Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Blog, News | One Comment
Chatting soup on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about food with Clare Bowditch and her lovely talkback audience. This time we discussed soup, a very important topic as winter starts to grip. As part of my diligent research I even got a terrible cold just to check if soup really does cure winter’s ills. And guess […]

Chatting apples on ABC Afternoons

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog, News | No Comments
Chatting apples on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. But Clare was on holidays so this time, I chatted to David Astle about all things apples. David is an amazing wordsmith and crossword creator, among many other talents. When I go camping in summer, my camp buddies and I have fun tackling cryptic crosswords […]

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 […]

Wicked Chocolate Festival @ Prahran Market

Posted on May 7, 2016 in | No Comments

I’m a regular shopper at Prahran Market so I was thrilled when they asked me to host free chocolate cooking demos at the market’s first ever Wicked Chocolate Festival. (Psst, I’m going to sneak in a Thermomix demo of my own!) The festival is the brainchild of Prahran Market’s resident chocolatier Tad Lombardo. Check out his stall […]

Ten steps towards greener cooking and eating

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog, News, Recipes | No Comments
Ten steps towards greener cooking and eating

Photo: Edwina Pickles We all know there’s a lot we could and should be doing to be more sustainable eaters, but it’s hard to know what really makes a difference and it can be overwhelming to sift through the flood of information. Let’s not be hamstrung. Small steps can lead to large transformations as much […]

Delicious Stories with Alice in Frames & Dani Valent @ Stonnington Literary Festival

Posted on Nov 20, 2015 in | No Comments

I love teaming up with one of my favourite peeps, Alice Zaslavsky aka Alice in Frames, author of Alice’s Food A-Z and host of popular kids’ TV show Kitchen Whiz. Alice is also Prahran Market’s official ‘edible adventurer’ and that’s where we’ll be hanging out for this event. I’m cooking seasonal recipes and sharing the stories behind them […]

Recipe Club

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Blog, Recipe Club, Thermomix | No Comments
Recipe Club

                  Recipe club is go! We ate Turkish bread, pistachio duke and last year’s green olives from our tree. This year I’ve been part of a recipe club and I am loving it. Every two months, we meet at someone’s house for a bring-a-plate foodie fiesta. There […]