I'm a big fan of Donna Hay - she is very diverse in terms of style and influences - but this is why I have cooked maybe 5-10% of the dishes in her other books. There are too many different dishes with too many ingredients that take too much effort. This book is very different - most of the recipes are accessible and easy to follow.
It is set out along the lines of a dinner party plan. Then you opt for a weeknight, saturday night, sunday lunch, brunch, BBQ, and special occassion menu. Within these categories, there are Italian, Asian, Greek - inspired menus, as well as last-minute, vegetarian,summer, winter, autumn, classic, indulgent and bistro options. The recipes are simpler and pared back, with back up suggestions for hard-to-find ingredients. There are style tips and serving suggestions.
The photography is magnificent - classic Donna Hay. The book goes well with 'Instant Cook', which is similarly laid out.
Better than her other books