Thursday, October 13, 2011

Donna Hay iPad App


First off... I can't believe that my love affair with Donna Hay is ten years long!  Or that I've only written about one book of the six I own - Seasons.  I'll have to rectify that soon.  I certainly have shared my take on many of her recipes over the years.  I own most issues of the magazine and can never get enough of the stunning photography, the ease of the dishes and the pure escapism.

You can imagine how excited I was to find out about the newest brilliant addition to her dominion.    an iPad app.   Even better... the first issue is free!


If you know about Donna Hay, you've already left this page and headed over to get your copy.  If not... here's what's so special about this app...
  • the most beautifully staged and photographed recipes - think Annie Leibovitz, but food-centric rather than celebrities; 
  • same stylized articles as the magazine - like Marinated Feta - Three Ways, and Scallops and Galangal and... 
  • same organization - Weeknight Dinners, Short Cuts, Conversions & Measures, "How to" (this month's tip is on how to prepare lobster with a couple of recipes, naturally, plus one on macing macarons); lots of cooking tips peppered (excuse the pun) throughout the sections...
  • even more robust than the magazines with a fantastic maze of recipes, some stepped out, some with videos... all easy to prepare, stunning to serve.
It's an easy app - there's even a tutorial at the beginning.  Personally, I love wandering through it.  I've done that at least ten times and keep discovering new dishes or tips or... 

I could go on forever, but... I'd rather be baking one of the EIGHT Brownie recipes in the issue!

BOTTOM LINE:   There is no reason on earth not to download this app.  One caveat... you will become addicted!

2 comments:

Helene said...

Finally downloaded the app on my Ipad. Wow this is so nice. I wonder how much they will sell the issues.

Ruth Daniels said...

Good question