Writing

Writing

Dani Valent is a freelance journalist, writing mostly for The Age in Melbourne. She has profiled chefs including Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White, Ben Shewry, George Calombaris and Shannon Bennett, as well as other prominent people including Julia Gillard. She is also the author of two award-winning Thermomix cookbooks.

Restaurant reviews

Restaurant reviews

Dani has been writing about restaurants since 1999. Her review column, The Serve, has appeared weekly in the Sunday Age since 2006. When assessing a restaurant, she always asks what it's trying to do. "There's no point slamming a dumpling house for its lack of tablecloths," she says.

Cookbook

Cookbook

Dani Valent is the author of two award-winning Thermomix cookbooks. In the Mix: Great Thermomix Recipes and In the Mix 2: More Great Thermomix Recipes feature recipes from great chefs around the world, as well as Dani's own family favourites.

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Thermomix

Thermomix

"I'm an out-and-proud Thermomix freak," says Dani. "I've written cookbooks featuring recipes from great chefs around the world and I run Thermomix Restaurant Club in top restaurants around Australia. Diners enjoy a Thermo-cooked dinner, the opportunity to meet the chefs, hang out with me, and go home with exclusive recipes. It’s always a fun night!" Next stop: Sydney.