Donna Hay

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Donna Hay is an Australian food stylist, author, and magazine editor.[1]


She is best known as the author of 14 bestselling cookbooks, including Off the Shelf, Modern Classics (Books 1 and 2), The Instant Cook, Christmas, and Instant Entertaining. Selling over 3 million copies worldwide, her books are known for their simple recipes and beautiful photography.[citation needed] She was named one of the 'Magnificent Seven' cookbook authors by the judges of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in January 2007.[2][not in citation given] Her most recent book, The New Classics, was released in November 2013.


Hay also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Donna Hay Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine launched in 2001.[3] She has also acted as Food Editor for Marie Claire magazine since 2006, as well as six months as Food Editor at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.[4]

Homewares Collection[edit]

She also has her own homewares range, Donna Hay Home; her own store, Donna Hay General Store, in Woollahra; and a weekly column published in News Limited newspapers.[1] She launched a range of homewares in partnership with Royal Doulton in mid-2011.


In March 2011, Hay's first television series, Fast, Fresh, Simple, launched on The LifeStyle Channel. Fast, Fresh, Simple is a 13-part series that features many of the recipes from her book of the same name.[5] She has also appeared many times as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia, which airs on Network Ten.


  1. ^ a b Harper Collins Website
  2. ^ Company Profile
  3. ^ "Top women in food". Yahoo!7 Lifestyle. Yahoo!. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Mollard, Angela (27 February 2011). "Donna Hay's transformation". Herald Sun. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Donna Hay – Fast, Fresh, Simple". LifeStyle FOOD. Foxtel Management Pty Ltd. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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