364 episodes

Dirty Linen goes behind the scenes in restaurants, cafes and bars, covering issues the hospitality industry finds hard to share in public - it's all up for grabs and everything is on the table.

Your host is food journalist Dani Valent. For 20 years, Dani has been writing about restaurants and the people who give them life. But she's an outsider, a critic, a tourist, a fan. Despite hearing the stories and writing the tales, she's never really understood what happens behind the scenes. Now it's time to get stuck in, with compassion, humour and fearlessness.

Dirty Linen goes deep, both in conversations with individuals and in pressing topics. We ask the hard questions and discuss the big issues, bringing a unique perspective to a world that we all intersect with but often don't understand.

Dirty Linen is a Deep in the Weeds Production.

Dirty Linen - A Food Podcast with Dani Valent A Deep in the Weeds Production

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

Dirty Linen goes behind the scenes in restaurants, cafes and bars, covering issues the hospitality industry finds hard to share in public - it's all up for grabs and everything is on the table.

Your host is food journalist Dani Valent. For 20 years, Dani has been writing about restaurants and the people who give them life. But she's an outsider, a critic, a tourist, a fan. Despite hearing the stories and writing the tales, she's never really understood what happens behind the scenes. Now it's time to get stuck in, with compassion, humour and fearlessness.

Dirty Linen goes deep, both in conversations with individuals and in pressing topics. We ask the hard questions and discuss the big issues, bringing a unique perspective to a world that we all intersect with but often don't understand.

Dirty Linen is a Deep in the Weeds Production.

    Sreelekha Mekala (Chai 'n' Dosa) - pursuing a Dosa dream

    Sreelekha Mekala (Chai 'n' Dosa) - pursuing a Dosa dream

    Dirty Linen launches into 2022 season proper with Sreelekha Mekala from Chai 'n' Dosa, a food truck in Melbourne's Braybrook. Sree has an IT background but she's always wanted a south Indian food truck and in 2018 she pursued her dream, employing a multi-cultural girl squad to make it happen. We talk passion, commitment and mindset as she steers Chai 'n' Dosa to new successes.

    https://www.instagram.com/chai_n_dosa/?hl=en


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    • 40 min
    Harry Mangat (Biji Dining) - key meals

    Harry Mangat (Biji Dining) - key meals

    Summer rolls on in this chat with Indian chef Harry Mangat, whose Biji Dining experiences are popping up at Avani Wines on the Mornington Peninsula during summer 2022. Harry talks about a key meal at Quay, his mother's carrots, and his mother-in-law's Indonesian chicken.

    https://www.bijidining.com.au

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    • 14 min
    Dion Sanusi (Kata Kita) - an Indonesian flavour journey

    Dion Sanusi (Kata Kita) - an Indonesian flavour journey

    Dion Sanusi from Kata Kita takes us to Indonesia as part of Dirty Linen's Summer Series. He starts with a redolent rundown of some of the key building blocks of Indonesian cuisine before diving into some favourite dishes. See you on the street for some noodles!

    https://www.instagram.com/katakita.au/?hl=en

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    • 15 min
    Ian Henderson (Lirah Australian Vinegar) - values of vinegar

    Ian Henderson (Lirah Australian Vinegar) - values of vinegar

    What makes someone go into vinegar production? And what keeps them in love with their business every single day? We talk to Ian Henderson, owner of Australian Vinegar and the artisan Lirah brand. Ian shares his extraordinary foundation story, the values that power his business and the reasons we should all be using and enjoying more vinegar.

    https://lirah.com.au

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    • 28 min
    Jeff Brady - three memorable meals

    Jeff Brady - three memorable meals

    Restaurants would be nothing without their diners and there are few diners as committed and keen as Melbourne vet Jeff Brady. Asking Jeff to choose just three memorable meals seemed very mean but he came through with the goods, travelling through the decades and the continents in the latest instalment of Dirty Linen's Summer Series.

    https://www.instagram.com/thermomixeroz/?hl=en

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    • 16 min
    Jake Reeder - extreme food fan

    Jake Reeder - extreme food fan

    We continue talking key food moments in Dirty Linen's Summer Series. Today's guest is videographer and extreme food fan Jake Reeder who expounds on his love of creative wine matches, glorious coffee geekery, the place of reverence in the restaurant experience and the joys of return visits.

    https://jakereeder.com

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Diana9298 ,

Thank you

I really have loved your podcasts though out these times of lockdown. You always bring such an interesting aspect to the chats. Thank you.
Diana

surrealiste ,

The soundtrack to Mis en place to

Always listen to Dani’s podcast while setting up your restaurant for dinner service . A true honest voice for us . Thank you Dani 🙏🏻

agentalf ,

Considered, Thought Provoking, Therapeutic

Dani has been a huge support to hospo I’m so many ways.

In these podcasts I’ve learnt and enjoyed so many of the episodes.

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