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Media Release: Christmas Feasts and Treats by Donna Hay

Christmas Feasts and Treats

Donna Hay

There’s no Christmas quite like a Donna Hay Christmas.

Donna’s had a hand in creating magical festive feasts for as long as she can remember. But because it comes around only once a year, she knows cooking at Christmas time can be a little bit daunting – especially if you’re attempting a new glazed ham or you’ve been asked to bring something different for dessert. Christmas Feasts and Treats is filled with Donna’s most trusted recipes, for exactly those times, so you can change-up your menu with confidence. In a celebration of the way Christmas brings new and old traditions together, she walks us through the classics, with her gorgeous modern styling ideas and quick-fix shortcuts along the way.

Anyone who knows Donna will tell you she’s forever finding new ways to dial down stress in the holiday season, making more time for fun. This book includes step-by-step images and all her plan-ahead tips. Whether you celebrate with an enchanting dinner on Christmas Eve, host a long lunch on the day itself or simply want to contribute something as a guest, you’ll find everything you need in two stunning chapters: Feasts and Treats.

There’s chic inspiration for starters and sides, plus loads of options for the big four: glazed ham, succulent turkey, roast pork and grilled lobster. Keep an eye out for Donna’s infamous glossy cheat’s ham, that doesn’t require basting every 10 minutes, and turkey that cooks gently on the stovetop (in less than an hour!), leaving room for vegetables in the oven below. Turn the pages and you’ll find puffs of meringue, sugar-spun caramels, soft gingerbread, shimmering trifle and show-stopping icy desserts. Donna takes us through her grandmother’s favourites, like brandy-soaked fruit cake and cloth-wrapped pudding, to more modern pavlova and trifle ideas. There are important cookies, fit for a special midnight visitor, and the sweetest of edible gifts and decorations to bake for your loved ones. Let this beautiful book be your guide this year, to a very memorable (and relaxed!) Christmas.

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 kidsbasics to brilliancelife in balancethe new easythe new classicsFresh and Lightsimple dinnersa cook’s guide; fast, fresh simple.Seasons; no time to cookoff the shelf; instant entertaining and the simple essentials collection.

Christmas Feasts and Treats by Donna Hay RRP: $45.00 Available: 16 November 2018
Imprint: Fourth Estate ISBN: 978 1 4607 5780 2 Format: 240-page flexi-cover

For further information or to request a review copy or interview, please contact:
Alice Wood, Campaign Manager E: [email protected] or T: (02) 9952 5439



November 9, 2018


Media Release: Christmas Feasts and Treats by Donna Hay


Alice Wood

(02) 9952 5439

[email protected]