Every couple of weeks, I drop into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about what I've been eating, cooking and learning. This time, host Richelle Hunt and I chatted about food safety, including the relish that was recently named food poisoning culprit at a swanky lunch. We also heard from a food safety expert about fermenting at home, and I gave a rundown on the EU's requests that Australian producers use different names for products including feta. Can you think of an alternative name for this popular cheese?
Every few weeks, I drop into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about what I've been eating, cooking and learning. This time, host Dilruk Jayasinha and I chatted about the upcoming World Chocolate Day. The only thing that confuses me about a Chocolate Day is that it suggests that some days are NOT chocolate day. What kind of world do we live in?!
Every few weeks, I drop into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about what I've been eating, cooking and learning. This time, is was truffles and delicious DIY projects - the joys and perils of making food from scratch.
Flights to Italy are expensive, plus there's so much to see, do and – most importantly – eat when you get there. Luckily, Giro d'Italia, a new restaurant in the old 38 Chairs (and Paragon Cafe) premises puts a grand tour within reach of hungry but time-and-Euro-poor diners.
While the quality of Australia’s coffee has skyrocketed in the past 20 years, what we pay for it hasn’t. Our $4 lattes are leaving producers struggling – and prices may have to soar. I wrote a feature article on the coffee industry for Good Weekend magazine's Food Issue, and spoke about the story on Nine's Today show.
I love dropping into ABC Radio Melbourne to chat about what I've been eating, cooking and learning. This time, I came in to talk about low-carb ideas, cheat day wins and desserts with funny names. This is a very fun and light-hearted chat with comedian Dilruk Jayasinha.
Eating pasta is my favourite pastime but simply eating it means not gleaning every morsel of joy from the experience. Knowing the backstory enriches a meal, like an egg yolk spilling from raviolo. Lello, a smart city restaurant specialising in housemade pasta, delivers tagliatelle tales and fettuccine fables, elevating delicious pasta into culinary storytime.
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 membership is a gift that will bring joy and inspiration for a whole year.