‘Fast’ Ed Halmagyi is one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and food authors. For the last five years he has shared his unique take on achievable, time-conscious cookery with millions of viewers and readers through his television, newspaper, radio and publishing endeavours.
Ed undertakes significant charity work with Anglicare and Community Greening. He is a keen fisherman and long distance runner who is the proud father of two beautiful kids. He lives near the beach on Sydney’s Collaroy Plateau.
Presenter: Ed’s television commitments are significant. As the cooking presenter on Network 7’s award-winning ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ he transforms elegant restaurant cuisine into recipes that anyone can prepare at home. Ed co-hosted the popular travel show ‘Discover Tasmania’ in 2007 and will shortly commence filming a second series to air later in the year. Ed also appears regularly on ‘Sunrise’ and ‘The Morning Show’, 7’s popular daybreak programs.
Publishing: In publishing Ed is no less energetic. His weekly syndicated column through Cumberland newspapers has developed a loyal readership all over Australia. Ed writes about the culture, history and theory of our food then applies it to a particular ingredient each week. He has published one cookbook ‘Nove Cucina’ and is currently working on another project. Ed has also published his own magazine under the ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ banner. ‘MORE: the best of Food in a Flash’ is the distillation of Ed’s most popular recipes coupled with variations on each theme.
Radio: Radio listeners in Sydney are familiar with Ed as a regular guest on ABC local radio 702, and more recently Ed is the co-host on ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ radio, a three hour talk back show each Sunday through Australian Radio Network.
Cooking: Ed’s cooking heritage included Sydney’s iconic Rockpool, the Wickaninnish Inn in Canada, Cruise and Fuel. It is through comprehending Ed’s passion for bakery that you come to understand his philosophy of food. Cookery is a transformative process that celebrates the simple, yet perfect, flavours of great ingredients. As Ed often says, “great food is a gift of love, so eat up!”