Perfect Cheesecake’s Secret Ingredient

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix | 4 Comments
Perfect Cheesecake’s Secret Ingredient

It’s not easy eating cheesecake on camera, especially when it’s the best cheesecake you’ve ever eaten. What you really need is some private time to compute the fluffy cloud of dairy joy that has suddenly consumed your senses. What’s not necessary is a lens pointed at your mouth, capturing the moment of messy transcendence. You […]

Toast on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Toast on ABC Afternoons

Every few weeks I visit the lovely Clare Bowditch at 774 ABC Melbourne to talk food. This week we discussed the controversial and emotionally charged topic of toast. Are you a butter or no-butter person? Salted or unsalted? Mid-tan or light golden? Day-old bread or fresh bread? Should a cafe add butter or let you do it yourself? These were the […]

How to cook up a book

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix, Thermomix news | No Comments
How to cook up a book

As I’m in the middle of shooting my third cookbook, it reminded me of this article I wrote two years ago when my second book was released… Photo shoot prep time. Photo: Lavinia Clarke Creating my second cookbook was really hard work, especially for my neighbours, who received text messages such as ”Vodka cocktail testing now – […]

Chatting Food Styling on ABC News Breakfast

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting Food Styling on ABC News Breakfast

Chatting Food Styling on ABC News Breakfast on June 28, 2016. Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time it was to chat about the ‘dark art’ and mysteries of food styling, something which is on my mind right now because I’m shooting my next cookbook. […]

My Vegetarian Daughter’s Quick Sustaining Dinner

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
My Vegetarian Daughter’s Quick Sustaining Dinner

I came up with this when Ruth, my 12-year-old vegetarian daughter, had a sausage sizzle after her soccer practice one day recently. Well, she doesn’t eat sausages, so I sent her along with a tub of this quick, sustaining dinner. She liked it so much she had it for her school lunch the next day, […]

Introducing Dani Valent Cooking!

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix news | No Comments
Introducing Dani Valent Cooking!

I’m so excited to announce my new Dani Valent Cooking website has arrived! Dani Valent Cooking is a mixture of my dishes, including some from my In the Mix cookbooks, plus videos with some of my favourite Thermomix cooks and chefs. There’s homely stuff, cheffy stuff and everything in between. I’ve shared 20 cooking videos to […]

Dani Valent Cooking website launching June 9!

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Blog, News, Thermomix, Thermomix news | No Comments
Dani Valent Cooking website launching June 9!

I’m so excited to announce the launch date for my new website is June 9 – woohoo! I can’t wait to share it with you. Dani Valent Cooking is a mixture of my dishes, including some from my In the Mix cookbooks, plus videos with some of my favourite Thermomix cooks and chefs. There’s homely stuff, cheffy stuff […]