Everyone knows that Donna Hay is a cookbook icon and each year when one of her cookbooks come out (15 with a 16th out in May this year) eager hordes of people flock to the bookstore to buy the latest book. They're always lushly photographed and yet the recipes still manage to be achievable. It's that wonderful cooking equation: looks complicated yet requires minimal effort which is totally addictive and why I adore her books. Plus she is a lovely lady too!
A Cook's Guide is her newest book which has a cherry picked selection of the best from the How to Cook section from Donna Hay magazine. It shows you the best, basic cooking techniques and recipes-she shows you how to make your own curry paste, gnocchi, roasts, carpaccio, flatbread, sponge cake, scones, souffles, cheesecake and pavlovas but also incorporates variation suggestions so that you can mix it up. An example is the pavlova chapter which has a basic pavlova recipe but also recipe variations such as almond pavlova stack, rosewater pavlovas with blueberries, chocolate and raspberry pavlovas and brown sugar cupcake pavlovas all using the same basic pavlova methodology.
What if you could get an autographed copy of A Cook's Guide signed by the lady herself? Well that's what we're giving away today! One lucky winner will win a copy of A Cooks Guide (signed by Donna) as well as a copy of Fast, Fresh, Simple; Instant Entertaining and No Time to Cook! For a chance to win this pack *all you have to do is tell me which is your favourite Donna Hay cookbook! *Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at midnight AEST 4th of June, 2011. You can enter this competition once daily and it is open to anyone within Australia.
The winner is: Merryn G. of NSW!
Best of luck!
Lots of love,