DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Tuesday -

NOT a lot of cook­ing here. Just so you know. So you might like it quite a lot. Donna Hay is the clean­est per­son you’ll ever see on TV. I re­alise it’s pos­si­ble she has an ar­ray of iden­ti­cal khaki shirts lined up and she just changes into a dif­fer­ent one ev­ery time she has an in­ci­dent with some chilli and pa­prika mari­nade, but I some­how doubt it.

And you know what else? No food passes her lips. There would’ve been an amount of pre-tast­ing that took place, ob­vi­ously. There are peo­ple whose faces we never prop­erly see do­ing things in the back­ground through­out this episode. I don’t know what they’re do­ing ex­actly, but it’s pos­si­ble they’re try­ing tiny por­tions of ac­tual food.

Some­one has to. It all seems mas­sively edible though, and styled to look beau­ti­ful, al­though I did kind of re­coil at the haloumi and honey mix Donna puts with her chicken tonight. No thanks.

She de­scribed it as mag­i­cal, which I thought may have been a po­lite way of say­ing bad, be­cause as we know not all magic is good. But would Donna give us a bum steer on a chicken dish?

The side salad, fan­tas­tic – fig and rocket. She could’ve just

Kitchen guru: Donna Hay

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