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This review is from: Fast, Fresh, Simple (Paperback)
I bought this on the back of Donna's recent TV series. The recipes are very easy and quick for mid-week eating but good enough for mid-week entertaining. There are plenty of shortcuts and cheats (but not in a Delia canned mince and frozen mash kind of way!). I started with some of the baking recipes as I think they are the real acid test of a cookbook. The Chocolate dessert cake was to die for (bonus: all made in one bowl- simple), and will keep any choco-holic very satisfied. Her tips for presentation and styling are as simple and elegant as the food itself. The overall vibe of the food is very much Austral-asian. There is the odd ingredient some people may think of as 'exotic', but to be honest I don't think that there were any ingredients I couldn't find in my local supermarket. I will stress, however, that this kind of cooking is very much dependant upon the quality of your ingredients.