About Dani – Dani Valent
About Dani2023-04-14T15:59:36+10:00
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One of Australia’s most respected and prolific food journalists, Dani Valent works across digital, print, video, audio and events to share news, insights and stories from restaurants, cafes, producers and purveyors.

“We gather around food, obsess about food, enter ecstasy through food, lament the lack of access to good food.

It’s everything: fundamental and fraught, a site of joy and conflict, rich in stories and – crucially – opportunities to make the world better.”

Dani Valent

Dani Valent MC Woodlea Flavour Fest
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Food is the ultimate connector

From her very first hours as a food writer – on assignment in Istanbul for Lonely Planet – she realised food is a daily essential that intersects with every aspect of our lives: land and water, social justice, the so-called economy, the ways our cities and towns are structured, how strong and nourished and happy we feel.


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