Since coming to Singapore I bought my first Donna Hay cookbook! I've long admired Hay's simple food and absolutely beautiful styling. Below is the sort of image for which she is famous - this is from a recipe on her website for bacon and roasted tomato omelette. I love this photo because it is a very straightforward picture, not fussy, but nicely composed and inviting. Hay is also famous for this pale blue colour, just click through her website to see how prevalent it is. I am sometimes a bit in awe of blue in food photos; it's not at all common and hard to get right. All my photos with blue backgrounds look a bit sickly.
My new Donna Hay cookbook is Modern Classics Book 1. I was inspired to buy it because I wanted to join a group of bloggers who cook and photograph Donna Hay recipes and publish them on Wednesdays. There are four others in the group:
- Margaret from Tea and Scones
- Gaye from Laws of the Kitchen
- Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table
- Chaya from Bizzy Bakes
Please visit my new bloggy friends to find out how their Brussels sprouts turned out: here are Chaya's and Gaye's, and Kayte's.
Have you bought a new cookbook recently?
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