You know the Thermomix is actually a cocktail machine don't you? Yeah, we make food but how about the drinks?! With the cocktail recipes at Dani Valent your anytime party, hen's night or New Year's Eve is sorted.
Taking the plunge: Dani Valent. Photo: Simon Schluter I run so I can eat but this time I ran so that others could eat a ...
What do you know about Andorra? This Pyrenean principality, wedged between France and Spain, is 500 square kilometres of ski-fields, hiking trails and swank duty-free shops. It's small but not quite as petite as Little Andorra, a Carlton North principality ruled by wine, welcome and a fondness for European obscurities of the drinkable kind.
Wobble, wobble. Wobble, wobble. That's not (just) my booty as I depart Boosa after a bountiful brunch. It's the compelling jiggle of the malabi, a pudding that sways like a tipsy sentinel above granola-strewn plains.
I’m thrilled to share an interview with leading US chef Grant Achatz. His Chicago restaurant Alinea is at the forefront of modern cuisine, largely because Grant never stops asking ‘why?’ He’s the ultimate culinary provocateur, questioning every aspect of dining. Why do we need to eat from plates? Why can’t food float? Can I make a stew that’s ice cold and boiling at the same time? His endless questing has led to some of the most mind-bending meals ever served.
It’s been so exciting and satisfying to share recipes, videos and behind-the-scenes access to chefs and, more than anything, to build a community of inspired Thermomix cooks. Thank you for your support and for welcoming me into your kitchens – my biggest thrill is hearing how much you enjoy the recipes and videos.
I look forward to cold weather for many reasons. I love winter clothes: pulling out my stockings, knits, scarves and layers is like reconnecting with old friends. I like the way that winter gives us permission to hibernate. Short days and icy weather make snuggling at home seem absolutely sensible. And, above all, I love winter food: succulent, warming, sticky and nourishing. As well as simple, slow-cooked comfort food, I also try to up my intake of leafy greens. Smoothies make that so easy.
I just want to tell you how much I absolutely love your videos! Watching you explain and present dishes to us always excites me and you do an amazing job … thank you! I love that through doing what you do, you encourage all of us in our cooking “adventures”. Gina
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to mean burnt toast in bed and bad soap from school stalls. If you are a mum, you can steer the family towards these menu suggestions, and if you have a mum, please enjoy these suggestions for Mum-friendly Thermomix dishes and tasty gifts that keep on giving. Of course, a Dani Valent Cooking subscription is a gift that will bring joy and inspiration for a whole year.
The diary-clogging confluence of the World’s 50 Best, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Tasmania’s Great Chefs series left restaurant obsessives and chef-watchers buzzing, tired and grateful for elasticised waistbands.
Life is busy and schedules are jammed. You’re tired and the kids seem genetically unable to tidy up (or is that just mine?). It’s all too easy to decide you can’t possibly have people over for a meal. But think a moment. Happy memories and strong relationships are forged when you gather with friends and loved ones and allow time to enjoy one another’s company. It’s important to carve out time for these occasions.
Many times I have dreamed my way to Paris and a long lunch at Alain Passard‘s Arpège. I’ve dreamt of my table in his elegant restaurant, and my time in a dining room that glows as the Parisian afternoon peeps through the windows, gleaming softer and softer as the hours pass.
My home town of Melbourne is always a good place if you love food, wine, chefs and restaurants. But April 2017 was an absolute foodie frenzy! The World's 50 ...
Just had to let you know how successful my dinner party was the other night. I served the Boeuf A La Ficelle and the Basque Cheesecake. Both ...