Christmas Feasts and Treats Cookbook – Review

December 20, 2019

Christmas Feasts and Treats

To end our Christmas Special Week in the best way possible, we decided to bring you a Christmas cookbook. Christmas Feasts and Treats by Donna Hay is a must-have collection of over 200 easy, delicious, reliable and totally fabulous Christmas recipes.

Christmas feasts are for many people a very important and special time of the year. But because it comes only once a year it can be a stressful experience. Especially if you’re attempting a new glazed ham or you’re asked to bring something different for dessert. And this is why we decided to bring you Christmas Feasts and Treats.

This book is full of Hay’s favorite Christmas recipes. With step-by-step images and plan-ahead tips, you will be able to change up your menu with confidence. Here you will find the classic Christmas dishes, but also plenty of modern styling ideas and time-saving tricks.

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Donna Hay Christmas Feasts and Treats Cookbook

Do we need a Christmas cookbook?

Most of us have our go-to recipes for the holidays, from turkey and gravy to the Christmas Ham. So the question is, ” Do we need a Christmas cookbook?”. After we had the opportunity to review the Christmas Feasts and Treats by Donna Hay our answer is a loud and clear yes!

This is a beautiful book, full of the charming, modern photography for which Hay has become known. Just flicking through it will get you in the holiday mood. As the title of the name suggests, the book is divided into “feasts” and “treats”. Being the first part dedicated to snacks for your holiday party as well as Christmas dinner. The second one includes everything from dessert to edible decorations and candies to give as gifts.

In this book, Hay offers instructive, traditional recipes for your turkey, ham and more, but also some creative options and some that will work for smaller Christmas crowds. We know that you might not want to make a change with a new turkey preparation method, but the side dishes are a good way to start trying new things.

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Poached Turkey Breast with Lemon and Thyme Gravy

Cultural Differences

One of the things we could not fail to mention in this review is the cultural differences. As we are talking about an Australian book, you will find some different Christmas traditions. There’s a lot of seafood, and dessert pies are replaced with trifle and pavlovas. But besides these differences, the rest of it is very relevant to North American holiday celebrations.

If you’re stuck in a holiday rut, hosting for the first time, or just looking for ideas, Christmas Feasts and Treats will provide a lot of festive inspiration.

Final Thoughts

For us, Christmas Feasts and Treats cookbook was a total surprise. At first, we were skeptical about it, but after the first pages, we realize its full potential. The objective of this book is not to change people’s Christmas traditions, but to help improve them. Whether through easy and delicious recipes or useful save-timing tricks.


Christmas Feasts and Treats is an amazing cookbook with easy and delicious recipes that will help you to transform your holidays.









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