Smith volume eight is coming

Friday August 30, 2013

Bullfighting. Making salami in your garage. A classic heist involving 20 million dollars worth of maple syrup... 

Thirsty Thursday: Hendrick's Gin

Thursday August 29, 2013

More refreshing than beer, more complex than wine, more drinkable than whisky and packed with more personality than vodka – these are some mighty big calls, but if you've had the pleasure of sipping on Hendrick's gin lately, then you know all this to be true.

Storm in a Teacup

Friday August 23, 2013

Tea may have been around for 4000 years, but we’re only getting serious about it now. You just have to get past all the coffee shops taking up the prime real estate.

Beer awards are notoriously unpredictable. Most of the time, highly regarded beers rise to the top, but occasionally the odd surprise crops up...

We asked for you to enter your salami into the Melbourne Salami Festa competition a few weeks back. Well, the competition is only one part of this celebration of salami.

Cup O' Joe: Cup Coffee

Monday August 12, 2013

Specialty coffee might have found its spiritual home in Australia’s southeastern cities, but it’s getting a warm welcome all over the place. We spoke to James from Brisbane’s Cup Coffee about bringing the good stuff north.

Sunday Reading: ACQTASTE

Sunday August 11, 2013

Yes, Canadian title Acquired Taste magazine (ACQTASTE for short) is a food mag. But this isn't mindless food porn, it goes behind the apron, over the pass, even under the pots and pans to find food stories.

Once a year, the owners of Red Hil Brewery in Victoria delve into their past and put a selection of aged specials on offer for one weekend only.

Symbolic Language

Wednesday August 07, 2013

Symbols make language neater, they turn words into characters we can drop into writing like shorthand. Or they would... if it wasn’t for those meddling Gen Y kids turning them back into words again. This gets messy.

Thirsty Thursday: Monteith's

Thursday August 01, 2013

Winters get pretty fierce in New Zealand. Thankfully, local brewer Monteith's has a pair of winter beers – a Barrel Aged Porter and a Winter Ale – that go perfectly in front of an open fire with a Hobbit curled up under your feet.