Donna Hay's Seasons

Nothing inspires me to cook more than a beautifully presented recipe book with yummy recipes and lots of food porn. Donna Hay's Seasons is my latest purchase and I love that the recipes are categoried by seasons, using the produce that are most available and food that best suits the weather for different times of the year.

The Australian Queen of food styling doesn't disappoint, I'm having so much joy just flipping through the pages!

What inspires you to cook?

36 Responses to Donna Hay's Seasons

Michele Lee said...

Oh...the book and pictures look lovely! I'm sure the book alone can feed your tummy and your eyes with such pretty pictures. What inspires me to cook is whenever I'm home with my mom. I never cook when I'm by myself, but she always gives me the enthusiasm to cook with her! So much fun! Have a wonderful day!

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Taj Acosta said...

Oh girl this made me sooo hungry since it's dinner time here! I always love the pictures in a cookbook they make a huge diff to me. I get inspired by some of my fav cooking shows too. xoxo

natalie said...

Mmm, the pies and berry cobbler looking things look unbelievably delicious! I wish that I was capable of cookies such yummyness ^_^

Elizabeth said...

I have to agree. great cookbook!

sheer whimsy said...

those pictures are gorgeous! i agree, lovely pictures always prompt the itch to cook!! :)

Ces't La Vie said...

i LOVE food :) i love cooking, its sooo fun :) but i always eat to much :(

sara

Claire Kiefer said...

those pies are certainly a good start ;) Usually what inspires me to cook is a craving--haha!

Mary said...

Whoah, well posts like this for starters! Gorgeous. I've heard so much about Donna Hay, and yet I'll admit I've never used one of her cookbooks. I must remedy this. thanks for the inspiration.

m.e (Cathie) said...

LOVE Donna Hay! and her styling is fabulous. very inspirational ♥

Simply Colette said...

That looks fantastic! The cheesy bread, fruit pie, and roasted chicken. Yum!

Trish said...

Hi Trishie, how are you sweetheart? Sorry I've not been over sooner, a little family illness has me limited in blog time.

I don't use this term often, but you are right, this book is full of gorgeous food porn!! hee hee! Seriously, I am putting this on my book list ASAP!

Hope all is well beautiful xoxo

Alicia said...

Food porn is so appropo. I love her work & get mildly sad when her seasonal work hits our shoes & its not in line. Drat!!!
I get the itch to fix in the kitchen from books, magazine but mostly shopping. Great produce, cheese, etc just does me in...not to mention the wallet.

Sam Harvey said...

i just made a killer roast a la julia childs for my jeffrey's birthday. i had to marinate the thing for 12 hours in chianti and olive oil. oh the pay backs were sweet!

Brandi said...

Books like this totally inspire me. It's going on my "must-buy" list. I only have to decide whether to send it to NJ so I can use it for cooking inspiration this summer or to CA so I can use it the rest of the year. Those images are stunning. I now need that slice of cake in my fridge.

Fee-AMore said...

I love Donna Hay. I think i need to get my hands on this one. I embarrassingly buy lots of cookbooks and i collect them up. Apart from the recipes, i just adore drooling at the styled photos. :)

Tuesday said...

Food porn I like, they're the easiest to photograph too, very photogenic :)

Your blog is very informative, I really like it, glad to have found 'you'....

Rose said...

Ive had a flick through this book a couple of times. The pictures are just lovely.

Rose

Diana Mieczan said...

I am not a great cook but I love to bake...Balazs is the one who cooks mostly.....This pie looks amazing...I have to get this book!
My family inspirits me ....when they love what I bake...and they ask for more :)
Thank you for this post...I am off to get this book!
Mush

Wild and Precious said...

i have some great cooking books... yet i'm so undomesticated when it comes to cooking ..not even they can make me cook!

Moosette said...

I am with you - give me some good pics and I am simply inspired :-)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am officially hungry!! Oh my goodness, what wonderful food. That berry dessert looks especially wonderful.

The Constant Complainer said...

Trishie, I'm a first-time visitor to your site from Cleveland, OH. I saw your interview on the "...It's Simple Love" blog and decided to click-through.

Congratulations on your blog's success and I'll plan to stop by more often.

Helen said...

Wow, this looks wonderful. I was actually inspired all day by cooking -- my mom made dumplings and they were delish! I'm still thinking about them! But daily inspiration definitely comes from Smitten Kitchen, my favorite food blog :)

Lily Riani said...

always love ur the way ur post the pics to ur articles (or the other way ard)... and i just learnt a new word - food porn!!! hahahha

Phuong said...

The food looks delicious! i want to try the cake!

Laura Loo said...

ooh i love me some cookbooks as well!!! i often end up not making many of the recipes in cook books but just love having them!!

...love Maegan said...

ugh, I wish I was inspired to cook ...maybe someday ...these are beautiful though

Craftiness NOW said...

such deliciousness! what great inspiration for fall, hope you're well :-)

umbrella-in-the-sun said...

great book, so well presented!

making my mouth water <3

great blog

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Romantic Heroine said...

that looks yummy ♥
I metioned you (again) in my latest post

Bralliz said...

Oh what a beutiful book... I have to buy it!
Happy Sunday dear!
xoxo alice

its simple love said...

Mmmm those are lovely images. What inspires me to cook is a grumbly tumbly.

Rachael

Natalie said...

omg the food looks soo freakin delish! :)

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oohmyfavorite.com said...

I love cooking with the seasons, so this book looks perfect for me. I can't wait to check it out.

Anastasia said...

stares morosely into her bare cupboard and silently curses Trishie for putting such mouth watering food porn up.

Liz said...

the same. a great recipe book or even something from a magazine with tasty pictures to depict the recipe is what does is for me. also something new that i've never tried before spikes up the interest even more.

enjoy your cookbook and have fun cooking.

^-^ oxox