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Give your lunch break new meaning with Golden Pig’s gourmet lunch boxes
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Give your lunch break new meaning with Golden Pig’s gourmet lunch boxes

Ensuring you are prepped and ready for the workweek ahead can be a chore. Pre-cooking your meals, washing, drying and ironing your clothes, and taking care of any and all life admin eats up a big chunk of your weekend. Golden Pig Food & Wine School has unveiled a new concept that can make your workweek a little bit easier. A range of gourmet lunch boxes is now available for those that find it hard to pre-prepare healthy lunches on a regular basis or simply want someone else to handle the cooking for a spell. more

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Forget Goon of Fortune – wine in a bag goes classy with Tote Wines
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Forget Goon of Fortune – wine in a bag goes classy with Tote Wines

It’s almost a rite of passage for any newly 18-year old Australian to encounter the likes of Golden Oak Fruity Lexia or Sovereign Point. We quickly move on from cask wine as we progress through life, but wine in a bag is about to make a comeback in a big way. Tote Wines is bringing some sophistication to the table with a range of premium drops in a special 1.5 litre pouch. Ditch the cardbordeaux – Barossa Valley’s finest is now available in bag form. Just don’t think about pinning it to the Hills Hoist. more

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Tastes like love – Rainbow Beer launch a bold campaign for marriage equality
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Tastes like love – Rainbow Beer launch a bold campaign for marriage equality

Since 2011, the gang from Rainbow has been making our lives that much sweeter by providing us with delicious beer on tap exclusively at West End bar The End. Turns out that Rainbow is not content with just making a killer brew – in a move that’s in very good taste indeed, the company has come forward loud and proud in support of marriage equality. This isn’t just a token gesture – as of today, Rainbow has kicked off an incredible campaign that aims to spread the message of love to bars and homes all around Australia. more

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The Weekend Series: scrap your bad habits – five ways to reduce kitchen waste
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The Weekend Series: scrap your bad habits – five ways to reduce kitchen waste

When cooking at home, making a mess is pretty much a part of the deal. You can’t make a decent meal without ending up with a few scraps, right? Well, those scraps that you typically throw away can actually be useful for your next cook up. The latest trend in cooking is reusing kitchen waste in innovative and delicious ways. With some of the world’s best restaurants making the move towards waste-free operation, there’s no excuse for throwing away perfectly good ingredients. If you have been feeling a little bit guilty for throwing away a good portion of your groceries each week, then read on. more

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The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar
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The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar

Your pits are sweaty, willpower weak, breathing is heavy, there's a rumble in your belly already, you’re craving spaghetti. You go home and find your laptop, open an incognito window and start cruising for some salivation-inducing videos in an attempt to sate your voracious appetite. Videos of melting cheese fill the screen, images of full doughnuts oozing gooey Nutella, pastries are pulled apart, burgers are piled high, ingredients are stuffed into other ingredients and the meat – oh, the meat! There’s nothing wrong with looking at a little bit of food porn – everyone does it. We’ve picked some particularly steamy food porn videos to ogle – just make sure no one else is around before you click play. more

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The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger
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The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger

Forget My Kitchen Rules, Huey’s Cooking Adventures and Ready Steady Cook – when we refer to food shows we’re talking about the cream of the crop. When we sit down to watch chefs at play, we not only want insights into the world of fine dining – we want food porn of epic proportions. We want to drool. Thankfully there are a bunch of shows out there that can cater to our insatiable food lust. Sit back, relax and take in the culinary beauty that these shows have to offer. more


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The Weekend Series: yes way rosé – five bottles for under $25
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The Weekend Series: yes way rosé – five bottles for under $25

We don’t mean to harp on about rosé (just kidding – we do, it's awesome), but with the weather being as warm as it is we think it’s vitally important that everyone knows that rosé is the best drink to unwind with this summer. While there is something special about sipping some fine wine at any of Brisbane’s hippest haunts, it’s hard to beat cracking a bottle at a dinner party or summer barbecue. We’ve taken the liberty of picking five delectable rosés that you can grab for a song at your local bottle-o. more

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Sharpen your fangs for the arrival of Carnivore Club’s meaty morsels
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Sharpen your fangs for the arrival of Carnivore Club’s meaty morsels

Warning to all vegetarians and vegans – this story isn’t for you. If you are a red-blooded meat eater then you are the one we want to talk to. The Carnivore Club celebrates everything meaty by sending out subscription boxes filled to the brim with salivation-inducing meats. After conquering the tastebuds of the USA, UK and Canada, the Carnivore Club is now sinking its incisors into Australia with its imminent launch. more

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The Weekend Series: acquire a taste for Australian small-batch gin
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The Weekend Series: acquire a taste for Australian small-batch gin

From microbrewery beer and cider to organic artisan wines, the focus on small, quality-centred production runs of liquor has now extended to niche gin distilleries. Employing the vision of drink better, not more, Australians are becoming more conscious of where not only their produce comes from, but their Friday evening tipple as well – birthing a new generation of local gin distillers. Stepping aside from the time-honoured confines of the British dry gin method, these modern makers of the clear liquor are using native Australian botanicals to infuse their gins with a point of difference. We’ve tracked down several local brands championing the modern Australian gin trade. more

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Taste Burleigh in a bottle with Twisted Palm beer
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Taste Burleigh in a bottle with Twisted Palm beer

Hot summer days and ice-cold beer go together like peas and carrots – the satisfaction of sipping a frothie in the sun is truly second to none. The beer-brained legends at Burleigh Brewing Co have whipped up a fresh as heck new brew just in time for the warmer months – welcome Twisted Palm to the family. more

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Le Dîner en Blanc reveals its food hampers and drink options for 2016
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Le Dîner en Blanc reveals its food hampers and drink options for 2016

You’ve bought your ticket and you’ve picked your outfit – now it’s time for the final countdown until Le Dîner en Blanc on Saturday October 22. To amp up your excitement (and hunger levels) Le Dîner en Blanc has revealed its hamper options for those of you who are keen to leave the nosh preparation up to someone else. Be sure to remember to pack a bib – we wouldn’t want you to spill on your crisp whites once you tuck in. more

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Sip on some finely distilled spirits from Melbourne Moonshine
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Sip on some finely distilled spirits from Melbourne Moonshine

The tales of prohibition-era bootleggers and moonshine distillers are things of legend, but the art of making moonshine hasn’t disappeared into antiquity – it’s only becoming more refined and professional (if you can believe it). Melbourne Moonshine crafts and distils a clear spirit that will put hair on your chest, but won’t send you blind. more

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The Weekend Series: from haloumi chips to black ice-cream – our food trend predictions for 2017
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The Weekend Series: from haloumi chips to black ice-cream – our food trend predictions for 2017

Okay, yes, 2016 isn’t over for at least three months, but what’s the harm in looking ahead? Food rules everything around us, so we are extremely excited for what the new year can bring. From haloumi chips to up-and-coming cuisines, 2017 is going to be a great year for our stomachs. Here are some of our food predictions to keep an eye out for over the next 12 months. more

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Get crafty with your drinks selection with Beer Days
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Get crafty with your drinks selection with Beer Days

Ever tried a tasty beverage at your local or had one recommended by a friend only to find that your closest bottle-o doesn’t stock it? If your tastes have expanded beyond the usual retail selection, link up with Beer Days to get the best brews delivered to your door in time for the next weekend barbecue. more

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It doesn’t get better than paddock-to-plate pork from Pigs Run Wild
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It doesn’t get better than paddock-to-plate pork from Pigs Run Wild

Most meat eaters have a strong affinity for pork. Bacon, ham, sausages, chops – is there anything pork can’t be? Despite its popularity, there is still a huge gap in the market for free-range pork – that is until Pigs Run Wild filled it. This Byron Bay and Ballina-based business works directly with farm partners to grow and distribute amazing fresh pork and chemical free small goods along the east coast. more