Chef of the week: DONNA HAY

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“Fast, Fresh, Simple”

     Donna Hay is an Australian food editor and best-selling cookbook author. Her food, recipes and styling focuses on basic ingredients, simply prepared and beautifully photographed, just like her cookbook’s name and her television series “Fast, Fresh, Simple”.

     Donna’s career as a food writer and stylist began when she was 19. She was appointed food editor of Marie Claire at the age 25 and became food editor of Marie Claire Lifestyle. She’s also the editor of Donna Hay Magazine, a highly acclaimed and top-selling food magazine, each issue of it has over 384000 Australian readers and subscribers in 82 countries around the world.

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     Her simple and style-driven approach is reflected in her 18 award-winning cookbooks, including Off the Shelf, Modern Classics (books 1 and 2), The Instant Cook, Christmas, Instant Entertaining, etc. She has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and her books have been translated into nine languages. Donna was named one of the “Magnificent Seven” cookbook authors by the international Gourmand Awards in January 2007.

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Modern Classics (Book 1)

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Donna’s most recent cookbook: Fast, Fresh, Simple

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Off the Shelf

She also has a successful homewares range, the donna hay food range has launched in Australia with cookies, brownies and cupcake baking kits of all natural ingredients. The range includes a line of pretty baking accessories plus stylish quality cupcake papers.

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     In early 2009, Donna opened her first concept store in Sydney’s Woollahra. The donna hay general store is full of Donna’s products plus beautiful homewares and special gift ideas carefully chosen from around the world.

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Donna Hay general store

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     And if you’re a fan of Masterchef, especially Masterchef Australia, you may notice that Donna Hay has appeared many times as a guest judge, both Adult and Junior version.

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     Donna is a successful author, food stylist and editor, her work inspires a whole new generations of cooks in around the world.

     Hope all of you enjoy this post and feel inspired in the kitchen xoxo

     Love, Trang Quynh

     Source: Wikipedia,


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