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11 delicious no-cook plates to bring to a party

It’s on. That party, the picnic, that “we have to catch up” get together. Yes, you’re looking forward to it – except for one thing. There’s that scary question you have to ask: “What can I bring?” There’s a danger that they won’t say, “Bring a few beers or some wine.” What if they say, “Oh, just a little plate of something”? You barely have time to get dressed let alone whip up a pavlova. But it doesn’t need to be a major stress. Bring-a-plate success is as easy as smart shopping and these summery no-cook solutions that will ensure you’re invited back.

Talking making & growing food from scratch on ABC Afternoons

I love dropping into 774 ABC Melbourne to chat to Clare Bowditch about food. This week we talked growing and making food from scratch. Clare was under the misapprehension that I was going to shower her audience with gardening tips. I had to dispel that rumour pretty fast and come clean about my very, very pale green thumb.

Chatting The World’s Best Restaurant – Osteria Francescana on 3AW’s A Moveable Feast

I love chatting with Kate Stevenson and Ross Stevenson on 3AW's A Moveable Feast radio show. Last weekend I went in to discuss the annual list, World's 50 Best Restaurants and my 2015 experience ...

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 and everything in between.

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