Casual, special or over-the-top: dinner doesn't get any faster or less fussy than this! Simple, stylish and modern recipes, together with Donna's trademark look - beautiful photography and styling - will allow you to create a great meal at short notice.Whether you need to whip-up busy midweek fare for a famished family or present something chic and easy for a casual weekend dinner with friends - time is on your side with Donna Hay's latest cookbook, `The Instant Cook', a moreish collection of over 190 fast, new and inspiring recipes, tips and tricks.Enjoy the fastest pasta around and make scrumptious dishes and sauces in minutes. In her latest book, Donna Hay again gives her readers the know-how and confidence to create great meals that are filling and substantial, at short notice.Each chapter begins with a personal note from Donna on the recipes ahead in a classic collection of chapters - soup; salads; pasta, rice & noodles; chicken; meat; fish & seafood; vegetables; sweets. Each chapter also includes a new feature with Donna showing you one essential sauce or dish, with three very clever twists for you to create three very fresh and original meals. Chapters then conclude with her ever-popular 'short order' ideas: quick dishes to serve on the side or as meals on their own, using simple methods and flavour combinations.
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Donna Hay is an Australian-based food stylist and author who has been acknowledged as one of the most influential food writers of our time. Her internationally bestselling and award-winning books have changed the way we think about, prepare and enjoy food today.From Publishers Weekly:
Oversized, glossy and gorgeously photographed, this cookbook has the body of a fashion model but the soul of a harried mother. It offers dozens of inventive and delicious recipes, most of which require very little time in the kitchen and all of which make use of convenient ingredients. Marmalade Grilled Pork Steaks asks for little more than some pork, this morning's marmalade and a frying pan, but the recipe yields wonderfully tender salty-sweet steaks. Tomato and Eggplant Tarts are like pizza for grownups (and Hay is one of those down-to-earth cooks who doesn't shy away from using frozen pastry crusts). Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Stacks are attractive piles of protein; here Hay offers a terrific vegetarian variation, as she does in several recipes throughout the book. And the desserts-Blueberry and White Chocolate Mousse, Cheat's Apple Tarts and Chocolate French Toast-are as easy as they are enticing. So what's not to like about this volume? Two small things: the first is that it was originally published in Australia, and several of the recipes have yet to be Americanized. (Squid hoods, anyone? Desiree potatoes?) The other is that these pages are so lovely to look at that it seems a shame to splash them with soy sauce and dribble them with oil. After all, a cookbook this handy isn't likely to dwell on one's coffee table for long.
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Book Description Fourth Estate Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007196903