Dani Valent – Writer. Eater. Traveller. Cook.
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One of Australia’s most respected and prolific food journalists, Dani Valent works across digital, print, video, audio and events.

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Dani Valent is an accomplished journalist and author. She is the longstanding restaurant critic for the Sunday Age, an author of award-winning cookbooks, and a freelance journalist across numerous topics. She was named a legend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in 2021 for her work as a food communicator.

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A savvy and strategic consultant, Dani has a unique perspective on the world of food. Whether you’re looking to refine a business concept, bounce around ideas for a refreshed venture, or need an exceptional copywriter who simply gets it, Dani has the skills and acuity to assist.

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Dani Valent can deliver speeches facilitate meaningful conversations and host food tours and experiences. She is a regular commentator on radio and TV, able to speak on hospitality industry issues and food trends

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Using skills developed in journalism over two decades, Dani Valent is now a podcaster of rare facility and empathy.

Her podcast ‘Dirty Linen’ airs untold stories of the food world.

Dani also co-hosts ‘The Producers’ podcast, shining a light on farmers, growers and makers.

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Dani is the author of three cookbooks with a focus on Thermomix. She also developed an outstanding recipe and video library. Many of these recipes are available for free and further content is exclusive to members.

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Stay in touch. Dani’s newsletters are full of food news, recipes, offers and events. If it’s tasty, she’ll share it.

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