Food stylist and author Donna Hay seeks joy and adventure in an enticing ‘last meal’ to savour.
The Living Argentina team visited Australia to complete a special dossier on people who inspire in this part of the world. Donna was privileged to be selected as one of the participants for the special feature and enjoyed sharing her love of Australia.
Standing at the pristine white kitchen bench, saucepans bubbling away while delicious scents fill the air and tantalise tastebuds, Donna Hay is the picture of professionalism. We’re at Palm Beach in Sydney, on the set of of her new special A Donna Hay Christmas.
Donna Hay is naked. Not literally; she is, in fact, dressed in designer pieces from head to toe. But in her estimation she is indeed naked; there is not a whisk nor saucepan in sight and she is feeling rather exposed without them.
Sydney seems to have become the summer residence of world ‘art de vivre’, and this is in no small part due to the influence of the former food stylist turned queen of lifestyle magazines. Meet the icon and the city-sanctuary that have been integral to…
Top-selling cookbook author Donna Hay is full of fresh ideas, among them a new dinnerware range and a world-ﬁrst packet mix
After years of producing best-selling cookbooks, Donna Hay finally has a television show to call her own. Donna Hay – fast, fresh, simple. is a 13-episode series premiering on The LifeStyle Channel this month.
It’s hard to imagine a kitchen in modern Australia that hasn’t turned out a Donna Hay recipe. Whether you own one of her cookbooks, collect her beautiful magazines or simply tear out her weekly sunday magazine column, ‘doing a Donna’ has now entered our culinary lexicon.
If you missed the show, here’s a little taste from the party that put Sydney, and Australia, in the spotlight…
It’s like working in a kindergarten. They scare the bejesus out of the contestants with their cutting comments and “go faster!” shouting, but according to food guru Donna Hay, the MasterChef judges are more like silly schoolboys than feared teachers.
Most of us know Donna Hay as a cookbook author who revolutionised easy home cooking but for a woman with simple tastes, she has so much more on her plate.
Donna Hay has been cooking since she was a little girl. Her love of food led her to a career as a food writer at 19, and then on to become a food editor at
at 25. She is now one of Australia’s leading food editors and best selling cookbook author.
Donna Hay is moving polka dot cupcake
patties from one shelf to another when
I enter her new General Store, and I must
admit I am momentarily taken aback. What
with her award-winning self-titled magazine,
her numerous cookbooks.
Donna Hay has a new homewares store opening soon. Sourcing from around the world, she will bring back the best of what she finds and style it beautifully.
Since hitting Australian shelves in 2002, Donna
Hay’s bi-monthly cooking magazines have
taken pride of place in many a household, with
each issue now attracting more than 370,000
The Donna Hay shop
opens next February in Sydney’s glamorous Woollahra, in a
restored stone building that first became a general store in 1886.
It will be stocked with quirky, handmade treasures collected on
overseas book tours.
Donna Hay advises every harassed cooks to go-easy after the Christmas dinner, lighter on the stomach and more likely to leave everyone with a sweet memory. “My version of a bread and butter pudding has a festive spin but it’s easier to cook than
Arguably Australia’s best-known food writer and stylist, you’ll find Donna Hay in magazines, cookbooks, homewares and online. She is about to launch her own Donna Hay general store in Sydney
Donna Hay was demonstrating a recipe to a crowd of about 300 people on the shop floor. Determined not to miss a moment, one woman – arms laden with shopping – turned to McInnes and asked if he worked there.
Easter is one of my favourite times of the year, mainly because it’s so rich in traditions with wonderful things such as coloured eggs, hot cross buns and heaps of chocolate. I love sharing these with my family, especially when they’re homemade.