I launched DANIVALENT.COM almost two years ago with 20 videos and a vision: to create a Thermomix cooking school that was available 24-7, always there to guide, instruct, inspire and entertain. Every week I've added to the library, building my Thermo channel and, hopefully, leading people (YOU!) to great food experiences! I can't believe I've hit this 150 video milestone
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.
Master butcher Gary McBean helps us get a fork around pork in this informative 'meat chat'. Learn what to do which which part of the pig and how to get the best crackling
Are you sceptical about steaming meat? I was. But once I got my head around it, I realised that the right recipes mean magical meaty meals, with the added bonus of making more use of your Thermomix's Varoma steaming attachment
The process of turning cocoa beans into delicious chocolate is a process that's rarely seen so I was thrilled to take a tour at Ratio Cocoa Roasters to uncover the whole process
I love Farmers' Markets for the beautiful fresh produce and the direct contact with the folks who've grown the stuff. Here I am at St Kilda Farmers' Market geeking out on Jonella Farm's baby corn
While we had a cake in the oven I grabbed the lovely Sophia from Thermomix Baking Blogger for a chat about sourdough, a topic that's close to both of our hearts, but can seem very spooky and mysterious if you've never encountered it before.
Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is one of the world's great annual celebrations. How big? Well, in China people are expected to take around three billion journeys as they travel to join family for festivities. The shebang begins on Thursday February 15, with the Year of the Dog starting the following day, and celebrations continuing for 23 days. Special 'lucky' foods are eaten during this period, sometimes because of their colour (red is lucky) and often because their name is a homonym for words such as 'luck', 'prosperity', 'wealth'.