Fast 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 10 years Ed has appeared on television and radio, in newspapers, magazines and books.

Best known as the cooking presenter on Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens, Ed transforms elegant restaurant cuisine into recipes that anyone can prepare at home. His motto is simple - “when you do less, the ingredients can do more!”

Professionally, Ed has more than 20 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 books: ‘Nove Cucina’, ‘Dinner in 10’, ‘An Hour’s the Limit’, and ‘The Food Clock’ (released July 2012). On the airwaves, radio listeners throughout Australia are familiar with Ed as the co-host of Better Homes & Gardens Radio, which can be heard nationally.

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”!

Ed undertakes significant charity work with Bear Cottage, Community Greening Australia, Cancer Council Australia and The Dry July Foundation. He is a keen gardener, fisherman, swimmer and long distance runner who is the proud father of two beautiful kids (and an irascible dog). He lives near the beach on Sydney’s Bilgola Plateau.

In 2012, Better Homes and Gardens was awarded a record 10th Silver Logie for Australia’s Most Popular Lifestyle Program. The series is now in its 18th season.