With thanks to… Jude Love
Dani Valent would not be possible without the help of friends and collaborators.
I love supporting Australian designers and producers. Check each recipe page for clothing and other credits.
Love my logo? Me too. It’s by the clever and creative designer Judith Love.
Another favourite Melbourne label, it’s always a pleasure to wear Obus in my videos and TV appearances.
Amanda’s clothes are great. I love wearing them in my videos and I wore an amazing navy ribbon dress of hers at my launch party for the website.
I’ve only come across this Melbourne label recently but I love their cleverly constructed and colourful pieces with a little bit of flounce.
Shelley Panton is a mate from my ace Recipe Club. She’s a potter and retailer with a gorgeous eye. I love using her own tableware and items she stocks in her store.
My brother Ariel is a musician. One night we recorded sounds of the Thermomix and he magicked them into my theme music. I love it!
Food stylist with the most-est, Caroline Velik is my go-to person for look and feel.
Glenn Tebble’s earthy tableware is striking and tactile. I use it at home and I love to use it in my videos.
Melbourne label Gorman engages in great designer collaborations to create strong, upbeat prints with nature themes.
I met Tiffany Treloar at pre-natal yoga! I love her strong, individual prints and designs, some of them based on photography from her daughters and husband Richard Cornish. Richard is a fellow food writer and ace bloke.
Arwen is a Tasmanian Thermomix consultant, keen cook and budding food photographer/stylist. She’s helped me with recipe testing along the way.
No-one but no-one does a wrap dress like this Melbourne designer; I love the prints, the lady-friendly shapes and the wearable materials.
I first wore Elk when doing cooking classes a few years ago and people always commented on the striking designs and woman-friendly cuts. Every Melbourne-designed range just seems to get better and more covetable.
I met make-up artist Kerrie Stanley through my appearances on ABC TV. I turn up early and bed-rumpled and she makes me look presentable. She (and her partner Lexi) are a key part of my video production team. Thanks Kez! She is also a milliner so check her out for your racing outfits!
Louise Weigall from Style with Substance is my stylist. She’s sourced clothes from many of the labels featured on this page and is calm, canny and perceptive.
This is the production company of my director John Tummino, a super nice guy who isn’t just in it because the crew gets to eat the food after we film it.
My favourite butcher is at Prahran Market. His organic meat is so good and the customer service is exemplary: nothing is too much trouble, even cutting lamb hearts into minute cubes for my fussy cat.
Joseph Vargetto’s city restaurant is called Massi and I owe him a big thank you for hosting my launch party for the site. Thanks, Joe! Oh, and check out his great videos on the site too!
I love Sarah’s simple but striking jewellery.
Mesop’s modern classics are already a pleasure to wear, but it’s even more enjoyable when you know that this Melbourne label focuses as much on sustainability as sleek lines.
It was a treat to wear some outfits by Melbourne designer Megan Park. Her clothes are delicate and feminine and gorgeous.
Sharina was my assistant when we launched the site and nothing would have happened without her.