Actually, you can entertain! I love taking the stress out of entertaining at home by giving you great recipes, planning tips and party strategies to ensure having people over is fun and achievable. I’ve even dedicated a whole book to the topic! Entertaining with Dani Valent includes 13 menus themed by cuisine and occasion: cook a whole chapter, mix and match, just get stuck in! And be sure you check out my chapter hubs below for styling tips, music playlists, ingredient backgrounders and extra recipes. My In the Mix cookbooks are also packed with great dinner party recipes – see more about all my books here.
I’ve written a handy primer on throwing a stress-free gathering – my checklist below has the basic lowdown. Doesn’t sound too hard, does it?
So – why Entertaining?
I believe eating in is the new eating out. Yes, we’ll always love cafes and restaurants but I believe it’s time for a resurgence of the dinner party.
Eating at home is more relaxing, cheaper and a pathway to creating happy memories and stronger connections with friends and family.
With my recipes, tips and guiding hand, there’s no reason not to set a date, choose a theme and gather the gang. I can’t wait to see what you make! Let me know so I can share in your fun and joy. Please tag your Instagram pics #ewdv and tag me on Facebook @danivalentcooking.
COOK THE BOOK!
Learn more about the book at the Thermomix hub where there’s a hosting guide from me and a fun quiz to help you decide which menu is right for you.