Danny Seo is the editor-in-chief of Naturally, Danny Seo, a national print magazine that celebrates the idea that style and sustainability don’t need to be mutually exclusive from each other. Naturally, Delicious Desserts is his 11th book and his second cookbook, dedicated to those who want to live healthily while indulging frequently. He was the host of the TV show Naturally, Danny Seo, which brought all of the ideas for cooking, home decorating, beauty, wellness and travel to life that you see in the pages of his magazine. His line of eco-friendly products is sold in stores across the United States, Canada, and Europe, including retailers like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods.
Fun facts about Danny:
1. I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of 12. When I adopted a plant-based diet, my mother said, “Well, if you’re not going to eat meat, you’re going to have to cook your own meals.” So it forced me to learn how to cook at a young age. Bonus fun fact: I actually don’t enjoy cooking at all, but I do like to eat. I’m not someone who finds pleasure in cooking in the kitchen. I see it more as a chore. Which is why it’s so important to me that if I’m going to try a recipe, I better be sure it works!
2. I was born on Earth Day. Sharing the same birthday as Earth Day (April 22) is rather strange. It’s not a joyous occasion like the 4th of July or Christmas, but one that is rather somber about the world falling apart. It was this shared birthday that inspired me to start a charity as a child; instead of a birthday party, I had founding members of a nonprofit I called Earth 2000. It was 1989 and the goal was to save the planet by the year 2000. Rather naive, but it did spark a movement where I started at my parents’ kitchen table with a few friends and grew it into a national advocacy force.
3. Most TV hosts don’t swallow the food they eat. It’s a fact that when you’re shooting a TV show, you have to take multiple bites of food and when you add up all the pastas, cake, breads or whatever you’re making and demo’ing, it can add up to a lot of food. I didn’t know the small trash can on set was for me to spit my food into. I always ate everything AND I STILL DO. I just hate wasting anything.