The first of a duo of titles, Modern Classics: Book 1 revisits the classics with a modern edge and presents the essential recipes of contemporary cooking. Make a roast, make the ultimate meat pie, whisk up the perfect salad dressing. Donna Hay's modern classics should become the handbooks of a new generation of home cooks and indispensable refresher manuals for those who came before them. Chapter by chapter, Donna Hay gives you the basics, step by step, as well as some simple recipes to use every day, then takes you beyond with extras, variations and twists for special occasions and adventurous days. The recipes include soups, salads, vegetables, roasts and simmers, pasta and delicious pies.