Ingredients | Dani Valent

Ingredients

Ingredients2018-10-09T13:32:38+00:00

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Good food relies on great ingredients and the more we know about our ingredients the better equipped we are as cooks. I’m passionate about learning more and sharing what I learn. Dive in here to understand more about ingredients: where they come from, what their special qualities are and, crucially, how to use them.  I find that the more I know about an ingredient, the better equipped I am to get the most from them. It allows me to be nimble, to improvise and to cook more delicious food.

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VEGETABLES & PLANT PRODUCTS

Matcha Green Tea

Matcha is an ingredient that’s popped up a lot recently: we’re seeing it in tea shops, patisseries and Japanese stores, turning everything it touches a cheery and vibrant shade of green. I’ve got plenty more to share with you about Matcha over here.

Potato

There are a lot of potatoes out there and it can be confusing to know which ones are best for all the different things you can do with them. I thought it was a good idea to ask an expert which potatoes work in what circumstances… listen here.

Saffron

Saffron is one of those mystical, almost mythical ingredients, a prestige product that lends an exotic note to sweet and savoury dishes. But what is it, why is it so expensive and how do you use it anyway? Oh, and what do monkeys have to do with anything? Read on…

MEAT & POULTRY

Beef

When I first started cooking with Thermomix, I didn’t dive straight into cooking beef, or meat at all. In fact, it took me a while to work out the best ways to do it. Once I did, I’ve fallen in love… read more

Lamb

Once you’ve learnt more about lamb, you’ll want some recipes, am I right? Got you covered! Check out these delicious lamb recipes.

Chicken

Chicken is such a frequent addition to our weekly meal roster, loved for its versatility, nutritional qualities and ease of preparation. Learn more about this ubiquitous meat, including how to carve it.

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