Donna Hay - Author

About the Author

Donna Hay is a TV journalist. She has been a regular soaps correspondent of What's On TV magazine for eight years, and since 1998 she has had her own column in TV Times. In 1999 she won the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Award for her first novel, WAITING IN THE WINGS. Donna Hay lives in York with her husband and daughter.

Featured books by Donna Hay

Other books by Donna Hay

Modern Baking

Modern Baking

Author: Donna Hay Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats. I find there's something truly enchanting about baking. From the way ingredients change as they're whisked and whipped, to the joy that a warm slice of cake can bring - it's always been my first love in the kitchen. Even though I'm a classics girl at heart, I'm forever adding on-trend twists to my sweet recipes and I want to share them with you. This book is what I like to think of as my modern baking bible. Inside are more than 250 recipes - my all-time favourite essentials, plus some super-smart shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. I've also included plenty of better-for-you treats, made with wholesome raw ingredients, for a touch of balance. Be it chewy cookies, the fudgiest brownies, dreamy meringue or creamy iced desserts, let these modern sweets bring a little magic into your kitchen.

Basics to Brilliance Kids

Basics to Brilliance Kids

Author: Donna Hay Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2017

Australia's Number 1 Bestselling cookbook author returns with a major TV-tie in cookbook for the modern family who love to eat, cook, celebrate and have fun together. Basics to Brilliance Kids is the latest gorgeous new book from Australia's bestselling cookbook author, Donna Hay, to accompany her new TV series of the same name which will show on Foxtel in October 2017. As a mum, Donna knows that there is nothing more enjoyable than introducing your children to the wonders of taste, food and flavours. Her new book highlights the importance of mastering the basics, celebrates fresh, healthy food, and the joy of cooking, eating and sharing delicious food with the people we love. Featuring over 120 fantastic, fun-filled, simple, family-friendly recipes, Basics to Brilliance Kids gives you and your kids endless ideas for birthday parties, picnics, school fairs and bake sales, family and celebration dinners, brilliant breakfasts, beach days, backyard movie nights and sleepovers.

Basics to Brilliance

Basics to Brilliance

Author: Donna Hay Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Australia's bestselling cookbook author returns with a stunning new book, Basics to Brilliance - and a TV series tie in. 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.

Life in Balance

Life in Balance

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2015

Australia's most trusted home cook is celebrating a fresher approach to eating. These days we're bombarded with so many messages about what to eat more of and what to eat less of and what to give up altogether, it can all get a little confusing and, let's face it, overwhelming. When there are so many passing fads and extreme diets out there, it's a relief to turn to a voice of reason, Australia's bestselling and most trusted cook, Donna Hay, for a realistic, sustainable and more balanced approach to fresher, healthier eating. Donna says: 'If there's one thing I've learned about myself, it's that I'm happiest when life is balanced. It rings true in all areas- work and play, friends and family, and, for me especially, food. Diets have never been my thing, I don't like the idea of anyone being on one! But I do love the way food can make me feel, uplifting me with energy, nourishing me with cosy goodness, or treating me with a little sweetness. LIFE IN BALANCE is about embracing food and all its benefits. Each chapter, from breakfast to baking, has simple recipes enriched with nature's superfoods - think leafy greens, bright fresh berries, creamy nuts and nourishing grains. Plus, I've profiled all my power pantry staples for you, like chia seeds, coconut sugar and raw cacao. Let this book help you find your own perfect balance, while enjoying every bite.' In a gorgeous new user-friendly square paperback format, featuring tactile paper stock and stunning photography, Donna packs in a wealth of ideas and information that you can trust, and flavours and tastes that will inspire you. From new ideas for power dinners to tempting grills, from super-charged breakfasts to low-carb options, LIFE IN BALANCE is full of super-satisfying recipes - nourishing, virtuous and delicious. And because we all need the occasional treat, there's also a few yummy better-for-you sweets. The only kind of diet that works, after all, is the balanced diet - the one you can sustain long term. And when your life is in balance, you feel great and it shows - from the inside out.

The New Easy

The New Easy

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

For every cook, with super easy, super delicious and super quick family meals. Donna Hay is all about making life easier. Her new cookbook, The New Easy, is the result of her quest to make things faster, simpler and tastier in the kitchen. It offers solutions to the age old dilemmas of home cooks everywhere what can I put on the table through the week that's fast and delicious, and what do I serve on the weekend that's a little more special? Full of short, concise recipes that are big on flavour, The New Easy offers five chapters: weeknights, weekends, sides and salads, baking, and desserts. Each chapter contains clever ideas to restyle particular recipes, so if you loved Tuesday night's Lemongrass Chicken, learn how to transform it into a chic starter for Saturday's dinner or a tasty sandwich for Sunday's picnic. These twists are all about versatility for a whole new and easy repertoire. the new easy makes cooking fast, fun, easy and enjoyable, and is the perfect companion for every busy cook. Donna Hay is Australia's leading and most successful cookbook author. She has published over 22 award winning cookbooks, which have sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, and her books have been translated into nine languages.

The New Classics A Definitive Collection of Classics for Every Modern Cook

The New Classics A Definitive Collection of Classics for Every Modern Cook

Author: Donna Hay Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2014

Featuring over 300 recipes, this is the ultimate best-of collection from Donna Hay - a showcase of classic dishes with her signature modern twist. Containing updated family favourites as well as new flavours, the new classics has everything you've ever wanted to cook. The essential book for every kitchen, it's exactly the food that we want to cook and eat now. A gorgeously rich and deluxe hardback with stunning finishes and embellishments, presented in Donna's trademark elegant, simple style, the new classics is the perfect gift, coffee table book or kitchen bench reference book.

Seasons

Seasons

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Eating what's fresh and in season is one of life's simple pleasures. In her beautiful new book, number-one-selling author, Donna Hay, provides easy recipes with fresh flavours and new ideas to help you enjoy the best of every season. From the delicious Pan-fried Salmon and Fennel Salad of spring, to a summery Flat-roasted Chicken with Almond and Mint, and comforting winter roasts and desserts, Seasons is both a visual delight and feast for the senses. Following from the success of last year's fast, fresh, simple, the new book promises to be another bestseller for Mother's Day and beyond.

Instant Entertaining

Instant Entertaining

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2010

This is Your Song, Lola Rose

This is Your Song, Lola Rose

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2009

A delicious romantic comedy about a girl called Lola Rose whose life is turned on its head when she discovers the true identity of her father.Lola Rose Lambert's life changes on the day of her father's funeral. She isn't sorry that Eddie Lambert is dead - he was a bully who made her mother's life a misery. And Lola finds out why when a dark family secret is revealed. It turns out Eddie Lambert wasn't Lola's father at all.Lola's father is none other than Rick Wild, guitarist with the mega rock group Poleaxe. Not only is her father very much alive, but he's also a big-haired, leather-wearing rock god. When Lola finally meets him, she discovers he's a typical rock star - spoilt and self-indulgent with the maturity of a hyperactive five-year-old.And then there's his dysfunctional family: son Jay, a roadie with a chip on his shoulder, and wild child Tiffany. The arrival of Lola in their midst could be the making of them - or the death of her!

The Instant Cook

The Instant Cook

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2009

This is the book to turn to when asked 'what's for dinner?'. Showcasing fuss-free recipes, Donna's trademark modern photography and styling - plus her tips on how to get the best results out of whatever you're making for cooking - this is the book to turn to when asked 'what's for dinner?'. 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 moreish collection of over 190 inspiring recipes. Donna gives her readers the know-how and confidence to create great meals that are filling and substantial at short notice: soup; salads; pasta; rice & noodles; chicken; meat; fish & seafood; vegetables; sweets. Each chapter also includes a new feature; in which Donna shows you one essential sauce or dish with three very clever twists for you to then create three very fresh and original meals and concludes 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.

Simple Essentials Christmas

Simple Essentials Christmas

Author: Donna Hay Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2008

Take the hassles out of the festive season with this stunning gift-format book, SIMPLE ESSENTIALS CHRISTMAS. Donna Hay, whose bestselling books, MARIE CLAIRE COOKING, DINING, FAST FOOD AND FLAVOURS and OFF THE SHELF, made food simple, fresh and modern, changes the way you think about Christmas. SIMPLE ESSENTIALS CHRISTMAS features simple recipes and menu planners for a traditional Christmas, a speedy Christmas and for treats throughout the season. As a bonus, Donna includes timesaving tips and a 10-page planning section to record notes, handy hints, and things to remember. This is a book that will become a keepsake to treasure for years to come. With its combination of delicious packaging and Donna's signature accessible style, this is a truly beautiful gift to buy others or to keep for yourself. An essential for every kitchen.

Modern Classics Book Two

Modern Classics Book Two

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2003

Donna Hay updates the timeless classics and establishes some modern ones. Modern Classics Book 1 showed readers how to master a roast, make the ultimate meat pie, and whisk up the perfect salad dressing. Modern Classics Book 2 features the pies, tarts, cakes, puddings and slices of our childhood, as well as the tiramisu and creme brulee of today. It brings our old favourites very much into the 21st century, inspiring the cooks of today and making Donna Hay a name known around the globe. In each chapter, Donna Hay gives you step-by-step basics, as well as some simple but wonderful recipes to use every day, all accompanied by sumptuous photographs. No kitchen will be complete without Donna Hay's fantastic modern take on the food everyone would love to cook if only they knew how.

Modern Classics Book One

Modern Classics Book One

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2002

Donna Hay updates the timeless classics and establishes some modern ones. If you love to cook or want to learn how, best-selling author Donna Hay's modern classics book 1 is destined to become the most indispensable cookbook you've ever owned. the focus is on classic savoury dishes cooked with a modern edge, with definitive recipes for everything from soups and salads, roasts and pies to pasta, noodles and rice. modern classics book 1 also features cooking tips and tricks, short cuts and essential cooking tools, all superbly photographed and designed in the simple, beautiful style for which Donna Hay is known.

Off the Shelf Cooking from the pantry

Off the Shelf Cooking from the pantry

Author: Donna Hay Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2001

A mouth-wateringly exciting book from Australia's most famous food writer and a dynamic, bestselling author. this book will give you the know-how and confidence to create a fabulous meal at short notice. It shows that with a well-stocked pantry and a handful of fresh ingredients, imaginative mealtime solutions are surprisingly easy to throw together. Each chapter takes a comprehensive look at a pantry basic - its origins, varieties, storage - and at a range of simple ideas for its use, before exploring its application in a range of modern, stylish recipes. While Donna provides plenty of practical advice, this is nevertheless a beautiful and inspirational book too, combining her simple, contemporary recipes with a unique visual style. this is the ultimate guide to getting your provisions sorted for everyday cookery, for unexpected guests and for special occasions. It is an essential handbook for every kitchen and, like all of Donna's previous books, is sure to become a modern kitchen staple.

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