I purchased Dani Valent’s “In The Mix” through my Thermomix consultant recently. One of my neighbours had told me about it – and I ordered it as soon as she mentioned it. She’s quite the foodie – I knew that the first time she came into my house and saw my Thermomix, looked at it longingly and said – – “Oh, you’ve got a Thermomix, I’m soooooo jealous!!”
I was not disappointed in the slightest when the book arrived – an amazing looking collection of recipes – and so beautifully photographed. Within an hour I had marked the pages of about 20 things I wanted to cook immediately, and there wasn’t really anything in there that I didn’t want to try. So, that got me to thinking – with a bit of spare time up my sleeve, why couldn’t I try to make them all?
In a rush of excitement, I emailed Dani and told her of my plan. Did I need her permission? Did she want me to mention her book? I was thrilled to receive a response within a few hours – even more impressive when Dani herself was on her way to France where “In The Mix” has been shortlisted in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards! You can join the Facebook page to hear the updates on that at:
So, what I plan to do is to make each of the recipes – not necessarily in order, and in no particular rush – and tell you how I found them to make, any tips or tricks I can think of to make the preparation easier or cleaner, and what the tasters thought of them.
April 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Great idea! I’ll be following your blog carefully. I’ve only made the Hollandaise from Dani’s book, so will be interested to know how her other recipes pan out.
April 10, 2012 at 10:16 am
I’m having so much fun with this book, it really has inspired me. I’ve had no failures so far, but I think that’s thermomix cooking! I just have to watch the calories – especially after the Chocolate Honey Truffles I made last week! Post on that coming soon!
May 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm
After going to Dani’s demo last weekend I’m very inspired. She mentioned your blog! What fun you must be having, I’ll be following with great interest.
May 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm
I am having an amazing amount of fun… but I think I’m getting a bit fatter, too!! I’m going to the class tomorrow in Melbourne – can’t wait!
Thanks for looking!! You can subscribe via email if you want, and then you’ll get an email version of my latest attempts.