Entertaining with Dani Valent (2017)
The aim of this book is simple but exciting: it’s to make it easy, fun, satisfying and – of course! – delicious to entertain at home.
The book is packed full of delicious recipes packaged into themed menus, allowing all cooks to gracefully create stunning dinner parties, celebrations and occasions.
I’ve crafted these 13 menus by cuisine and occasion. They’re inspired by years of work as a travel writer, food writer, cook and seriously dedicated eater, all around the world! Some menus are gleaned from my travels, taking regional classics and reworking them for home cooks with a Thermomix. Others are inspired by chefs’ creations I’ve encountered along the way. All are achievable, and form part of my sneaky campaign to prove that we can all cook like great chefs because we’ve got a Thermomix and the recipes to show the way.
I also love sharing recipes, tips and inspiration at my fun, tasty cooking classes. Find out what’s coming up.
In the Mix: Great Thermomix Recipes (2011)
Dishes from my first book include George Calombaris’ Pumpkin Soup with Virtual Bacon Dust, an extraordinary Kirsch Ganache from James “Jocky” Petrie (previously at The Fat Duck) and Cath Claringbold’s delicious Chicken Tagine with Harissa and Cous Cous. The book also includes my all-time favourite Spaghetti Bolognese and a Beef Stir-Fry that has revolutionised meat cooking in the Thermomix for thousands of people.
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In the Mix 2: More Great Thermomix Recipes (2013)
My second book includes many of my favourite contributors from the first book, as well as an amazing array of world-famous new chefs including Spain’s Elena Arzak, Italy’s Massimo Bottura and Germany’s Nils Henkel. A dish from the UK’s Gary Foulkes stars on the cover: it’s a stunning Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Bavarois with Pickled Radish Jelly – everyone who makes it loves it!
Top chefs Ben Shewry, Mark Best, Peter Gilmore and Darren Purchese are among the Australian chefs who have shared recipes. I’ve tested and, when necessary, adapted every dish for home cooks.
Sadly, this is book is out of print.