In this 8-part series, food stylist, Donna Hay, shows viewers how to create exciting, tasty and creative variations from simple basic recipes that every home cook should learn and know.

In each episode, Donna demonstrates three basic recipes – some savoury, some sweet – with detailed instructions for a perfect result. Then, for each one, Donna will inspire viewers with variations for each base recipe… showing us just how easy it can be to turn everyday food into magnificent culinary delights that will liven up any kitchen.

With three detailed recipes and montages of inspirational variations, each episode is jam-packed full of tasty treats and mouth-watering menus. Tips and tricks along the way will give viewers handy hints that they’ll always be able to rely on..

Donna’s signature style of beautifully presented food and gorgeous photography is an important part of the series, filmed at an iconic waterside Sydney location.

In between recipes, we’ll also get to know a little more about Donna –with short segments showing viewers what Donna gets up to when she’s not in the kitchen – from photo shoots for her books and magazines, to relaxing on the beach with her kids… and we’ll get to understand some of Donna’s ethos about life, food and everything in between.

Donna Hay – Basics to Brilliance is an inspirational journey for new viewers and current fans, in more ways than one.