Taste Of Melbourne's 10th birthday celebrations kick off on Nov 30, with Victoria's best chefs descending on Yarra Park for the huge food festival.
Tinnies are back: No longer limited to general domestic beer, cans have caught the eye of craft brewers. Faster to chill, easier to recycle and ship, tins have a slew of advantages for both you and the brewer.
The sparkling Spanish wine Cava gets none of the accolades of Champagne, nor processo's level of fame, but it should. Incredibly food-friendly and diverse in styles, Cava is perfect for Aussie summers.
Wine snobs, take note: Beer matching is on the rise. The complexity of beer and the sheer number of styles now available in most bottle shops means beer can be matched with even the unlikeliest of meals.
Can't make it trackside? Plenty of Melbourne institutions offer day-long celebrations and afterparties to cure any sense of FOMO.
A new generation of Australian knife makers are carving out a niche for bespoke kitchen essentials.