About Ed Halmagyi

‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi is one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and food authors, entertaining and informing Australians with achievable, time-conscious, family-friendly cooking. For nearly fifteen years Ed has appeared on and hosted a variety of television programs and on radio, and has been published in newspapers, magazines and books.

Best-known as the cooking presenter on Network 7’s Logie-winning ‘Better Homes and Gardens’, he transforms elegant restaurant cuisine into recipes that anyone can prepare at home. Ed’s motto is simple, ‘when you do less, the ingredients can do more!’.

Professionally, Ed has more than twenty years experience cooking in some of the world’s best restaurants, both in Australia and overseas. His chef’s insider tips and tricks for creating great meals can also be found in any of his best-selling books: ‘Nove Cucina’, ‘Dinner in 10’, ‘An Hour’s the Limit’, ‘The Food Clock’, and ‘The Everyday Kitchen’, and through his radio work.

Also, Ed’s magazine Roughcut launched in 2015 and has gathered a loyal audience of committed food lovers.

It’s in Ed’s passion for bakery that you’ll find his philosophy of food: cookery is a process of transformation where simple yet perfect flavours become unforgettable meals. For Ed, it’s all about ‘great food, made easy’!

When he’s not on the road you’ll find him at Roughcut Studio, his custom built photography studio and test kitchen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, where he works as a photographer producing beautiful images for print and online projects.


Ed is honoured to be involved with a range of charities around Australia.

Bear Cottage is the palliative care and hospice unit of Children’s Hospital Westmead, and Ed has been a supporter for ten years.

Located above Manly Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches, it provides respite and end-of-life care for some of Australia’s sickest kids and the families. The philosophy of Bear Cottage is as simple as it is transformative – their role is to add life to years, nots years to life.

In spite of the challenging (and occasionally overwhelming) nature of the work done at Bear Cottage, it really is a home full of joy, lightness and love. For many families, time spent there is the best memory of a difficult period.

You can help provide hope and care by visiting www.bearcottage.chw.edu.au

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You can see Ed every Friday on Better Homes and Gardens TV show on Network 7 (or if you’re out, catch up by finding Plus7 online).

In addition, Ed is contributor to the News Local network of papers, and his syndicated articles are easy to find, and entertaining to read.

In 2016, look out for his new book “Kitchen 52: Delicious Reasons to Cook Every Week of the Year”, in book stores and online.

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