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Eat, Sleep, Champagne, Repeat! Pop the Cork on Good Times.

From the Editor, Leigh O’Connor.

Last year on Melbourne Cup Day alone, Flemington race-goers consumed more than 46,500 bottles of Champagne – that’s popping a lot of corks!

This week we are delving into all things wine in the lead-up to the Cup and of course, Summer and the festive season are just around the corner.
Leading Australian Sommelier Louella Mathews gives up her top five tips for pairing food and wine to impress guests – did you know that red wine and cheese is a definite no-no?

Eat, Sleep, Champagne, Repeat! Pop the Cork on Good Times.
We also find out how renowned ALBA NOOSA  Chef Peter Kuruvita proposed to his wife of 28 years, Karen, and their secrets to keeping romance alive when you live and work together. Plus, just in time for National Men Make Dinner Day this Thursday, Peter shares his simple, easy, healthy and delicious devilled tuna recipe…you’re welcome!

World Vegan Day tomorrow gives us the opportunity to tell you how to include plant-based dishes in your Summer diet, as well as where to dine around the country at vegan restaurants and cafes – you may be surprised at the delicious dishes on offer that don’t contain meat.

This week’s Chef Chat is with Wild Swan at Mandoon Estate’s Anthony Power – the youngest of five children, the dinner table was the place where the family got together, sat, ate, talked and laughed. His Mum’s spag bol was the first dish he learnt to cook and all the family loved her Sunday roasts or cooking a BBQ with Dad in the backyard.
Eat, Sleep, Champagne, Repeat! Pop the Cork on Good Times.
We all know ‘There’s Always Room for Cheese’ – this book review pairs perfectly with popping the cork and we give you three delish recipes using burrata, Parmesan and green cheese to pimp up your next soirée; along with Laura Rancie’s review of Rumi: Food of Middle Eastern Appearance where Joseph Abboud shares and delights us with recipes and insightful stories into Australian-Middle Eastern food culture.

Plus we tell you where to brunch this weekend or indulge in a High Tea to remember…read on!

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