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CREATE THE PERFECT COCKTAIL FOR CHRISTMAS

Cocktail connoisseur and owner of Morris Jones Bar and Restaurant, Hayden Burbank, has shared his festive beverages…look out! Egg nog be gone…  Amelia Ingredients 45ml Eristof Vodka 15ml St Germain Elderflower 30ml Blueberry Puree 20ml Lemon Juice 30ml Apple Juice 15ml Simple Syrup 8 mint leaves 3dsh Regans Bitters Method 1. Shake all components 2. Fine strain into chilled glass Glass Large Martini Garnish Singapore Orchid                     Lychee Martini Ingredients 30ml Eristof Vodka 30ml Soho Lychee 3

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TRUCK STOP

The rise of the food truckie gang roaming our city’s streets is still on its way up. New additions to the street food scene are taking Australia’s cities by storm; all you have to do is check Facebook and Twitter and, if you’re lucky, a truck will set up shop near you come lunch or dinner time. Here are some of our favourite food trucks. Melbourne Dhaba Curry Truck: Feel like a steaming plate of hot curry and rice? Dhaba Curry Truck hits the spot with its offerings of Indian street food. Some of our favourites include the Papadi Chaat, a vegetarian-friendly chickpea curry served with crispy crackers to scoop up the good stuff. Non-v

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WHIP UP THE PERFECT SCRAMBLE @ HOME

Why leave the house for Sunday morning brunch when you can create the perfect scrambled egg on toast without getting dressed. Forget the long queues this weekend and set a date with Bill Granger and his light and fluffy eggs instead… Ingredients 2 eggs 1/3 cup cream 1 Pinch of salt 10g butter Method 1. Place eggs, cream and salt in a bowl and whisk together. 2. Melt butter in a non-stick frying pan over high heat, taking care not to burn the butter. 3. Pour in egg mixture and cook for 20 seconds, or until gently set around the edge. 4. Stir the eggs with a wooden spoon, gently bringing the egg mixture on the outside of the

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FIVE FOODIE FINDS

If you love experimenting in the kitchen then we’ve found five food sanctuaries you will love! Here is a list of our favourite produce stores where you will find everything you need for your next feast. Mediterranean: Mediterranean Wholesaler – From chilies to chick peas, tomatoes to asparagus, you’ll find every kind of tinned Italian vegetables plus a deli dedicated to cheese and preserved meats. 482 Sydney Road Brunswick VIC 3056 Asian: Lee’s Asian Grocer – Fresh and packaged Asian ingredients but famous for their home made frozen dumplings. Prahran Market, Shop 19 163-185 Commercial Road Prahran VIC 3181 Mex

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INSPIRING IDEAS FROM THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST MARQUEES

The Big Group share marquee tips for @ home Spring Racing soirées Transform your home this racing season with these simple décor and food ideas. Steph Hagan, Stylist at The Design Depot and Daisy Lynch, Event Manger at The Big Group have put together five top tips to help you add class to your race day celebrations… 1. Beautify your space - Place bundled fresh flowers into hand painted jam jars then cluster on shelves and book cases around the home. 2012 Spring Summer is all about colour, so be bold and go bright! 2. Use table decorations - For beautiful table displays fill an assortment of Mason jars with beeswax candles,

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RACE DAY BEFORE & AFTER PARTIES

Find out where everyone's celebrating pre and post track... If you’re looking for race day entertainment then we’ve got you sorted! Here are our top picks for a full day of Spring Racing fun. Pre Races The Botanical  Treat yourself to a beautiful champagne cocktail breakfast at the famed Botanical. The Smith For a stylish start to Ladies Day, head to The Smith for a selection of delicious canapés and plenty of Chandon Brut Rose. Middle Park Hotel For coffee and a cocktail, all before 10am, this is where you need to be. Post Races Morris Jones Bar & Restaurant  At race time the cocktails flow

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BOOKS YOU’LL LOVE: 27 MUST-READS

While most of what we read is now online, the WY? team loves the touch, feel and smell of books! There is nothing better than curling up in bed and getting lost in a great book... and the best reads are mostly found via recommendation. We asked the WY? team to recommend their picks across our key categories. So get ready to read...   Art & Culture Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture  by Jill Gasparina, Glenn O'Brien, Taro Igarashi, Ian Luna, Valerie Steele Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad  by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller The Bolter  by Frances Osborne Beauty The Per

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PREPARE A GARLIC CLOVE FOR COOKING

There is a trick to the garlic stink! When preparing your garlic, slice it in two and you will notice a green germ through the centre, by removing this you take away the bad smell associated with enjoying a good garlicky meal. Now you can love your garlic and be loved too!