The Instant Cook by Donna Hay

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Donna Hay is swiftly becoming the source American cooks go to when they ask themselves, "What should we have for dinner tonight?" She has garnered a passionate global following for her fresh and modern approach to food -- bringing out clean, sparkling flavors with simple techniques and streamlined instructions. In The Instant Cook, she offers more than a compendium of flexible recipes; it is an elegantly simple philosophy of cooking, and of eating.

Donna Hay pulls together flavor combinations and cooking skills from the Mediterranean and the Pacific Rim - two of the most luscious and quick-cooking cuisines on the planet - to create delicious meals with a handful of ingredients in a few minutes. She gives home cooks the confidence to cook with instinct and with style.

Exquisite full color photographs on every page illustrate Donna’s signature look -- chic yet never fussy. It reminds you that cooking is a pleasure. Pour a glass of wine and catch up with family as you cook; shop without waste or confusion; host a weeknight dinner party with little planning and less effort. The Instant Cook is destined to be the cookbook that is never put back on the shelf.


About Donna Hay

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At the age of eight, DONNA HAY skipped into a kitchen, picked up a mixing bowl and never looked back. She moved to the world of magazine test kitchens and publishing, where she established her trademark style of simple, smart and seasonal recipes all elegantly put together and photographed. Hers is food for every cook, every food lover, every day and every occasion. Her unique style turned her into an international food-publishing phenomenon as a bestselling author of sixteen cookbooks, publisher of Donna Hay Magazine, newspaper columnist and creator of a homewares and food range. Visit her online at
Published October 15, 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Cooking, Self Help. Non-fiction

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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.

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