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Basics to Brilliance - Donna Hay

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Published: 19th September 2016
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Australia's most trusted and best-selling cookbook author, Donna Hay, wants to take you from basics to brilliance.

Donna believes that, just like anything you want to be good at, mastering the basics is how you build confidence. So, in this book, she's sharing all her favourite, tried and true recipes - think the perfect tender steak, golden roast chicken, crispy pork belly, her nan's sponge cake, and of course the fudgiest brownies! Each basic recipe is followed by clever variations and simple flavour change-ups, so one recipe becomes many and your repertoire naturally grows. Take Donna's 'no-fail meringue mixture' - once mastered, this basic recipe can be tweaked to be turned into the perfect pavlova; divinely flavoured salted caramel, chocolate, rosewater and pistachio, and raspberry meringues for an elegant afternoon tea; or a silky smooth and tangy lemon meringue pie for a divine dessert for a dinner party.

This is your ultimate guide to being brilliant in the kitchen!

Basics to Brilliance is a luxurious hardback, featuring beautiful photography and featuring over 200 recipes. This is a book you will want to treasure forever.

In 2011, Donna's first television series - fast, fresh, simple - premiered on LifeStyle, garnering her a 2012 Astra award for Best New Female Personality and went on to air in more than 17 countries worldwide. In 2016 , Donna is returning to Foxtel with a brand new eight part show, Basics to Brilliance, based on this book, which will go to air in late May and be on repeat rotation as the book goes on sale.

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4.0

The basics updated with modern food

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    Comments about Basics to Brilliance:

    This book gives you methods and recipes for the basics and the recipes are modern. I have been cooking professionally a while ago and bought this as the recipes and variations are useful.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic cookbook

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      Comments about Basics to Brilliance:

      Really easy to follow recipes

       
      5.0

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          Comments about Basics to Brilliance:

          Great book for someone who does't cook very often but wants to make an impression.

           
          5.0

          Awesome service and an amazing book!!

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          from Melbourne

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              One of the best Donna Hay cook book!!

               
              5.0

              Brilliant best

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              from Melbourne Australia

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                Comments about Basics to Brilliance:

                It is a cookbook and I collect them

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                5.0

                A cookbook to keep in the kitchen!

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                  Comments about Basics to Brilliance:

                  This is a cookbook that works for both experienced cooks and beginners. Donna gives you one basic recipe and then several variations - all of which are easy to cook and will quickly become family favourites.

                  I cook dinner each night for 7 people with very different tastes. This book is a life saver as it helps me decide what to cook. My family absolutely love the slow cooked lamb shoulder recipe (only complaint was that I didn't cook enough), the roast chicken and variations are delicious and her recipe for chocolate cake is divine. There are so many great recipes - there are just too many to name!

                   
                  5.0

                  I love the simplicity of this book its graphics are superb

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                  from melbourne victoria

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                    Love books and cook books

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this product and loved the TV Series.

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                    from Sunshine Coast, Au

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                    it is a cook book and it is great. takes home cooking to the next level.

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic basics

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                    from Kilsyth, Victoria

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                      Fantastic cookbook. Great that she has thought of so many uses for the same Dish. Great for any level of cook

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Cookboo

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                        This has all the recipes from the TV series off the same name. Great cooking resource.

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                        Donna Hay

                        At the age of eight, Donna Hay skipped into a kitchen, picked up a mixing bowl and never looked back.

                        Donna Hay is Australia's leading food editor and best-selling cookbook author. Her food, recipes and styling focuses on basic ingredients, simply prepared and beautifully photographed â?? hallmarks of her work which have set the benchmark for food publishing worldwide and inspired a whole new generation of cooks.

                        Donna's career as a food writer and stylist began when she was 19. She was appointed food editor of marie claire when she was 25 and soon became food editor of marie claire lifestyle, too

                        She is the editor of donna hay magazine, a highly acclaimed, top-selling bi-monthly food magazine with tremendous local success and far-reaching international appeal. Each issue of the magazine has over 384,000 Australian readers*, has subscribers in 82 countries around the world and is the top-selling international food magazine in American bookstores Barnes & Noble and Borders.

                        Donna also has a popular weekly food column in the Sunday editions of News Limited newspapers around Australia and The New Zealand Herald, reaching over seven million people each week. She is also a regular contributor to UKâ??s leading lifestyle magazine, Living etc.

                        Her simple and style-driven approach is reflected in her 18 award-winning cookbooks. She has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and her books have been translated into nine languages.

                        Donna was named one of the â??Magnificent Sevenâ?? cookbook authors by the international Gourmand Awards in January 2007.

                        Donnaâ??s successful homewares range is currently exclusive to David Jones in Australia. She is also in development with Royal Doulton for a stylish new range which will launch worldwide in 2011.

                        The donna hay food range has just launched in Australia with cookies, brownies and cupcake baking kits full of all natural ingredients. As good as home baked. The range includes a line of pretty baking accessories â?? sugar pearls and buttons to elegantly decorate cupcakes plus stylish quality cupcake papers for a professional-looking touch. In true Donna Hay fashion it's special made simple.

                        In early 2009, Donna opened her first concept store in Sydneyâ??s Woollahra. The donna hay general store is full of Donnaâ??s products plus beautiful homewares and special gift ideas carefully chosen from around the world.

                        Donna Hay is an Australian success story. She lives in Sydney with her husband, Bill, and children Angus and Tom.

                        Source Roy Morgan July 2008â??June 2009

                        Visit Donna Hay's Booktopia Author Page


                        ISBN: 9781460751428
                        ISBN-10: 1460751426
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Hardcover
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 400
                        Published: 19th September 2016
                        Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.7  x 2.5
                        Weight (kg): 0.97