Dani Valent fell in love with the Thermomix kitchen machine almost a decade ago while researching a story about chefs and the gadget they wanted next. This word ‘Thermomix’ kept coming up…
Dani’s hunger for great Thermomix recipes had led her to write three Thermomix cookbooks and create a website of Thermomix cooking videos to inspire and encourage.
In the Mix: Great Thermomix Recipes (2011) and In the Mix 2: More Great Thermomix Recipes (2013) are beautiful cookbooks which enable Thermomix owners to take their cooking to new and exciting places. They feature recipes from some of the world’s best chefs as well as Dani’s family favourites. Both books have been winners at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. In 2017, Dani’s third cookbook Entertaining with Dani Valent was launched. It’s a Thermomix in Australia publication and also comes with a recipe chip. Entertaining is a book of 13 menus to make it easy, fun and joyful to have people over. See more here.
Dani Valent Cooking is a subscription website for Thermomix cooking videos. Come and have a look! Sign up to danivalentcooking.com for recipes cooked by Dani at home and by chefs sharing their Thermo-secrets.
Dishes from Dani’s first book include George Calombaris’ pumpkin soup with virtual bacon dust, an extraordinary kirsch ganache from James “Jocky” Petrie (previously at The Fat Duck and Cath Claringbold’s delicious chicken tagine with harissa and cous cous.
In the Mix 2 features many of Dani’s favourite contributors from the first book, as well as an amazing array of new chefs including Spain’s Elena Arzak, Italy’s Massimo Bottura and Germany’s Nils Henkel. The UK’s Gary Foulkes dish, a stunning Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Bavarois with Pickled Radish Jelly, features on the cover of the book. Top chefs Ben Shewry, Mark Best, Peter Gilmore and Darren Purchese are among the Australian chefs who have shared recipes. Dani has tested and, when necessary, adapted every dish for home cooks.
In Melbourne, the In the Mix books are also available from Books for Cooks and Essential Ingredient. In Brisbane, they’re at Scrumptious Reads. They can also be purchased from Thermomix consultants. If you don’t have a Thermomix these may be the books to tip you across the line.
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