs! But if you feel unfulfilled with your present collection Donna Hay would give you some interesting recipes to work with. Her presentation (and simplicity) is like a breath of fresh air compared to most American and British cookbooks I have seen.


Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Jean's picture

(post #62657, reply #9 of 11)

I see a trip to the library in my future, and a possible addition to my Christmas list. Thanks for the encouragement, I think.

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


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http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need