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TDF Talks with Author & Food Stylist Donna Hay


Lucy was a little starstruck to head up to Sydney and meet best selling author, food stylist, magazine editor and media personality Donna Hay earlier this month!

In our final podcast episode for the year, Lucy chats to Donna about how it felt to close her magazine after 17 successful years, what her business looks like today, her thoughts on the future of food, and more.

30th November, 2019
Lucy Feagins
Saturday 30th November 2019

Donna Hay is a household name both here and overseas, having edited her self-titled magazine for 17 years, reaching subscribers in 82 countries around the world. Over the past 20 years, she has also authored 27 best-selling cookbooks, selling over six million copies worldwide (!), and has hosted TV series screened in over 17 countries.

It was such a pleasure to chat with Donna and get a closer insight into the inner workings of her inspiring brand and business. I learnt that Donna actually isn’t a big goal setter, nor much of a forward-planner… which really surprised me! Instead Donna prefers to remain open to opportunities when they present themselves – and right now, after 17 years of magazine deadlines, she’s relishing the freedom to be creative on her own terms.

In this podcast conversation, Donna shares her thoughts on how it felt to close her magazine last year, after 100 issues! We also discuss what she feels has underpinned her success over the past two decades, her thoughts on the wellness industry, the future of food, and so much more.

Notes and Links

Donna’s latest book is ‘WeekLight’ – the perfect collection of easy, healthy meals to make you feel good.

Visit for more info about Donna, her books, and of course zillions of mouth watering recipes!

You can also follow Donna on Instagram at @donnahaymagazine and @donna.hay!

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