The New Classics 7

by Donna Hay

Hardback Publication Date: 01/11/2013

4/5 Rating 7 Reviews

The landmark cook book that all Donna Hay fans have been waiting for, this is ultimate collection of Donna's all time favourite classic recipes.

This is Donna Hay's biggest and best cook book yet.

For Isabella Beeton in 1861 it was Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, for Stephanie Alexander in 1996 it was The Cook's Companion and for Maggie Beer in 2007 it was Maggie's Harvest. These books went onto become bestsellers, staples in every home; they were the one-stop recipe books that defined these authors' work and became essential everyday reference books for their time.

Now in 2013, Australia's leading cookbook author Donna Hay reveals her landmark book,The New Classics, a definitive collection of classic recipes for every modern cook from donna hay magazine. This is the ultimate Donna Hay cookbook, the book that has everything that you ever wanted to know how to cook.

Absolutely up to the minute, it contains all our old family favourites as well as new delights, everything from beef and ale pies to dulce de leche, from mac n' cheese to macarons, it's exactly the food that we want to cook and eat NOW, all written in Donna's trademark simple, clear and easy way.

A gorgeously rich and deluxe hardback book with stunning finishes and embellishments - ideal for a Christmas gift, coffee table, kitchen bench or bookshelf - it features stunning photography and hundreds of mouthwatering recipes.

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Donna Hay

Donna Hay is Australia’s favourite and most trusted home cook, and an international food-publishing phenomenon.

Donna’s 27 books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, been translated into 10 different languages, and her television cooking shows have brought her signature style to life for viewers in more than 14 countries. In Australia, her recent books have dominated the bestseller charts, with Fresh and Light (2012) selling 202,000, the new classics (2013) selling 160,000, life in balance (2015) selling 114,000 and basics to brilliance (2016) selling 106,000 copies to date.

Donna Hay is a household name. She is editor-in-chief of her own magazine (that’s reached more than 730,000 readers) with a digital version that’s been the number one of its kind in Australia. In addition, her food range is stocked in supermarkets nationally. She is also the working mum of two beautiful boys.

Books by Donna Hay include: basics to brilliance kids; basics to brilliance; life in balance; the new easy; the new classics; Fresh and Light; simple dinners; a cook’s guide; fast, fresh simple.; Seasons; no time to cook; off the shelf; instant entertaining and the simple essentials collection

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  • Great classic delicious recipes!

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    I am a chef wannabe. I hoard cookbooks like theres no tomorrow and I trust recipe books by Donna Hay.

    Her cookbooks are just brimming with mouth-watering selections and The New Classics is no exception. The photos in this cookbook are enough to make you drool. Trying them out in the kitchen is a whole new experience.

    You and your family will love how delicious each meal is. Each herb and spice blends perfectly well with each other, creating a flavourful aroma and taste to satisfy your appetite.

    I also love that the book is categorised according to each recipes ingredients. Therefore, it is easier to find desserts, salads, pork, seafood, or beef meals.

    This book is meant to be a collection of all of Donna Hays classic recipes and I believe that the book gives justice to its name. It also helps that aside from the classic recipes, I also learned a few tips and tricks in the kitchenhelping me have more fun and an easier time in the kitchen.

  • Love this book

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    I love Donna Hay. I have lots of her cook books but this is the absolute best by far. Received it today and can't take my eyes off of it. It is an absolutely beautiful book with wonderful easy recipes in it. Can't wait to start cooking!!!!!!

  • Easy to follow and delicious!

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    I have been a fan of Donna Hay for so long so when I found out that she was coming out with a new cookbook I knew I had to get it. Of course, Donna did not disappoint! New Classics is an amazing cookbook that is perfect for those people who love cooking or a foodie just like me.

    What I love about this book is that the recipes are easy to follow. The other day I tried to make Donna's summer Bolognese and dark chocolate and raspberry brownie tarts for a small family dinner I hosted. I am so glad that it turned out well and my family enjoyed them a lot. At first I was nervous because the dish seemed to be hard to replicate but I was wrong! I did not have a hard time cooking the dish or the dessert. Donna's steps are easy to follow and to understand. I really enjoyed the whole experience!

    Aside from the delicious recipes, you will also enjoy looking at the photos in this cookbook. The layout of the book is neat and pretty and the text is easy to read. Those two factors are very important to me in purchasing a cookbook.

    I definitely recommend this book for people who are passionate about cooking, people who want to learn how to cook and for people who appreciate good food.

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